Robert John Arnott - Chairman
Robert Arnott is currently Chairman of IOT AS and Hurricane Energy plc. He has previously held board-level positions at various E&P companies, most recently with Rocksource ASA, Core Energy AS, and Spring Energy AS. He worked as a senior fellow at the OIES from 2001 to 2005, focusing on all aspects of mature oil and gas provinces, as well as the corporate strategies of the major upstream energy companies. He has a strong background in all aspects of exploration and production and is recognized for his research into the oil and gas industry. After working as a geologist and economist with Royal Dutch Shell, he began working in the City of London in 1991, holding senior positions as an oil and gas equity analyst at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley for 10 years.
Ulf Eide - Board Member
Mr. Eide is the Executive Director for the IOT Group. Previously he has been responsible for Drilling & Well activities in Petrolia and for the Norwegian service activities within Petrolia. He joined the oil industry, first as operational engineer in Halliburton and worked both in Norway and internationally. He continued his career with Statoil as drilling engineer and as an offshore drilling supervisor. He served as Commercial Manager at KCA Deutag in Norway. Mr. Eide served as a Director at Petrolia Norway AS until March 11, 2016. He also holds an MBA degree from EM-Lyon in France and Warwick business school in UK and gained business experience from the banking sector in Norway. He graduated with a B.Eng. in Naval Architecture from University of Newcastle.
Brede Bjøvad Larsen - Deputy Member
Brede is currently Deputy board member in IOT AS. He is also a Director in Petrolia NOCO AS, an oil company, and holds several private board positions. He also serves as financial advisor in the private investment company Larsen Oil & Gas AS. He was previously an investor and member of the nominations committee in Rocksource ASA, before the company was sold to a Hitecvision company. Brede has broad industry experience from being a trainee within oilservices, rigbuilding and onshore/offshore drilling and exploration, and overseas experience in Singapore and the Middle East. He holds a Master degree in Global Management from RBS London.