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Ocean Installer is managed by people with a strong performance focus and extensive experience and solid competencies in the area of subsea engineering, procurement, construction, installation, and commissioning.
  • Steinar Riise, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

    Prior to the position as CEO of Ocean Installer, Riise spent 14 years in Subsea 7. The last six years he served in the management team, both as Project Director and Commercial Director. Riise holds a Master’s degree in Engineering with a speciality in offshore construction from the University of Stavanger (UiS), Norway.
  • Håvard Strand, Chief Operating Officer (COO)

    Prior to the position as COO of Ocean Installer, Strand served as Norway Engineering Manager in Subsea 7 and he has considerable experience in the areas of engineering and project management, project execution and offshore operations within the SURF segment, as well as in resource management at corporate level. Strand holds a Master’s degree in Marine Technology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
  • Ole Sanne, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)

    Sanne has been in the subsea construction industry since 1997. Prior to joining Ocean Installer, Sanne was Finance & Company Director in Subsea 7. Sanne holds a Bachelor’s degree in Corporate Finance from the University of Oregon, USA, and a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Stavanger (UiS), Norway.
  • Ole Stølås, Chief HR Officer

    Prior to joining Ocean Installer Stølås came from the position as HR Manager in Arriva Shipping. Stølås is educated from the Norwegian Correctional Service and has served as an officer for several years. The last years in Ocean Installer Stølås held the position as HR Manager Offshore and HR Manager Norway.
  • Odd-Arne Kleveland, General Counsel

    Kleveland is a Norwegian certified lawyer with more than 20 years of experience from the petroleum and shipping industry, and he has extensive management and board experience from major companies in the global petroleum related industry. Kleveland is also founding partner of the law firm Kyllingstad Kleveland Advokatfirma DA.
  • Martin Shaw, Chief Financial Officer

    Prior to joining Ocean Installer Shaw spent the last 8 years as Group Treasurer in Subsea 7 and previously held finance positions in the banking industry. Shaw has a degree in Economic History from the University of Strathclyde, and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in the UK.
  • Eirik Ørsland, Chief HSEQ Officer

    Ørsland has 10 years of experience working within Health, Safety, Environment and Quality, holding core HSEQ roles in projects and pipe fabrication sites for Subsea 7 and as HSEQ Manager for Norway at Ocean Installer. He served as an Officer of the Norwegian Armed Forces and holds a Master of Science degree within Health and Environment from Telemark University College.