Board of directors
Frank O. Reite
Frank O. Reite (born 1970) first joined Aker in 1995, and held the position as CFO in Aker ASA from August 2015 until August 2019. He is now an advisor. He holds a B.A. in business administration from Handelshøyskolen BI in Oslo. Mr. Reite has previously held the position as President & CEO of Akastor, and has previously held a variety of executive positions in the Aker group, including overseeing and developing Aker’s investments in Converto Capital Fund AS, Havfisk ASA, Norway Seafoods AS and Aker Yards ASA. Mr. Reite also has experience from banking and served as Operating Director at Paine & Partners, a New York-based private equity firm. Mr. Reite is chairman of Ocean Yield ASA and Converto AS and a board member of Aker Biomarine As and Solstad Offshore ASA.
Kjell Inge Røkke
Kjell Inge Røkke (1958) has been a driving force in the development of Aker since the 1990s. Mr. Røkke launched his business career with the purchase of a 69-foot trawler in the United States in 1982, and gradually built a leading worldwide fisheries business. In 1996, the Røkke controlled company, RGI, purchased enough Aker shares to become Aker’s largest shareholder, and later merged RGI with Aker. Mr. Røkke owns 68.2% of Aker ASA through The Resource Group TRG AS and subsidiaries.
Mr. Røkke is Aker ASA’s primary owner and Chairman. He is currently director of several companies, including Aker BP, Kvaerner, Aker Energy and Aker BioMarine.
Annicken Gann Kildahl
Annicken Gann Kildahl is the CFO at Grieg Star, a Norwegian shipping company with one of the world's largest open hatch fleets. Mrs. Kildahl has held the position as CFO since 2003 after joining the Grieg Group in 2000. Mrs. Kildahl has extensive experience in corporate finance, asset management and international financing, primarily in relation to the shipping industry. She has previously held positions in the shipping department in Sparebanken NOR and the Torvald Klaveness Group. Mrs. Kildahl has a Master of Business and Economics from BI Norwegian Business School and is an authorised finance analyst (AFA) from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).
Anne-Christin Døvigen is a Senior Vice President for Shipping, Yards and Offshore projects at GIEK, The Norwegian Export Credit Guarantee Agency. Ms. Døvigen has extensive experience from the international investment banking industry and has held senior positions at JPMorgan, HSBC and Jefferies International. Mrs. Døvigen has throughout her professional career worked on a number of capital markets and other investment and corporate banking transactions within the maritime sector. She holds a Bachelor with Honours in Economics and Finance from Strathclyde University in Scotland.
Jens Ismar (born 1957) works as an Executive Director Shipping in Exmar NV Antwerp Belgium, and is in charge of the shipping business unit, which controls 35 vessels, primarily within LPG. Mr. Ismar has a long and diversified background from the shipping industry. He was the CEO of Western Bulk AS between 2008 and 2019 and prior this he was Director in Bergesen d.y./BW Gas in charge of Chartering and Operations from 2001 to 2008. Prior this he was Managing Director in Lorentzen & Stemoco AS and held various broker postions in Stemoco and Inge Steensland. Mr Ismar has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Lund University in Sweden.