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.
EVP and Deputy CEO
Karsten Gudmundset is the Managing Director of Moreld Apply and Deputy CEO of Moreld
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.
Chief Financial Officer
Trond Rosnes joined Moreld as CFO in 2023, acting both as CFO for Moreld Apply and the Moreld group.
Trond has over 20 years of combined audit/consultancy and oil & gas industry experience where he has held various CFO positions. Prior to joining Moreld Apply, he served as CFO at Aarbakke. Previous experience includes MD and CFO positions within former Moreld Apply Group entities. Trond started his career as an auditor in Deloitte.
Trond holds a BSc in Audit & Accounting from the University in Stavanger and an MBA from Herriot-Watt University.
Jan Erik Rugland
EVP Energy Solution Division & Sustainability
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.
Head of Business Development & M&A
Alexander Holberg is the Head of Business Development and M&A of Moreld.
He joined Moreld as an Industrial Investment Professional in 2020. Prior to joining Moreld, he worked with M&A for the Strategy & Transactions team at EY. Alexander holds a MSc in Finance & Accounting from Copenhagen Business School.
Head of Strategy
Yngve Rubi serves as the Head of Strategy in Moreld.
Yngve joined Moreld as an Industrial Investment professional in 2020.
Prior to joining Moreld, he worked as a management consultant in the innovation and strategy team in Capgemini Invent.
He holds a MSc in Financial Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics.
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.