Moreld is managed by a team
of professionals with extensive experience
operating in the energy service sector.
The group’s history in working across all energy segments has cultivated a deep knowledge in entering new markets, transforming in existing markets, and developing long-term strategies geared toward the inevitable energy transition.
Chief Executive Officer
Geir Austigard previously held the position as CEO at Øglænd System Group.
He brings with him 20 years of experience from Øglænd; a multinational industrial group where he held various management positions before becoming CEO in 2008. Prior to Øglænd System Group, Geir worked as a petroleum engineer with Shell for seven years. He holds an MSc in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Stavanger in Norway.
Hans Jakob Hegge
Chief Financial Officer
Hans Jakob Hegge previously held the position as Chief Financial Officer and US Country Manager at Equinor
He brings with him over 24 years of experience from the oil & gas industry, with 19 years in senior management positions in Statoil and Equinor. Hans Jakob has gained extensive leadership experience from large complex organizations within the upstream business and supply services to operational activities on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
Prior to Equinor, he has experience as Senior Consultant at Deloitte Consulting. Hans Jakob has a M.Sc in Economics and business administration from the Norwegian School of Economics
EVP Engineering & Ocean
Karsten Gudmundset is the Managing Director of Moreld Apply.
He started as CEO for Apply in September 2016. With degrees from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and business, he moved from Trondheim to the region of Stavanger nearly 30 years ago when starting his career as an engineer in Kværner Rosenberg. Before taking over the position as CEO in APPLY, Karsten was part of the group management in the German Kaefer Group where he held the position as Managing Director for 8 years. Karsten has extensive experience from a number of management positions in Kvaerner and Aker Kvaerner companies, both in Norway and internationally.
Arne Hammer is the Managing Director of Moreld Karsten Moholt.
Arne is an experienced CEO and Production Director with a demonstrated history of working in the oil & energy industry. Bachelor of Science focused in Elektro from Høgskolen i Bergen.
EVP Energy Solutions
Jørgen Jørgensen is the Managing Director of Moreld Ross Offshore.
Jørgen has has technical background within production, and has been a part of the leader team in Ross Offshore since 2006 and CEO since 2014. He graduated from NTNU in 2000 with a M.Sc. in Petroleum Technology.
Jan Erik Rugland
EVP Sustainability & Transactions
Jan Erik Rugland previously held the position as Senior Partner at HitecVision.
He brings with him over 25 years of industry experience, including Vice President Operations and other leadership roles at NOV and Hitec. Jan Erik holds an MSc in Quality Management from the University of Stirling in Scotland and a BSc in Management Science from the University of Manchester (UMIST) in England.
Margrete H. Adamsson
HR and Administrative Manager
Margrete Høgberg Adamsson previously held the position as HR Manager and Administrative Leader at PwC.
She was part of the PwC Rogaland management team from 2013-2019. In addition, Margrete has over 15 years of managerial experience from HR, operations, and in-house sales from the Radisson Hotel group. She holds a degree in language, management and economics from the University in Bergen and Stavanger College.
VP Corporate Control, Finance and Treasury
Siri Ravndal previously held the position as CFO for Flux Group and before that she was the CFO for Teknisk Bureau, both companies within the Moreld Group.
She has over 7 years of experience from the CFO function and holds a BSc in Business and Economics from Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences and Odisee University of Applied Sciences, Brussels
Chairman of the board
Kristin Færøvik was Managing Director of Lundin Norway from 2014 – 2022.
She has extensive E&P, commercial and leadership experience from her roles as managing director at Rosenberg Worley and Marathon Oil Norway, and as commercial manager in BP Norway.
Marit Grimsbo currently holds the position as SVP Strategy and Communication at Statkraft.
Before joining Statkraft, she was Partner in McKinsey for 17 years and also has experience as board member in Aleris Sweden and Agder Energi. Ms. Grimsbo holds a MSc in Industrial Economics and Technology Management from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
Jone Skaara currently holds the position as a Senior Partner at HitecVision.
Mr. Skaara served as CFO in HitecVision from 2003 to 2005 and rejoined the company in 2014 as a Senior Partner. He previously held the position as Director, Corporate Finance with Swedbank AS in Stavanger, Norway and its predecessor First Securities. Mr. Skaara also has experience as CEO & CFO of Odim Hitec for two years. He started his career with ABB in Switzerland.
Mr. Skaara holds an MBA from the University of Colorado.
Gunnar Halvorsen currently holds the position as Senior Partner at HitecVision.
Mr. Halvorsen has more than 25 years' oil industry experience, working for HitecVision and its predecessors since 1997, initially as an investment manager with Cybernetix and later as the company's General Manager. Before this he spent a number of years at Amoco in Norway and Houston, where his latest position was head of the analytical department at Amoco Norway Oil Company. Prior to Amoco, he held positions as Senior Corporate Advisor at the Kreditkassen bank and Finance Manager at BJ Hughes. Mr. Halvorsen holds an MSc in Finance from the University of Colorado, USA.
Steinar Aasland currently holds the position as Managing Director Nordics in Algeco.
Mr. Aasland has throughout his career built an extensive industrial experience as CEO of Stavanger Rørhandel, CEO of Ahlsell Norway, CEO of Bjørge ASA, CEO of Stream AS, Senior Vice President of MRC Global and as Group CEO for Malthus Uniteam. Mr Aasland holds a Master of Management from BI Norwegian Business School.