Board and management

Scana’s headquarters in Bergen, Norway and consist mainly of senior management, investment management, as well as finance functions.

Board

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Dag Schjerven

Chairman of the board

Dag Schjerven (b. 1954) has more than 30 years of international CEO experience from three global companies; Dyno Industrier, VingCard and Wilhelmsen Maritime Services. Schjerven has retired from executive positions and work today as an advisor and holds directorships in various companies within field of experience, mainly as chairman.

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Morten Blix

Deputy chairman

Morten Blix (b. 1961) co-founded Herkules Private Equity Fund in 2003, and the responsible partner for the investments in PTC and Scana. Mr. Blix has an extensive investment experience from 14 years in the the Financial Investments division at Orkla from 1987 to 2001. Blix has been involved in a broad range of investment activities including private equity investments recent years. Morten holds a degree in engineering from Norges Tekniske Høyskole (NTH), as well as management degree from the Norwegian School of Management.

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Rune Magnus Lundetræ

BOARD MEMBER

Lundetræ (b. 1977) was Deputy CEO in the company Borr Drilling Ltd. from December 2016 to December 2019. From August 2015 to December 2016 he was Managing Director in DNB Markets, Norway’s largest service group. From 2012 – 2015 he was CFO in Seadrill Ltd, the world’s largest offshore drilling company. Lundetræ has valuable knowledge within offshore wind and is the chairman of the board in OHT ASA. Rune Magnus joined Scana’s board in May 2021.

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Marianne Lie

Board member

Marianne Lie (b. 1962) has extensive management experience, particularly from the maritime and energy sectors. Lie has served as the CEO of the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association, and currently serves as a board member for several large companies in different industries. Lie’s academic background is within law and political science, and she is currently running her own consultancy firm.

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Margaret Hystad

Board member

Margaret Hystad (b. 1969) has extensive experience in management and business development, including maritime, real estate development and asset management. She has extensive experience from board work in several major companies – within energy (Gassco, Haugaland Kraft), finance and health and other. Hystad is economist with specialization from BI within strategy and change management, and currently runs her own investment group, Karmsund Kapital AS.

Management

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Styrk Bekkenes

CEO

Styrk Bekkenes (b. 1974) has long experience in the maritime industry. Bekkenes is educated as an industrial mechanic, and has gained extensive experience as an entrepreneur and leader of global organizations, such as Palfinger Marine, Harding and Noreq. He was among other things the key driver when Noreq joined forces with Umoe Schat-Harding in 2014 and formed Harding, one of the world’s largest suppliers of marine life-saving equipment. As CEO of Harding, he also promoted the sale of the company to the Austrian industrial giant Palfinger in 2016, and then took up the position of Palfinger Marine Safety management until 2017. Bekkenes joined Scana in March 2019.

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Torvald Ulland Reiestad

CFO

Torvald Ulland Reiestad (b. 1980) holds a master of science in finance and is also a certified public accountant. Reiestad has a solid banking background, after many years in Sparebanken Vest.
Reiestad has led refinancing and sales processes on behalf of banks, investors and advisers. Primarily in oil service, offshore, shipping and real estate. In addition, Torvald has led international and national audit and transaction processes. Reiestad has extensive experience from board work for, among others, PwC, Dekk1, Sorbwater, Seahawk and itslearning.