Board of Directors

Jo Lunder

Mr. Lunder serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of DeepOcean since September 2018. Mr. Lunder has 30 years of experience in senior executive positions, mainly as Chairman and CEO of large public and private owned companies. His last position was CEO of the Fredriksen Group, one of the world’s largest family groups with investments in shipping, oil service and fish farming as well as a variety of other investments. Mr. Lunder served before that as Chairman and CEO of Vimpelcom (Veon), one of the world’s largest mobile telecommunications companies. He has also held the position as President in Ferd Capital (a Norwegian family group with a broad portfolio of indirect and direct investments), during those years also serving as executive Chairman of Aibel. Mr. Lunder has also held the position as CEO of Ementor (Atea) executing a re-structuring of the company creating the largest IT infrastructure company in the Nordics. In his early day Mr. Lunder was first in the banking industry and then in different executive positions in Telenor, building their domestic mobile business. Mr. Lunder holds an MBA from Henley Business School. He is currently working as an independent advisor, investor and Chairman.

Øyvind Mikaelsen

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Øyvind Mikaelsen serves as Chief Executive Officer and Executives Director since May 2018. He has 30 years of experience in the global subsea business holding various senior executive roles. His most recent position was Executive Vice President at Subsea 7. Øyvind began his career in the oil and gas industry with Kvaerner Rosenberg A/S in 1988. He then moved to Norske Shell before joining Subsea 7 in 1992. He holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Trondheim in Norway. 

Chris Cooper

Non-Executive Director
Chris has 30 years of experience in the Oil and Gas industry. He has been with Royal Dutch Shell for 20 years, prior to which he worked for a Major EPC Contractor in international projects. He currently holds the role of Vice President Projects. Chris is British and holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from Teesside University in England. He is a Registered Project Professional with the Association of Project Management, is accredited by the Shell Project Academy and is a Shell approved Technical Authority in Project Management.

Kristian Diesen

Non-Executive Director
Kristian is an Investment Advisory Professional at Triton. He joined Triton from Pareto Securities, where he worked as a senior partner in the research department with the main focus on oil services. Previously, Kristian worked at Deloitte in the Auditing division. He holds an MSc in Business from the Norwegian School of Management.

Terje Askvig

Non-Executive Director
Terje is a senior industry expert at WestPark. Prior to joining West Park, Terje spent five years at Eitzen Chemical ASA as President and CEO. At Eitzen, he was responsible for the world's third largest chemical tanker fleet, integrating five acquired companies and building the company's operational platform. Before that he was Executive Vice President with Fred. Olsen & Co. for seven years. He initiated and led the restructuring of the group's renewables business into Fred. Olsen Renewables AS, where he was the CEO. Terje has also been President and CEO of BT Shipping Ltd, a NASDAQ-listed oil tanker company and worked as Managing Director at Pausco AS. He has a B.A in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco. Terje is the Chairman of the Board of Nordic Tankers AS and Herning Shipping AS.

Frode Garlid

Chief Financial Officer
Before joining DeepOcean as Chief Financial Officer in March 2018, Frode Garlid served as VP Operations & Risk in NOV Wellstream Processing. Prior to this he served as Chief Financial Officer & Chief of Staff of Fjords Processing which was acquired by NOV from Akastor ASA late 2016. Frode has also served as CFO of OneSubsea Processing Group (previously known as Framo Engineering). He has 17 years of experience within finance and operations in the oil and gas industry, mainly from different positions at Schlumberger in France, Africa, Russia and the Middle East where he gained broad experience within both EPC and services - and where he also held the position as Global Controller for the Subsea division of Schlumberger. Frode Garlid holds a Master of Arts with Honours in Economics Science & Finance from the University of Aberdeen in 2001, and law studies from the University in Bergen. In addition, he has attended the Executive Education at The Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania.

Ottar K Mæland

Chief Operating Officer
Since joining DeepOcean in 2007, Ottar Mæland has held various senior positions such as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Commercial Officer. His prior experience includes seven years at Norsk Hydro. Mr Mæland holds a Master of Science in Material Technology, a Business Economist Degree from the Norwegian School of Management and graduated from the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.