Board of directors

Gro G Kielland

Gro G. Kielland, Chairman of the Board

Gro G. Kielland (born 1959) is a non-executive chairman of the Downstream Board of BP Norway. Until recently, she was also the Chairman of the BP Norway Upstream Board. She held the position of Managing Director of BP Norway in the period from 2005 – 2008, General Manager for Wytch Farm in the UK in the period 2003 – 2005. In the period before she held several managerial positions within various companies. Gro G. Kielland holds an MSc in Mechanical Engineering and a Diploma of Education from Norwegian Institute of Technology.


Atle Eide, Boardmember

Mr. Eide joined HitecVision in 2007. From 2003 to 2007 he was the CEO of Marine Harvest ASA and one of its predecessors Pan Fish ASA. Mr. Eide’s previous work experience includes the CEO position of a number of listed and unlisted companies. Mr. Eide has been non-executive chairman of the board of the fund HitecVision III since its inception in 2002, and has also held a number of non-executive board positions in companies such as Fokus Bank, Acta, Cermaq and SalMar.

Raymond Carlsen, Director

Raymond Carlsen, Boardmember

Raymond Carlsen (born 1955) is Managing Director in Scatec Solar. Scatec Solar is a global integrated independent solar power producer. Before joining Scatec Solar, Carlsen was Partner and responsible for developing Aker ASA’s portfolio of Energy related businesses.

Prior to becoming a partner of Aker ASA, he was Executive Vice President and member of the Aker Solutions ASA Executive Management Team. He was also responsible for Aker Solutions’ Subsea, a USD 2 billion revenue business with 5000 employees and operations in more than 15 countries.
Carlsen has extensive international experience through assignments in USA, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and South Africa and is a Director on a number of Boards. He earned his M.Sc. from Florida Institute of Technology, USA in 1981.


Hans Olav Hide, Director

Hans Olav Hide, Boardmember

Hans Olav Hide (born 1959) has an extensive industry experience, mainly from the international oil and gas sector. He has been working with oil majors, service companies and in Private Equity. His entrepreneurial skills and knowledge have been continuously expanded during the successful founding, growth and exit from several technology companies. Hide holds an MSc from NTH in Trondheim, Norway, and a Master in Energy Economics from IFP in Paris, France.


Haakon Berg, Boardmember

Haakon Berg (born 1974) joined Align as board member in 2016.  Mr. Berg is currently investment director in Aker ASA.  Previously positions include finance director in Aker Solutions Well Services, VP transactions&business development in Aker, finance director In AGR, and finance manager in Bravida.  Mr. Berg is a graduate from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (in Bergen).


Erik Otto Nyborg, Boardmember

Erik Otto Nyborg (born 1981) is an Investment Manager with Aker ASA where he works across Aker’s investment portfolio. Mr. Nyborg has previously worked as an Investment Manager with Akastor ASA, an Investment Professional with Permira Advisers in Stockholm and as an Investment Associate with Davidson Kempner Capital Management in New York. Prior to this, Mr. Nyborg worked in the investment banking division of Bank of America in New York.

Mr. Nyborg holds a degree in finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. He also has an MBA from INSEAD, France.


Endre Folge, Boardmember

Endre Folge (born 1978) joined HitecVision in 2014 from his role in Aker Solutions ASA as Head of M&A. Mr. Folge previously worked as an Investment Manager in Aker ASA, with particular focus on Aker Solutions and Aker Philadelphia Shipyard. Prior to that Mr. Folge worked as an Analyst with UBS Investment Bank in both London and Zurich. Mr. Folge holds a MSc from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland in Business Administration and Economics, specialising in finance, accounting and controlling.

Ageing safety solutions do not necessarily require large investments

In a time where the focus on cost savings is at its peak, we need to ensure that the safety of the installations still meets the requirements and that we still can claim to be “top of the league” regarding safety in the Petroleum sector.