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Board of Directors

Bengt Arve Rem (1961)

Chairman of the Board

Mr Rem is the CEO of Kistefos AS. Prior to joining Kistefos AS in 2015, Bengt A. Rem was CEO in Arctic Partners. His previous experience includes Executive Vice President & CFO as well as other leading positions in the industrial investment company Aker ASA, Head of the Department Responsible for Financial Instruments on the Oslo Stock Exchange and state authorised accountant in Arthur Andersen & Co.

Mr Rem holds a Master of Science in Business and Administration and Finance from the Norwegian Business School (BI) and a Master in Accounting and Auditing from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH).

He has been a board member in Western Bulk Chartering AS since 2016.

 

Erik Borgen (1978)

Member of the Board

Mr Borgen is an Investment Director at Kistefos AS. Prior to joining Kistefos AS in 2016, Erik Borgen was a partner at the private equity firm HitecVision. His previous experience includes partner at Arctic Securities AS as well as other positions in leading global Investment Banking firms like Morgan Stanley and Perella Weinberg Partners.

He has previously engaged in projects and activities within the fields of mergers and acquisitions, debt capital markets, IPO’s and restructuring.

Mr. Borgen holds a Master of Science in Finance from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).

He has been a board member in Western Bulk Chartering AS since 2016.

 

Tord Meling (1978)

Member of the Board

Mr. Meling is an Investment Director at Ojada AS, our second largest shareholder. He has worked more than 10 years in the airline Norwegian, with experience in business development, aircraft financing and corporate finance. He also has experience from Deloitte.

Mr. Meling holds a Master of Science in Finance from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).

He has been a board member in Western Bulk Chartering AS since December 2016.