Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Silje Augustson

Chairman of the board

Silje has over 20 years of experience from the financial markets; spanning from investment banking, hedge funds to private investment companies and direct investments. She has extensive experience as board member & chair of both listed companies and investment funds.

Currently, she acts as strategic advisor to Perestroika AS & Frederik Mohn with responsibly to oversee several of the core holdings.

Previously, CEO & Chair of Norwegian Energy Company ASA, listed on the Oslo Stock exchange. She became the CEO in October 2015, after leading the financial restructuring process from October 2014, as the Chair of the Board.

Silje started her career at JP Morgan, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Toulouse (Deug de Sciences Economiques) and a Master (Diplome de Grande Ecole) in European Management and Finance from ESCP, Paris.

Silje is a Norwegian citizen residing in Switzerland.

Mimi Berdal

Board member

Mimi K. Berdal currently runs an independent legal and corporate counseling business. She holds a Cand. Jur. (law) degree from the University of Oslo and is admitted to the Norwegian Bar Association.

Mimi Berdal is also member of the Board of Directors of the listed companies Interoil E&P ASA and Itera ASA, in addition to Gassco AS.

Petteri Soininen

Board member

Petteri Soininen is currently Partner at RWC Partners and Co-Head of the RWC European Focus Fund. He has been responsible for the RWC European Focus Fund since February 2009 and oversees and manages all engagement activities with companies in the fund’s portfolio. Previously, Petteri Soininen worked as strategy consultant with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in both Europe and the US. He has over 16 years of experience in collaborating with top management to design and implement change programs including major transformations to deliver sustainable shareholder value.

Petteri holds a MSc (with distinction) in Industrial Engineering from the Helsinki University of Technology. Petteri is a Finnish citizen.

Jørgen Westad

Board member

Jørgen Westad is the President of Siem Industries S.A. He is also a Director of Deusa GmbH and BSR Holdings Ltd.

Prior to joining the Siem Group in 2015, he was CFO for a privately held shipping company as well as working as a commercial and investment banker at Hambros Bank Ltd and Bankers Trust Company. He holds a B.Eng in Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding and an MSc in Managment Studies.

Jørgen is a Norwegian citizen, resident in Luxembourg.