Directors and Executive Officers
Information concerning each director and executive officer of Knightsbridge Tankers Limited is set forth below.
|Ola Lorentzon||Director, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer|
|Robert D. Somerville||Director|
|David M. White||Director and Audit Committee Chairman|
|Hans Petter Aas||Director and Member of Audit Committee|
|Inger M. Klemp||Chief Financial Officer|
Certain biographical information about each of the directors and executive officers is set forth below.
Ola Lorentzon has been a director of the Company since September 18, 1996, Chairman since May 26, 2000 and Chief Executive Officer since May 5, 2010. Mr. Lorentzon is also a director of Erik Thun AB, Crew Chart Ship Management AB and Sea Bird Exploration Ltd. Mr. Lorentzon was the Managing Director of Frontline Management AS, a subsidiary of Frontline, from April 2000 until September 2003.
Robert D Somerville has been a Director of the Company since September , 2013. Mr Somerville has been a Director of GasLog Ltd. since 2011 and a Director of Keppel Offshore and Marine since 2013. Mr Somerville retired from the American Bureau of Shipping after a career of 43 years. He served as Chairman of the Society from 2004 to 2013.
David M. White has been a director of the Company since September 18, 1996. Mr. White was Chairman of Dan White Investment Limited which is now closed. Mr. White has also served as a director of NatWest Equity Primary Markets Limited from January 1992 to March 1996, and was previously a director of both NatWest Markets Corporate Finance Limited and NatWest Markets Securities Limited until December 1991.
Hans Petter Aas has been a director of the Company since September 2008. Mr. Aas has been a Director of Ship Finance International Limited since August 2008 and Chairman since January 2009. Mr. Aas has been a director of Golar LNG Limited since September 2008 and is also a director of Golar LNG Partners LP, Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers AS, Gearbulk Holding Limited and the Norwegian Export Credit Guaranty Institute. Mr. Aas has a long career as a banker in the international shipping and offshore market, and retired from his position as Global Head of the Shipping, Offshore and Logistics Division of DnB NOR Bank ASA ("DnB NOR") in August, 2008. He joined DnB NOR (then Bergen Bank) in 1989 and has previously worked for the Petroleum Division of the Norwegian Ministry of Industry and the Ministry of Energy, as well as for Vesta Insurance and Nevi Finance.
Herman Billung has been a Director of the Company since September 2010. Mr. Billung is the Chief Executive Officer of Golden Ocean Management. Mr. Billung's previous position was as Managing Director of Maritime Services in The Torvald Klaveness Group, responsible for the Commercial management of the Group's dry bulk pools, Bulkhandling and Baumarine. Herman Billung was Managing Director of the dry bulk operating company, Frapaco Shipping Ltd. between 1994 and 1998. Mr. Billung graduated from the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy in 1984.
Inger M. Klemp has served as Chief Financial Officer of Frontline Management AS since June 1, 2006. Mrs. Klemp has served as Vice President Finance from August 2001 until she was promoted in May 2006. Mrs. Klemp graduated as MSc in Business and Economics from the Norwegian School of Management (BI) in 1986. Mrs. Klemp served as Assistant Director Finance in Color Group ASA from 1998 to 2001 and as Group Financial Manager in Color Line ASA from 1992 to 1998, a Norwegian based cruise operator which was stock listed up to October 1999. From 1989 to 1992 Mrs. Klemp served as Assistant Vice President in Nordea Bank Norge ASA handling structuring and syndication of loan facilities in the international banking market. From 1986 to 1989, Mrs. Klemp served as a lending officer of Fokus Bank ASA.