Karl Johnny Hersvik
Chief Executive Officer
Karl Johnny Hersvik (born 1972) has been CEO of Aker BP since May 2014. Prior to joining Aker BP, he served as head of research for Statoil.
Mr Hersvik has held a number of specialist and executive positions with Norsk Hydro and StatoilHydro.
He holds a number of directorships whose objective is to promote cooperation between industry and academia.
Mr Hersvik holds a Cand. Scient. (second cycle) degree in Industrial Mathematics from the University of Bergen.
Olav Henriksen (born 1956) joined Aker BP in January 2015. Prior to joining Aker BP, Mr Henriksen has been working with large development projects in ConocoPhillips since 1990.
He has his extensive work experience from both Kværner Installasjon and ConocoPhillips, including work with large projects such as Ekofisk, Statfjord, Gullfaks, Oseberg and Eldfisk.
Mr. Henriksen has a degree in engineering from Møre og Romsdal Ingeniørhøyskole (the Møre and Romsdal college of engineering).
Chief Financial Officer
Alexander Krane (born 1976) took up the position of CFO with Aker BP in 2012.
Prior to joining Aker BP, he held the position of Corporate Controller with Aker ASA. He has also worked as a public accountant with KPMG, both in Norway and in the US.
Mr Krane holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (“siviløkonom”) from Bodø Graduate School of Business and an MBA degree from the Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen. He is also a state-authorized public accountant in Norway.
Gro Gunleiksrud Haatvedt
Gro Gunleiksrud Haatvedt (born 1957) joined Aker BP in 2014. She came from the position of SVP Exploration for the Norwegian Continental Shelf with Statoil ASA, where she also served as country manager in Libya.
She has held several positions with Norsk Hydro (head of Geology, Technology and Competence). She has been responsible for business development and exploration in Iran, and VP Exploration for NCS.
Ms Haatvedt holds a Cand. Scient degree in Applied Geophysics from the University of Oslo.
SVP Drilling and Well
Tommy Sigmundstad (born 1971) comes from the position of Vice President Wells BP Asia Pacific.
Sigmundstad has broad experience within the oil and gas industry from companies such as Baker Hughes and Philips, before joining BP in the year 2000. Within BP Sigmundstad has held different operational, engineering and management positions in Norway, United Kingdom, Azerbaijan and Indonesia.
Mr Sigmundstad holds a master's degree in Petroleum-engineering from Stavanger University.
Øyvind Bratsberg (born 1959) joined Aker BP in 2008 as Chief Operating Officer.
He has 30 years’ experience from several companies in the areas of
marketing, business development and operations. Before taking up his position with Det norske (Aker BP), he was responsible for early-phase field
development on the Norwegian Continental Shelf for StatoilHydro.
Mr Bratsberg holds an MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from
NTH, now the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU.
Svein J. Liknes
Svein J. Liknes (born 1972) has previously held the position as Skarv Asset Manager. He has been heading Skarv since the establishment of Aker BP on 1 December 2016.
Liknes held a similar role for the Alvheim Asset for Det norske until Aker BP was established.
He has broad experience with production units, from both projects and operations, in Asia and Great Britain. He was engaged in the Alvheim project in Norway from 2005.
Liknes has a degree as Master Mariner with a bachelor in Nautical Science from the University of Stavanger and Western Norway University of Applied Sciences.
Jorunn Kvaale (born 1963) comes from the position of Engineering Services Manager, BP Norge.
She has extensive experience in the oil and gas industry, including from Amoco and as OIM for BP Norway.
Kvaale is an engineer in Telecommunications and holds a Masters Degree from BI.
Ole Johan Molvig (born 1972) comes from the position of VP Subsurface, Det norske.
He has long experience in the oil and gas industry, mainly from ExxonMobil, Statoil and Marathon Oil.
Molvig holds a masters degree from NTNU in Trondheim.
Per Harald Kongelf
Per Harald Kongelf (born 1959) is responsible for Aker BP's improvement program.
Prior to joining Aker BP, Per Harald Kongelf served as head of the Norwegian operations in Aker Solutions.
Kongelf holds an MSc degree from NTNU in Trondheim and has more than 25 years of industrial experience through numerous technical and management positions in Aker Solutions.