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​Our Board of Directors

  • Robert Hobbs

    Chairman of the Board


    Robert Hobbs has over 30 years of experience in the upstream sector of the oil and gas business, holding senior management positions with both exploration and production operators as well as service companies. Until 2016, Mr. Hobbs served as CEO of TGS-NOPEC. Prior to that, he utilized his exploration geoscience background in staff and executive roles at Marathon Oil, Veritas DGC, Union Texas Petroleum, and Exxon. He also has served as Chairman of the International Association of Geophysical Contractors, the geophysical industry’s global trade association. Mr. Hobbs holds a bachelor of science degree in geology from Baylor University and a master of science degree in geoscience from University of Southern California.

  • Stein Vidar Håland

    Board Member


    Stein Vidar Håland has been a part of Rasmussengruppen since 1976, and today he holds the position as CFO for RASMUSSENGRUPPEN AS. Mr. Håland holds a degree from Norges Handelshøyskole (NHH).

  • Lars Erik Larsson

    General Legal Counsel


    Lars Erik Larsson is General Legal Counsel at RASMUSSENGRUPPEN AS, a position he has held since 2017. Prior to joining RASMUSSENGRUPPEN AS, he worked as associate/lawyer in Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS from 2006 to 2014 and as a lawyer in KPMG Law from 2014-2017.

    Mr. Larsson holds a law degree from the University of Oslo.

  • Vijay Kasibhatla

    Board Member


    Mr. Vijay Kasibhatla serves as Director of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) at Schlumberger Limited.

    Prior to this role, Mr. Kasibhatla has held a number of other positions within Schlumberger including more recently, as Finance & Commercial Director of Schlumberger Production Management (SPM), as Financial Controller for the Integrated Project management business (IPM) and as an M&A portfolio manager focusing on various acquisitions and divestitures for Schlumberger.

    He served as a Director at Saxon Energy Services Inc. and OneLNG.

    Mr. Kasibhatla holds an M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kentucky and an M.B.A from London Business School.

  • Trygve Lauvdal

    Board Member


    Trygve Lauvdal is Investment Director at RASMUSSENGRUPPEN AS. He has nine years of equity research experience from DNB, specializing in the technology sector from 2001 to 2008 and the industrial- and renewable energy sector from 2008 to 2010. He started his career at ABB in 1997.

    Mr Lauvdal holds a PhD in engineering cybernetics from NTNU.

  • Einar Ytredal

    Board Member


    Einar Ytredal is CEO of GC Rieber Shipping, appointed November 2018.

    He has worked with the company since 2007, first as Vice President Finance and then as CFO from 2011 to 2018. Prior to this Mr. Ytredal worked for seven years in Deloitte.

    Mr Ytredal has an MSc in Economics and Business Administration as well as an MSc in Accounting and Auditing.