Odfjell Drilling’s corporate management team has been assembled to provide the firm with the optimum combination of relevant skills, business acumen and extensive industry experience.

Simen Lieungh

Simen Lieungh

Chief Executive Officer

Appointed CEO of Odfjell Technology AS in 2022 following 12 years’ experience as CEO of Odfjell Drilling AS. Mr. Lieungh holds an Msc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Trondheim. With over 30 years’ experience in the global oil and gas industry, he has held various management positions and was previously CEO of Aker Solutions.

Jone Torstensen

Chief Financial Officer

Appointed CFO of Odfjell Technology AS in 2022 following 10 years’ experience in Odfjell Drilling AS, including one year as CFO. Mr. Torstensen was educated in business economics and administration at Stavanger University College and the University of Bergen. He spent 18 years in Aker Kværner and Aker Solutions, during which time he held various management positions across several departments including finance, project management and business development.

Diane Stephen

General Manager

Appointed General Manager for Odfjell Technology Ltd. In 2022 following three years service in Odfjell Drilling. Ms. Stephen holds an MA Hons degree in Accountancy from the University of Aberdeen and is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 25 years experience in oil and gas services. She has had several financial management positions in her career, including a period in the US. Prior to joining Odfjell Drilling, she worked for Petrofac in the UK as Finance Director. As well as being General Manager, Ms. Stephen also has responsibility for Global Business Services in the UK.

Elisabeth Haram

Elisabeth Haram

Executive Vice President Drilling Operations

Appointed in 2022 following 18 years’ experience in Odfjell Drilling. Ms. Haram holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Economics from the University of Stavanger. She has held various management positions within Odfjell Drilling, including Rig Manager, Operations Manager Platform Drilling Norway and Vice President Odfjell Well Services Norway. Ms. Haram has 18 years’ experience within the offshore oil industry

George Taggart

Executive Vice President, Well Services

Appointed in 2022 following five years serving as EVP Well Services in Odfjell Drilling. Mr Taggart has technical qualifications in electrical & mechanical engineering. He has 30 years’ experience in the drilling systems and equipment industry. Mr. Taggart spent almost 20 years with Aker Solutions and MHWirth in business development, operations and regional management positions and on international assignments in Norway, Azerbaijan, UAE and the USA.

Kurt Werner Holsæter

Kurt Werner Holsæter

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Appointed in 2022 following four years serving as SVP Human Resources in Odfjell Drilling. Mr. Holsæter has a college education within innovation, IT and technology. He is a registered nurse of the national school of nursing and is an ex-Norwegian Army officer. Mr. Holsæter served 15 years in the army in various administrative and management positions. Prior to joining Odfjell Drilling, he was part of the management team in NOV Norway with strategic and operational responsibility for HR in Norway, Denmark and Poland.

Randi Øverland

Randi Øverland

Senior Vice President, GBS

Randi Øverland holds a Bachelor degree in Finance from Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and additional management qualifications from University of Bergen. She has more than 30 years experience in management, finance and accounting, including 15 years at Equinor. Ms. Øverland joined Odfjell Drilling in 2014 and was instrumental in the establishment of GBS before taking over the division in 2021.