Management Team

Leiv Kallestad


Leiv Kallestad is an experienced business executive whom joined Optimarin in 2019 from the position as CFO in TTS Group ASA. Kallestad build his experience and track record as an international executive within the marine, oil & gas, oil service, manufacturing and corporate finance businesses, both in and outside Norway. Kallestad has worked in executive positions for companies such as TTS Group, Palfinger Marine/Harding, Roxar, Kverneland Group, TORP LNG, Exxon Mobil, Conoco Phillips and SR-Bank Markets.

Tore Andersen

Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing

After decades of experience and track record within international sales in the shipping sector, Tore joined Optimarin in 2011 to lead the sales organisation. He was appointed CEO in 2013 to 2019.

Helge Byhre Sirevaag


Coming from a long background as finance director within the maritime and petroleum industries, Helge joined Optimarin in 2013 as CFO. He has a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

Karl Morten Skjæveland

Executive Vice President Supply Chain

Karl Morten has extensive experience in supply chain management and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration. He joined the company as COO in 2012.

Dan Åge Langeland

Executive Vice President Technology, Project and Service

After a long and varied career in the maritime sector where he worked his way up to the CEO level, Dan Åge decided to join Optimarin in 2013 as CTO to focus on technology development.

Bodil Broch-Austvoll

Vice President HSEQ & HR

Bodil holds a University degree in HR, HSE, Quality Management and Business Administration and has extensive experience from all these fields including international recruitment. Since 2011 she has been Optimarin’s HSEQ/HR Manager.