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.
Mr. Hersvik holds a Cand. Scient. (second cycle) degree in Industrial Mathematics from the University of Bergen.
David Torvik Tønne
Chief Financial Officer
David Torvik Tønne (born 1985) comes from the position of VP Corporate. Controlling in Aker BP. Mr. Tønne has been with the company since January 2017.
Tønne holds a master’s degree in finance from NHH Norwegian School of Economics. Prior to Aker BP, he worked for The Boston Consulting Group.
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.
Evy Glørstad-Clark (born 1975) comes from the position as Asset Development Manager for NOAKA. Ms. Clark has been with the company since 2011.
Glørstad-Clark holds a PhD in Petroleum geology/sedimentology. She has a broad experience as a geologist from BP in Norway and the US. Her PhD focused on seismic stratigraphy, providing stratigraphic control to all sub-projects under PETROBAR, and focused on the Triassic succession in the Barents Sea.
She has held several managerial positions in Aker BP since joining the company.
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 extensive work experience from both Kværner Rosenberg, 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).
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.
Mr. 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.
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 Offshore Installation Manager for BP Norway.
Mrs. Kvaale is an engineer in Telecommunications and holds a master’s degree from BI.
SVP Strategy & Business Development
Lene Landøy (born 1979) comes from the position of VP Strategy, Portfolio and Analysis in Aker BP. Mrs. Landøy has been with the company since January 2017.
Landøy has a master’s degree in finance from NHH Norwegian School of Economics/University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). She also holds a master’s degree in international finance from the Skema Business School in France.
Prior to joining Aker BP, she led Equinor’s business development unit on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
Svein J. Liknes
Svein J. Liknes (born 1972) has previously held the position as Skarv Asset Manager. He headed Skarv since the establishment of Aker BP on 1 December 2016. Liknes held a similar role for the Alvheim Asset for Det norske.
Mr. Liknes 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.
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.
Mr. Molvig holds a master’s degree from NTNU in Trondheim.
SVP Drilling and Well
Tommy Sigmundstad (born 1970) 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 2000. Within BP, Sigmundstad has held different operational, engineering and management positions in Norway, the United Kingdom, Azerbaijan and Indonesia.
Mr. Sigmundstad holds a master’s degree in petroleum engineering from University of Stavanger.