New Board for Det norske

This article originates from the news archive of Det norske.

3. February 2009

Diderik Schnitler was elected new chairman of the board of Det norske oljeselskap ASA at the extraordinary general assembly on the 2nd of February.

At the extraordinary general assembly five new members of the board were elected.

Diderik Schnitler (1946) will become the new chairman of the board. Schnitler has extensive leader experience from the oil business, including the position as the managing director of Saga Petroleum. He has been the head of affairs in companies like Kværner, EB Anker Sønnak and Kaldnes. Schnitler has also been the parliamentary secretary in the Ministry of Trade and Industry (Norway) and the president of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise. He has experience from being the board-member of several companies, among others Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA and Neas ASA. Schnitler holds a masters degree in civil engineering from NTH (Norwegian University of Technology, now NTNU).

The company now has four new members of the board.

Jan Rune Steinsland (1960) has extensive leader experience from Norwegian and International oil and off shore industry, and is today finance director of the rigging company Ocean Rig ASA. Steinsland has ten years experience from Exxon/Esso in Norway. Other experience includes the position as finance director for Acta Holding for six years. Steinsland holds an MBA from the University of St. Gallen, Germany.

Marianne Elisabeth Johnsen (1963) has several years of leader experience both from the private and public sector, among others as a member of the management at Ullevål University Hospital and as the director of Elkem ASA. Currently she is partner and owns a consultancy firm which mainly works with adaptation processes for leading Nordic industrial firms. She has broad leader experience from several lines of business. She is educated Jurist from the University of Oslo and holds an MBA from Solvay Business School, Brussels.

Marianne Lie (1962) is a well known leader in the Norwegian trade and industry, with extensive experience from several board. Among other positions, Lie has been the managing director of the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association for six years, as well as the managing director of Vattenfall Norway for four years. Lie is a graduate of social studies from the University of Oslo.

Hege Sjo (1968) is working for Britain’s biggest pension fund manager; Hermes Investment Management Ltd. in London. From 1995 until 2003, she worked for Oslo Børs, foremost as a project leader of strategy development. Later she became the finance director and the marketing director of Oslo Børs. Sjo holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sterling, Scotland, and holds higher education from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration.

The general assembly re-elected two members of the board. Ivar Brandvold (1956) and Tore Lilloe-Olsen (1956). Ivar Brandvold is the chief operating officer in DNO International ASA, where he has the responsibility for all upstream prosjects. in all geographical areas where the company is involved. Furthermore, he has 23 years of experience from several leader positions in Norsk Hydro. Brandvold holds a masters degree in civil engineering from NTH (Norwegian University of Technology, now NTNU).

Tore Lilloe-Olsen (1956) is the Head of Exploration in DNO International ASA, and has more than 25 years experience from the oil industry, including as a geophysicist for Elf and Hydro. Additionally, he has held positions such as the head of exploration with responsibility of the North Sea for Hydro O&E and Asset Manager for BL 35 Angola in Sonangol P&P. Lilloe-Olsen holds a master of geology and geophysics from the University of Oslo.

In addition to the board members elected by the stockholders are Jan Gunnar Opsal and Kristin Aubert.

Find the minutes of meeting here.

About Det norske (DETNOR`):
Det norske is the second-largest operating company on the Norwegian Continental Shelf with 27 operatorship and interests in a total of 47 licenses (before the APA 2008). Det norske is the operator of the Frøy Field development and will also operate eight to nine exploration wells in the North Sea and Norwegian Sea during 2009. Det norske’s scope of activities is limited to the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).

Det norske currently employs a staff of more than 130, and the strong growth rate continues. The company`s registered office is located in Trondheim. The company also has offices in Oslo, Harstad, and Stavanger.