Board of directors
Board of Directors
The Ocean Installer Board of directors is comprised of people with comprehensive knowledge of and experience from the oil and gas sector.
El-Imad is a chartered accountant and senior finance professional with over 20 years of experience in the international oil & gas sector, including 10 years with Subsea 7 as Vice President & Group Financial Controller. She has served on a number of Boards and Audit Committees in both the private and charitable sectors.
Sætre has 35 years of experience from the petroleum industry, and is a co-founder of HitecVision and its predecessor Hitec. He was Executive Vice President at Hitec, and has previously held executive-level positions in corporate management, marketing, operations, manufacturing and project management. In these capacities Sætre was involved in numerous negotiations and was responsible for the acquisition of licensed technologies.
Espedal, Senior Partner in HitecVision since 2010, has more than 23 years of experience from the international oil and gas industry. In addition to having served as Vice President of Subsea 7’s activities on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, he has worked a number of years in Statoil and has broad experience in the area of international Exploration & Production strategy.
Hetland has more than 30 years’ experience within the energy industry, of which more than 17 years within renewable energy. He is currently Senior Vice President, Wind and Solar Northwest Europe in Statkraft were he has held senior management positions for more than 11 years. He was previously responsible for building up Statkraft’s Offshore wind activity from 2010 until the projects were successfully sold in 2018, and he has worked a number of years in Statoil and has broad international experience.
Jacqueline is a chartered engineer and a qualified risk professional with over 35 years of experience in the energy sector. Her roles have included Vice President of Shell’s Technology Strategy, Chief Risk Officer of the UK Green Investment Bank and Division Director at Macquarie Investment Bank focusing on identifying investment opportunities in emerging technology. She holds a number of other non-executive board positions, including chairing CENSIS, an innovation centre established by the Scottish Government.
A Leader In The Industry
Ocean Installer holds strong SURF (Subsea structures, Umbilicals, Risers and Flowlines) expertise, our technical staff having an average of 10 years of experience from this subsea segment. From engineering to installation, our people are highly experienced and merited professionals with solid international track records.