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The Board of Directors

Svein Harald Øygard


Born in 1960. Svein Harald Øygard was appointed as Director of the Board in 2023, he holds a degree in Economics (Cand.O econ) from the University of Oslo. He is a business owner and independent advisor. From1983 to the mid-1990s, Svein Harald worked within the Norwegian Ministry of Finance, including as Deputy Minister, and in support of the Committee of Fiscal affairs in the Norwegian Parliament. He joined McKinsey & Company in1995, becoming Partner in 2000 and Senior Partner in 2006, largely working in the oil & gas industry in the North Sea and in the US/Mexico, West-Africa, Mid-East and South-East Asia. In 2009, after the financial collapse, Svein Harald served as Central Bank Governor of Iceland, also leading the Executive Committee of the Icelandic bank restructuring. After rejoining McKinsey, he served as Global Knowledge leader Oil & Gas, and as the leader of Oil &Gas in Latin America. In 2017 he co-founded DBO Energy, a company focused on acquiring and developing mature oil & gas fields in Brazil, and in 2021 heco-founded Janeiro Energy, a fund focused on energy transition opportunities. He worked as Senior Partner Corporate Finance in Sparebank1 Markets from 2018to 2021. Svein Harald is Chairman of Norwegian Air Shuttle and DBO Energy, and sits on the boards of TGS-NOPEC, AGR Petroleum Services, Holu, Nettbil, Labrida and Akershus University Hospital. He served on the board of Seadrill through the last phase of its restructuring process. Svein Harald Øygard is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Norway.

Harald Thorstein

Board Member

Born in 1979. Harald Thorstein was appointed as Director of the Board in 2023, he holds a MSc in Industrial Economics and Technology Management from Norwegian University of Science and Technology(NTNU), with specialization in Finance and Optimalization. He is the founder and owner of the London based advisory company Arkwright London Ltd. and has previously held positions in Seatankers Management and DNB Markets. Harald is currently Chairman of the Board of B2 Holding ASA, Altus Intervention, Jacktel AS, Aquaship AS and a director of Odfjell Drilling. Previous board experience includes Aktiv Kapital, Axactor, SFL Corp, Seadrill, Frontline 2012, Golden Ocean, Deep Sea Supply and Solstad Offshore. He is a Norwegian citizen living in Great Britain.

Christine J. Morris

Board Member

Born in 1966. Christine J. Morris was appointed as Director of the Board in 2023, she holds a BS in Mathematics and an MS in Actuarial Sciences from the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) in Belgium, and an MBA for the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, CA, USA. She has over 25 years of broad financial experience in business consulting, capital markets, accounting and financial operations. Christine has spent most of her career in the US but has held positions in Belgium and Denmark. She most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of Maersk Drilling in Copenhagen, Denmark where, among her duties, she oversaw the merger with Noble Corporation. Prior to Maersk Drilling, she was the Chief Financial Officer of BJ Services, an oilfield services company specializing in pressure pumping services. Prior to BJ Services, she spent seven years at Halliburton. She began her career in banking with Accenture in Belgium, banking with Merrill Lynch in New York and her prior experience also includes CFO and senior finance roles for public and private US companies in the telecommunication and technology space, including US West, MediaOne, Covad Communications, Adelphia and DataLogix. Christine J. Morris is a Belgian and American citizen living in the United States of America.

Daniela Davila

Board Member

Born in 1970. Daniela Davila was appointed as Director of the Board in 2023. She is a Brazilian lawyer, and holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Pontificia Universidade Católica – PUC, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with LLM in Corporate Law (FGV) and MBA in Petroleum Business (COPPE/UFRJ).Daniela is a senior partner and member of the board of directors of the Brazilian law firm Vieira Rezende Advogados, where she leads the O&G and Offshore practice. She acts as special counsel to ABESPETRO (Brazilian Association of suppliers to the petroleum industry) and advocacy advisor to Brazilian Petroleum Institute). Previously, she served as an advisor to theBrazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy and worked as special counsel to PETROBRAS’s financial department for over 10 years. Daniela held positions as director of Sipetrol Brasil (ENAP group) and Höegh LNG Brasil (HÖEGH LNG group). She is a Brazilian and Portuguese citizen living in Brazil.

Henry Knox

Board member

Born in 1979. Henry Knox was appointed as Director of the Board in 2023, he holds an MBA from Middlesex University with specialisation in Ship Management. He is the founder and owner of the consultancy firm Offshore Opex and is currently also on the board of Montrose Port Authority. He has previously held senior positions at DOF and V. Group, has been a board member of the Merchant Navy Training Board and is a former Chairman of the Aberdeen Maritime Branch. His early career was spent sailing as an Engineer Officer onboard DSVs and PLSVs in the North Sea and Brazil. Henry Knox is a British citizen living in Great Britain.

The Management

Mons S. Aase


Born 1966. Mons S. Aase has been part of the management team since 1998, he served as CFO and Deputy Managing Director in the company before becoming CEO of DOF ASA from 2005. Mr. Aase holds a MSc from the Norwegian Institute of Technology, and a Cand. Merc. from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration in Bergen. Mr. Aase has various experiences from financing and ship broking industries. He chairs and serves on numerous Boards of Directors.

Hilde Drønen


Mrs. Drønen joined DOF ASA as CFO in 2007. Her previous experience includes being the CFO in DOF Management AS (2004-2007), Director of Finance with Bergen Yards AS (2003-2004), and Group Controller for the Møgster Group (1995-2003). Mrs. Drønen holds a Business Administration degree from BI in Oslo, a Business Management degree from BI in Bergen, and has had Legal courses from the University in Bergen.

Marianne Møgster

EVP Sustainability

Marianne Møgster currently serves as Executive Vice President Sustainability, which includes HSEQ, Communication, and Digitalisation and Technology. She has experience from several other leadership positions in DOF. She joined the DOF Group in 2008 and has more nearly 20 years’ experience in the offshore energy industry, including finance roles in DOF, StatoilHydro, and Norsk Hydro. She is currently serving on several Board of Directors in Norway, including Norwegian Shipowners Association, Norwegian Hull Club and Belships.

Petter Ove Pharo

Group Legal Counsel Legal

Petter Ove Pharo currently serves as General Counsel. He joined the DOF Group in 2009 and is a highly skilled and experienced legal professional with over 20 years of experience in various legal roles in Norway. He has a strong background in Norwegian and international tax law, corporate law, and general business law, having provided consulting services to major national and international companies from amongst his tenure at EY.

Toril Træen

EVP People & Organisation

Toril Træen currently serves as Executive Vice President of People and Organisation, and has experience from several leadership positions in DOF. She joined the DOF Group in 2013, and has more 23 years’ experience with international HR management in the offshore energy industry, including leadership positions in FMC Technology, AGR Field Operations, MRC Solberg & Andersen and Frontier Drilling. She is currently serving as deputy board member for Underwater Entrepreneurs, Norwegian Shipowners Association.

Gary Kennedy

EVP Assets & Operations

Gary Kennedy currently serves as Executive Vice President of Assets and Operations, and has experience from several leadership positions in DOF. He joined the DOF Group in 2002 and has more than 20 years’ experience in various operational and managerial roles in the UK, Norway, Australia, and Brazil.

Jan-Kristian Haukeland

EVP Renewables

Jan Kristian Haukeland currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Renewables, and has experience from several leadership positions in DOF. He joined the DOF Group in 2011 and has more than 30 years’ experience in the subsea and shipping business. His career includes significant subsea project experience. He has served on numerous Board of Directors in Norway and currently serves on, among others, North Wind and Group for Underwater Entrepreneurs.

John Loughridge

EVP Conventional & Subsea Services

John Loughridge currently serves as Executive Vice President of Conventional & Subsea Services, and has experience from several leadership positions in DOF. He joined the DOF Group in 2010 and has more than 30 years’ experience in various managerial and technical roles in the UK, Norway, and Australia. His career includes significant international experience, broad experience of project management and business development in operations and subsea construction worldwide.

Michael Rosich

EVP Asia-Pacific

Michael Rosich joined DOF Subsea in 2006 and has experience from several leadership positions in the Group. He has specialised in the global offshore oil and gas discipline for more than 30 years. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Rosich gained broad engineering and project management experience in various roles in Brown & Root, Subsea 7, including Rockwater and Halliburton Subsea and CSL, operating in the Asia Pacific region, the North Sea and Nigeria.

Marco Sclocchi

EVP North America

Marco Sclocchi has specialised in the global offshore oil and gas discipline for more than 20 years and has worked with Saipem America, Inc. and Sonsub, Inc. holding various executive leadership and management roles including Vice President of Business Development, Commercial Manager, Project Manager and Project Engineer.

Mario Fuzetti

EVP Brasil

Mario Fuzetti joined DOF from Saipem US, where he held the position of Director - Commercial and Business Development. Mr. Fuzetti has 30 years’ experience including Leadership, Project Management, EPCI contracts, engineering, fabrication and installation of offshore facilities, pipelines, and SURF - subsea systems in deep and shallow water, worldwide.