Board of Directors

Terje Askvig

Chairman and 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.

Øyvind Mikaelsen

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Mr. 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. Mr. Mikaelsen 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. 

Fredrik Brynildsen

Non-Executive Director
Fredrik is an Investment Advisory Professional at Triton. He is the co-head of the Energy, Resources and Chemicals sector, and responsible for coordinating Triton’s investment advisory activities in Norway. Prior to joining Triton, Fredrik worked in investment banking at the Global Communications group at Citigroup in New York. Before that, he was in Citigroup's Equity Capital Markets group. He has a degree in Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania Fredrik is member of the Board of Cubility AS, Nordic Tankers AS and Herning Shipping AS

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.

Bart H. Heijermans

Non-Executive Director
Bart Heijermans has been a member of the DeepOcean Board of Directors since July 2011.  He served as DeepOcean's Chief Executive Officer from February 2012 until November 2017. He is an accomplished and versatile global energy executive with more than 25 years of experience in the development, execution and operations of offshore oil & gas projects and with DeepOcean has been involved in a large number of offshore renewables projects. Prior to joining DeepOcean, Bart was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. (NYSE: HLX). He has held several senior positions with recognized energy companies such as Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE: EPD), El Paso Corporation and Royal Dutch Shell. He holds a Masters degree of Civil Engineering from the University of Delft in the Netherlands and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program. Bart is a non-executive director of Roll Holding B.V

Hugh O’Donnell

Non-Executive Director
Hugh O’Donnell has extensive international industry experience having worked for Saipem, Micoperi, Belleli and Brown & Root. He served as Executive Board Member of Saipem Spa from 2001 through 2013 as Chief Operating Officer until 2009 and then as Deputy Chief Executive Officer. Hugh holds a primary and master degree in Engineering and is involved as Consultant and Non-Executive Director for Rosetti Marino, Cathx Ocean and Drillmec Spa.

Amardeep Singh Chandi

Non-Executive Director
Amardeep Singh Chandi is currently an Investment Analyst at Caspian Capital in New York. Prior to joining Caspian, he was an Associate at KKR on the Special Situations team focused on public and private North American distressed investing. Prior to joining KKR, he was an analyst at Morgan Stanley in the Investment Banking Division. Mr. Chandi graduated as a Leslie Wong Fellow with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance from the University of British Columbia.