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. 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, and is Chairman of the Board at Lerøy Seafood Group ASA and Pelagia Holding AS. Mr. Singelstad has extensive experience from various types of businesses such as oil & gas and seafood sector. 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. She holds an MSc degree from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and an Executive MBA from ESCP Europe Business School in Paris. Ms. Bakken is Senior Advisor within strategy and management in Stella Polaris, Netherlands and Director in Marvesa Holding NV, a Dutch investment firm. She 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. She previously fulfilled management roles in Pronova BioPharma Norge ASA, FishMarket International AS, Frionor AS and Norway Seafoods ASA. Ms. Bakken has served as a member of the boards of Lerøy Seafood Group ASA, Pronova Biopharma ASA and Pronova BioPharma Norge AS.
Petter DragesundMember of the Board
Petter Dragesund has been member of the Board since 2022. He 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 has been working as a private investor since 2021.
Siren Merete GrønhaugMember of the Board
Siren Merete Grønhaug has been member of the Board since 2014. 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 is the Group director HR of Lerøy Seafood Group ASA, and was previously CFO of Lerøy Seafood AS. 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.
Eirik Drønen MelingenMember of the Board
Eirik Drønen Melingen has been member of the Board since 2017. 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. Mr. 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 May 2006. Mr. Møgster is one of the main owners in Laco AS, the main shareholder of Austevoll Seafood ASA and DOF ASA. Mr. Møgster has extensive experience from all aspects of the fisheries sector. 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 and DOF ASA. She is educated Bachelor of Management from the Norwegian Business School (BI) and holds a Master of Strategy and Management (NHH). Ms. Møgster is experienced within sales and finance after having worked in various subsidiaries of Laco AS since 2007. 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 holds an MSc degree in Comparative Politics from the University in Bergen (UiB), specializing in international politics 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 and Coastal Affairs. Ms. Solbakken has been leader of the Maritime Forum Norway and CEO in the Offshore Media Group, and has worked with Board and Executive selection in Visindi. She now heads Jefferson Wells Norway and holds board positions in Voss Veksel og Landmandsbank ASA, and in other organisations.