Board of directors

Terje Vareberg (born 1948)

Chairman of the Board
Terje Vareberg has an MBA from Norwegian School of Business Administration1974. He has worked as Cheif Executive Officer in Sparebank 1 SR-Bank and as Executive Vice President / Deputy CEO in Statoil. Terje Vareberg has national and international experience from various positions / directorships. Terje Vareberg was elected as board member in 2011, and chairman since 2014. He has an interest in Solstad Offshore ASA as chairman in Solstad Trading AS.

Shares in Solstad Farstad ASA: 4 188 

Toril Eidesvik (born 1968)

Board member
Toril Eidesvik is a trained solicitor from UiO (1993) and has worked as solicitor with Simonsen Musæus Advokatfirma (from 1994 – 1998) and Gjensidige NOR Sparebank (1998 – 2002). In the period from 2003 to 2008 she worked as solicitor in Caiano AS. From 2009 until 2012 she was Managing Director of Green Reefers ASA and from 2013 to 2014 she was CEO in the ship supply company EMS Seven Seas ASA. She has long experience as a board member, and today Eidesvik work as CEO in TTS Group ASA. Toril Eidesvik has been a board member since 2005. She is independent of the company’s main shareholders.

Shares in SolstadFarstad ASA: 3 488 

Ellen Solstad (born 1974)

Board member
Ellen Solstad has previously been working in RG Hagland AS and Solstad Offshore UK Ltd. Since 2003 she has been in charge of the Solstad family office. Ellen Solstad holds a bachelor degree from BI Norwegian Business School and is board member in several companies, among others, Wilson ASA and Solvang ASA. Ellen Solstad was elected board member at the Company’s extraordinary general meeting 13 July 2016. She has an interest in Solstad Offshore ASA as the sole shareholder of Aurorah AS, who holds a 25% ownership stake in Ivan AS. The latter being the controlling shareholder of Solstad Trading AS.

Shares in SolstadFarstad ASA: 0 
 

Frank O. Reite (born 1970)

Board member
Frank O. Reite first joined Aker in 1995, and became CFO in Aker ASA in August 2015. He came from the position of President & CEO of Akastor, and has previously held a variety of executive positions in the Aker group, including overseeing and developing Aker’s investments in Converto Capital Fund AS, Havfisk ASA, Norway Seafoods AS and Aker Yards ASA. Frank O. Reite has experience from banking and has served as Director in Paine & Partners. He is chairman of several companies within the Aker Group. Frank O. Reite holds a B.A. in business administration from Handelshøyskolen BI in Oslo. He was elected board member at the Company’s extraordinary general meeting 13 July 2016.

Shares in SolstadFarstad ASA: 0 

Merete Haugli (born 1964)

Board member
Ms. Haugli became a Board Member in Farstad Shipping ASA at the Company's extraordinary general meeting on 3 March 2017. Ms. Haugli has experience as a board member from a number of companies, including most recently, Reach Subsea ASA, RS Platou ASA, Axactor AB and Norwegian Property ASA. Ms. Haugli has her education from Bankakademiet and the Norwegian School of Management (BI).

Shares in SolstadFarstad ASA: 0 

Sverre A. Farstad (born 1952)

Board member
Has been a board member in Farstad Shipping ASA since 1988. Business Degree Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland. Chairman of the Board of Tyrholm & Farstad AS. Various board appointments and other positions in banking, insurance and the Norwegian Shipowners Association.

Shares in SolstadFarstad ASA: 4 470 910 
 

Harald Thorstein (born 1979)

Board member
Currently employed by Frontline Corporate Services in London, a company indirectly controlled by trusts established by Mr John Fredriksen for the benefit of his immediate family, and thus affiliated with Hemen. Thorstein's experience includes corporate finance advisory services in DnB Markets, where he focused on the offshore and shipping sectors. Prior to that, Thorstein was partner in the strategic advisory firm Arkwright. Harald Thorstein has a Master of Science degree within Industrial Economics and Technology Management from the Norwegian University of Technology and Science. He was elected board member at the Company’s extraordinary general meeting 25 April 2017.

Shares in SolstadFarstad ASA: 0