Our Management team consist of five senior officers with long-standing experience and knowledge within their fields.
Mr. Bernt Omdal was appointed CEO as of 22 May 2017. He joined the company in 2008 as Chartering Director. He has more than 25 years of experience within the maritime industry, including chartering, operations and shipbroking. Bernt Omdal is a Norwegian citizen.
VidarJerstad joined Siem Offshore in November 2017 as Senior Financial Risk Manager, became Finance Director in 2019 and was appointed CFO in August 2021. He holds a four-year degree in economics and businessadministration from the University of Agder. Mr. Jerstad also has an Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) and is an Authorized Financial Analyst (AFA/CEFA) from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). Prior to his current employment in Siem Offshore, he has gained experience from various positions in Nordea Bank. Vidar Jerstad is a Norwegian citizen.
Mr. Tore Lillestø was appointed Chief Operating Officer as of 15 May 2017. He has long experience from the shipping industry and came from the position as General Manager - Region Norway in Siem Offshore. He has been HR Manager in Siem Offshore and HR Director in Teekay Marine Services. Tore Lillestø is a Norwegian citizen.
Mr. Andreas Hageli joined Siem Offshore in August 2017. He has more than 20 years of experience within the maritime industry as project manager and ship broker. He has been Senior Partner in Pareto Shipbrokers. Andreas Hageli is a Norwegian citizen.
Tor Asbjørn Grændsen was appointed HR director in Siem Offshore in December 2022. He has more than 20 years of experience in various positions within the maritime industry. He holds a degree in Master of Science in international shipping from University of Plymouth. He also has a four year degree in Economics and Business Administration and a Master in Management from University of Agder. Prior to employment in Siem Offshore, he comes from the positions as Marine HR Director in OSM Maritime Group. Tor Asbjørn Grændsen is a Norwegian citizen.