Our Board of Directors
  • Karl-Johan Gombrii

    Chairman of the Board


    Karl-Johan Gombrii has more than 40 years shipping experience, most of which as a practising lawyer, both as litigator and commercial adviser, with focus on chartering, new building and sale and purchase of vessels as well as on agency, brokerage and insurance contracts. Mr Gombrii is an experienced arbitrator in shipping, shipbuilding and insurance matters. Mr. Gombrii holds a Master of Law from Uppsala University in Sweden. 

  • 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. Mr. Håland holds a degree from Norges Handelshøyskole (NHH). 

  • Hanne Skaarberg Holen

    Board Member


    Hanne Skaarberg Holen is a Partner with Thommessen in Oslo, and has over 30 years experience focussed on tax and company law.

    Hanne has a business management degree from the University of Lausanne and a law degree from the University of Oslo. She has a background as an auditor, lawyer, and partner in PwC, where she gained extensive knowledge regarding the organisation of functions, income, expenses, authority and responsibility within large corporate structures. Additionally Ms. Skaarberg Holen has been a Partner and Managing Partner at Arntzen de Besche, and has management and board experience from both listed and private companies.

  • 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.