Board of directors

Stian Helgøy

Chairman of the Board

Stian Helgøy is currently Head of Investor Relation in Sparebank 1 SR-Bank. He holds a Master in Economics from the Norwegian Business School BI. Mr. Helgøy has work experience from DNB and is currently chairman or board member of various companies.

Birgir Nilsen

Member of the Board

Birgir Nilsen has Master of Business and Marketing degree from Oslo Business School in Norway. Birgir has been an entrepreneur and founder for two startups in the IT market with Connor AS in Oslo, Norway and Caliber Solutions in Stamford, Connecticut. He joined OptiMarin AS in May 2000 and worked with Halvor Nilsen to develop the OptiMarin Ballast System and OptiMarin AS into a commercial enterprise in the emerging market for ballast water treatment. Birgir has been a delegate to the Norwegian delegation at IMO – MEPC since MEPC 47 in July 2001 working in the Ballast Water Working Group.

Rolf E. Ahlqvist

Member of the Board

Rolf E. Ahlqvist was chairman of the board in Optimarin from 2007-2013, before returning as a board member in 2021. He was the CEO and President of Scana ASA for 13 years from 1987 to 2000, which he took public in 1996. Before Scana, Rolf was Sales and Marketing Manager at Kværner Rosenberg. For the last 20 years Rolf has been Chairman and partner in Procom Venture, a venture capital firm.

Kristine Klaveness

Member of the Board

Kristine Klaveness is currently Investment Director Maritime in Klaveness Marine Holding AS. She holds an MBA from IMD and a Bachelor in Economics from Princeton and she has work experience from DNB, Orkla Finans and the Torvald Klaveness Group.

Johannes Neteland

Member of the Board

Johannes Neteland is currently Partner in Infima AS. He holds an MSc from Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration. He has previous work experience from Statoil, Block Watne Boliger, Ekornes, Vital Forsikring, TTS Group and Noryards AS. In addition he has experience from several board positions.

Richard Aleksander G. Tjøsvoll

Member of the Board

Richard Aleksander G. Tjøsvoll is currently Regional Sales Manager in Optimarin AS. He has a MSc in maritime management and a BSc in micro and nano technology from the University of South-Eastern Norway. He completed the NHH Leader development program “Solstrandprogrammet Accelerate” in 2019. Richard has also been the Chairman of Youngship Stavanger.