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 (born 1975) comes from the position as Asset Development Manager for NOAKA. Ms. Glørstad has been with the company since 2011.
Glørstad 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.
Knut Sandvik (born 1962) joined Aker BP in July 2019. Prior to joining Aker BP, Mr. Sandvik has worked in the oil and gas industry for more than 30 years. Throughout his career, Sandvik has held various senior project and leadership positions across Aker Solutions, most recently as EVP Greenfield Projects. Mr. Sandvik holds a degree in Mechanical Offshore Engineering from Heriot-Watt University in Scotland.
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.
Marit Blaasmo (born 1975) comes from the position in Aker BP as responsible for the Drilling & Wells performance and improvement agenda. Ms. Blaasmo has been with the company since 2017 and holds a degree in Petroleum Engineering from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Prior to joining Aker BP, Ms. Blaasmo has held multiple roles within Drilling & Wells at Baker Hughes INTEQ and Equinor.
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.
SVP Operations & Asset Development
Kjetel Digre (born 1969) joined Aker BP in May 2019. Prior to joining Aker BP, Mr. Digre worked at Equinor as SVP and Project Director for the Johan Sverdrup project development. Mr. Digre holds an MSc with distinction in Subsea and Petroleum Engineering from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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.