Helge SingelstadThe Chairman
Helge Singelstad has been member of the Board since 2008, and has been the Chairman of the Board since 2010. Mr. Singelstad is the CEO in Laco AS, the major shareholder in Austevoll Seafood ASA. He holds a degree in Computer Engineering from Bergen University College (HiB), a degree in Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and a 1st degree of Law from the University of Bergen (UiB). He serves on numerous Boards of Directors of the Group’s companies and is also Chairman of the Board in Pelagia Holding AS. Mr. Singelstad has extensive experience from various types of businesses such as seafood sector, oil & gas. Helge Singelstad owns 50,000 shares in Austevoll Seafood ASA.
Hege Charlotte BakkenDeputy Chairman
Hege Charlotte Bakken has been member of the Board since 2018, and has been the Deputy Chairman of the Board since 2021. Ms. Bakken is Senior Advisor within strategy and management in Stella Polaris, Netherlands. She holds an MSc degree from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and an Executive MBA from ESCP Europe Business School in Paris. Ms. Ms. Bakken previously held positions as Senior Advisor at Hemingway Corporate Finance, Amsterdam, Chief Operating Officer of Marvesa Holding N.V. and Managing Director of Marvesa Rotterdam N.V. Ms. Bakken serves as member of the Board in Avramar S.L. and Biomega Group AS. Ms. Bakken has extensive experience within the Group’s business areas, and previously served as a member of the boards of Lerøy Seafood Group ASA, Pronova Biopharma ASA and Pronova BioPharma Norge AS. Hege Charlotte Bakken is independent of the Company’s major shareholders, the Company’s management, and the Company’s main business relations.
Petter DragesundMember of the Board
Petter Dragesund has been member of the Board since 2022. He has been working as a private investor since 2021. Mr. Dragesund holds the degrees of Bachelor and Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). Mr. Dragesund has almost 30 years’ experience from Pareto Securities AS, where he worked from 1992 to 2021. From 2001 to 2014 he headed Pareto’s Investment Banking division. Mr. Dragesund has broad experience of the seafood sector, based on more than 20 years of transactions within the sector. He holds board position in several companies within various sectors. Petter Dragesund is independent of the Company’s major shareholders, the Company’s management, and the Company’s main business relations.
Siren Merete GrønhaugMember of the Board
Siren Merete Grønhaug has been member of the Board since 2014. She is the Group director HR of Lerøy Seafood Group ASA, and was previously CFO of Lerøy Seafood AS. Ms. Grønhaug graduated as a Business Economist from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), and has additional training through the AFF Solstrand management development programme and at BI Norwegian Business School. She has broad knowledge in the seafood sector after many years of experience at executive levels in Lerøy. Ms. Grønhaug has extensive board experience from various companies in Lerøy Seafood Group ASA. Siren Grønhaug is independent of the Company’s major shareholders, the Company’s management, and the Company’s main business relations.
Eirik Drønen MelingenMember of the Board
Eirik Drønen Melingen has been member of the Board since 2017. He is Senior Charterer & Technical Advisor in DOF Management AS. Mr. Melingen has a bachelor degree in Marine technology from Bergen University College and a Masters Degree in Offshore Floating Systems from University of Strathclyde. Mr. Melingen has experience from offshore shipping companies with specialized vessels within Subsea, Marine Seismic, Offshore Supply and Seismic Support. Eirik Drønen Melingen owns shares in Austevoll Seafood ASA indirectly through Laco AS.
Helge MøgsterMember of the Board
Helge Møgster has been member of the Board since the company was founded in April 1981, and served as Chairman of the Board until 2006. Mr. Møgster is one of the main owners in Laco AS, the main shareholder of Austevoll Seafood ASA. Mr. Møgster has extensive experience from all aspects of the fisheries and aquaculture industry. Additionally, he knows the offshore service sector very well. He is holding board positions in several companies. Helge Møgster owns shares in Austevoll Seafood ASA indirectly through Laco AS.
Lill Maren MøgsterMember of the Board
Lill Maren Møgster has been member of the Board since 2012. Ms. Møgster is one of the main owners in Laco AS, the main shareholder of Austevoll Seafood ASA. Ms. Møgster is experienced within sales and finance after having worked in various subsidiaries of Laco AS since 2007. She is educated Bachelor of Management from the Norwegian Business School (BI) and holds a Master of Strategy and Management (NHH). She holds board positions in several companies. Lill Maren Møgster owns shares in Austevoll Seafood ASA indirectly through Laco AS.
Hege SolbakkenMember of the Board
Hege Solbakken has been member of the Board since 2021. She is partner and Chair of the Board at Bønes Virik AS. Ms. Solbakken holds an MSc degree in Comparative Politics from the University in Bergen and additional studies in Business & Human Rights (UiB) and Corporate Governance (BI). She has served as Chief of Staff and State Secretary in the Ministry of Transportation and the Ministry of Municipalities and Regions, as State Secretary in the Prime Minister’s office, and as political adviser with the Ministry of Fisheries. Ms. Solbakken has been leader of the Maritime Forum Norway, CEO in the Offshore Media Group, and CEO in Jefferson Wells Norway developing sustainability services. Ms. Solbakken holds board positions in Voss Veksel og Landmandsbank ASA, Helse Vest RHF, and is the Deputy Chair of the Board in the green energy company Varanger Kraft AS. Hege Solbakken is independent of the Company’s major shareholders, the Company’s management and the Company’s main business relations.