Executive Management

Bart H. Heijermans

CEO and Executive Director
Bart Heijermans is the Chief Executive Officer of DeepOcean Group Holding B.V. and has served in that position since February 2012. 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 several offshore renewables projects. Prior to joining DeepOcean as a member of the board in July of 2011, 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.

Dennis de Vreede

Chief Financial Officer
Mr de Vreede joined DeepOcean as Chief Financial Officer in August 2013 and brings over 20 years of international financial experience.  Mr. de Vreede joined from Prologis, global market leader in the industrial real estate space, where he served as Senior Vice President, European Finance Director. Before this, he was Chief Financial Officer of Redevco, one of the largest retail real estate developers and managers in Europe. Prior, he worked as Global Finance Director at Rockwell Automation Inc., served as Vice President Finance for telecommunications venture KPNQwest N.V. and gained mergers & acquisitions experience at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson in London. He started his career in 1993 with KPMG in The Netherlands. Mr. de Vreede earned a Bachelors of Economics from The Hague University of Applied Sciences. He received a Masters in Accountancy and graduated as a registered accountant from Nyenrode Business University in The Netherlands. He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School after successfully completing several Executive Education programs, a member of NBA, the Royal Netherlands Institute of Registered Accountants and the Controller’s Institute of The Netherlands.

Mads R Bårdsen

Chief Strategy Officer
Mr Bårdsen has served as Chief Strategy Officer since January 2017 and as President of DeepOcean in Norway since 2009. Since joining the company in 2002, he has been involved with developing the company by holding various positions after being the first engineering manager of DeepOcean. These positions include Chief Operating Officer, Group Strategic Advisor on Operations and Strategic Planning and Director of Technology and International Business. Having gained more than 20 years of experience from subsea project management, technology development, and subsea operations, Mr. Bårdsen has also served as senior project engineer for Stolt Offshore, now Subsea7, specialising in design, engineering and operation of pipeline repair systems. He holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from NTNU, Norway, and professional degrees in finance and management from NTNU/NHH in Norway and National University in Singapore.

Ottar K Mæland

Chief Operations Officer
Mr Mæland has served as Chief Operating Officer since January 2017. Since joining joined DeepOcean in 2007 Mr Mæland has held various senior positions as Chief Commercial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Asset Director, Senior Project Engineer and served as Lead Engineer and Project Manager for PRS and Kittiwake. His prior experience includes seven years at Norsk Hydro, including four years in R&D as Senior Project Engineer and three years in process management. Mr. Mæland holds a Master of Science in material technology and a business economist degree from the Norwegian School of Management.

Louise Lewin

General Counsel
Louise Lewin is a UK qualified solicitor who has been a part of the DeepOcean group for over 7 years.  A commercial executive with extensive experience in international commercial contracting and dispute resolution for the oil and gas, defence, energy and renewable energy sectors.  Louise oversees legal matters in a variety of areas for DeepOcean’s management and global operations.  Louise is based in Darlington and heads up the UK Contracts Team.

Ingunn Øvereng Iveland

Group HR Director
Mrs Iveland joined DeepOcean in 2007 as Purchasing Manager. In 2011 she took responsibility for the HR and Business Systems in the role as HR and Admin Director for DeepOcean in Norway, with responsibility for group offices in Brazil and Mexico.  In January 2015 she was appointed Group HR Director.  Mrs Ivelands previous experience is from ORKLA, including three years as a Management Trainee. She has also held positions within logistics and production management within the ORKLA Group.  Mrs Iveland holds a Master of Science in applied Physics and Mathematics and a Master of Management from BI – Norwegian Business School.