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, including chair of the board of directors of OG21, and is a member of several boards 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.
Acting SVP Technology and Field Development
Gudmund Evju (born 1972) has been with Det norske since 2004, and has held several positions in the company. From 2011 to 2013, he was Project Manager for the Jette development. Before he joined Det norske, he worked for PGS Production (1998-2004), where he primarily followed up the process plant on the FPSO Petrojarl Varg. In the period from 1996 to 1998, he was employed with NTNU and worked on different projects for SINTEF. Evju holds an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from NTNU (1996).
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.
Elke Rosenau Njaa
SVP Company Development
Elke Njaa (born 1954) comes from the position of Commercial Manager with Marathon Oil Norge AS.
She has previously held various management positions with Statoil and has worked as a geologist for the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.
Ms Njaa holds a master’s degree in Geology, specializing in biostratigraphy, from the University of Tübingen in Germany. She also holds an MBA degree in Strategy and Management from the Norwegian School of Management (BI) in Oslo.
SVP Human Resources
Prior to joining Det norske, Kjetil Kristiansen (born 1969) served as head of Human Resources with Aker ASA, where he was involved in developing boards of directors and management teams in the various Aker companies.
Since 1998, he has held several HR positions with Aker Solutions, including four years as head of HR for the Subsea Business Area.
Mr Kristiansen holds a degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oslo, in addition to a BSc degree in philosophy and intellectual history.
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.
Rolf Jarle Brøske
Rolf Jarle Brøske (born 1980) comes from the position of Industrial Policy Director with Det norske.
Previous professional experience includes a management position with Fokus Bank, and he has inter alia served as adviser to the former Minister of Industry, Børge Brende, and the Mayor of Trondheim.
Mr Brøske has studied Political Science and History at Molde University College and at NTNU.