Karl Johnny Hersvik
Chief Executive Officer
Karl Johnny Hersvik (born 1972) has been CEO of Det norske since May 2014. Prior to joining Det norske, he served as head of research for Statoil.
Mr Hersvik has held a number of specialist and executive positions with Norsk Hydro and StatoilHydro.
He holds a number of directorships whose objective is to promote cooperation between industry and academia. Mr Hersvik holds a Cand. Scient. (second cycle) degree in Industrial Mathematics from the University of Bergen.
Olav Henriksen (born 1956) joined Det norske in January 2015.
Prior to joining Det norske, Mr Henriksen has been working with large development projects in ConocoPhillips since 1990.
Mr. Henriksen has a degree in engineering from Møre og Romsdal Ingeniørhøyskole (the Møre and Romsdal college of engineering).
He has his extensive work experience from both Kværner Installasjon and ConocoPhillips, including work with large projects such as Ekofisk, Statfjord, Gullfaks, Oseberg and Eldfisk.
Chief Financial Officer
Alexander Krane (born 1976) took up the position of CFO with Det norske in 2012.
Prior to joining Det norske, he held the position of Corporate Controller with Aker ASA. He has also worked as a public accountant with KPMG, both in Norway and in the US.
Mr Krane holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (“siviløkonom”) from Bodø Graduate School of Business and an MBA degree from the Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen. He is also a state-authorized public accountant in Norway.
Gro Gunleiksrud Haatvedt
Gro Gunleiksrud Haatvedt (born 1957) joined Det norske in 2014. She came from the position of exploration manager for the Norwegian Continental Shelf with Statoil ASA, where she also served as country manager in Libya.
She has held several positions with Norsk Hydro (head of geology, technology and competence). She has been responsible for business development in Iran, head of Oseberg, and Exploration Manager NCS. Ms Haatvedt holds a master’s degree in Applied Geophysics from the University of Oslo.
Geir Solli (born 1960) comes from the position of deputy CEO with Marathon Oil Norge AS.
He has previously served as Operations Manager for the Alvheim area, and Asset Manager for the Gulf of Mexico in the same company.
Mr Solli has also worked as project manager and offshore installation manager for BP.
He holds an MSc degree in Electrical Engineering from NTH, now the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU.
Acting SVP Drilling and Well
Øyvind Bratsberg (born 1959) joined Det norske in 2008 as Chief Operating Officer.
He has 25 years’ experience from several companies in the areas of marketing, business development and operations. Before taking up his position with Det norske, he was responsible for early-phase field development on the Norwegian Continental Shelf for StatoilHydro.
Mr Bratsberg holds an MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from NTH, now the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU.
Leif Gunnar Hestholm
Leif Gunnar Hestholm (born 1968) comes from the position of HSE and Quality Manager with Marathon Oil Norge AS.
He has experience from Kværner Engineering, Safetec (risk analyses and risk management), IRIS (management systems and quality assurance) and BP.
Mr Hestholm holds an MSc degree in Industrial Mathematics from NTH, now the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU.
Karl Johnny Hersvik
Acting SVP Improvement
The position of SVP Improvement was created 1 January 2016. CEO Karl Johnny Hersvik will act in this position until filled.