Board of Directors

Endre Rösjö
Chairman

Endre Rösjö is a Norwegian investor and industrialist. He has extensive experience as an active owner and investor in  a wide range of fields; shipping, financial sector, property, oil and energy and securities. He is the sole owner and chairman of Pinemont Securities Ltd (a member of The London Stock Exchange) and Centennial AS in Oslo. He graduated from NHH in Bergen, Norway and holds an MBA from Harvard University, Boston, USA.

Henning Oldendorff

Henning Oldendorff is the owner and Chairman of Egon Oldendorff GmbH & Co KG, a private German holding company with investments in several areas. Its main subsidiary is Oldendorff Carriers, a leading international drybulk operator and shipowner.  After working abroad with shipbrokers in London, New York and San Francisco, he returned to Germany in 1980 to become CEO of the company, which his father had founded in 1921.

Arne Blystad

Arne Blystad owns and operates shipping and investment activities through the Blystad Group. He is currently a Director of Arne Blystad AS, Offshore Heavy Transport AS, Blystad Shipholding AS, Spencer Energy AS, Spencer Holding AS and Spencer Finance Corp Inc. 

Nikolaus Oldendorff

Nikolaus Oldendorff is the owner of Reederei Nord GmbH in Hamburg and has experience from Aker Yards, Bocimar, Maersk Broker and Deutsche Schiffsbank before joining  Reederei Nord in 2010. He holds a Master of Science in Shipping, Trade and Finance from Cass Business School in London.

Magnus Leonard Roth

Magnus Leonard Roth has extensive experience within the maritime sector. As a founding owner of Ocean Trawlers, which became a leading player within the industrial fishing industry. From 1997 to 2016 he has held several positions, including as CEO, Director, and Chairman. He is an active investor in Norwegian and international shipping.

Karin S. Thorburn

Karin S. Thorburn is Research Chair Professor of Finance at Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and Adjunct Full Professor of Finance at The Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania, USA. Professor Thorburn is a Director of the Board of Global LNG Services AB and SEB Investment Management AB, and was previously a board member of Nordea Bank Norge ASA. In 2016, she was a member of the Mork-committee, reviewing the portfolio allocation of the Norwegian oil fund. She holds a Ph.D in Financial economics from Stockholm School of Economics.

Ingrid Elvira Leisner

Ingrid Elvira Leisner has many years of experience as a Board Member and Head of Audit Committee from various boards within sectors such as shipping, pharma and oil. From 2005-2007 She was the Head of Portfolio Management Electric Power at Statoil Norge AS. She holds a Bachelor of Business degree with honours from the University of Texas at Austin.

Anne-Margrethe Firing

Anne-Margrethe Firing has entertained a long career within shipfinancing and started her professional life within ship-owning working with accounting and finance. She was employed in the shipping department of Nordea (former Christiania Bank) in 1984 and have since then been working there. Anne-Margrethe has been holding various top positions in Nordea; among them Head of Syndication Shipping Department, COO Shipping Oil Services and International Division and has been heading Nordea’s branched abroad. She has been member of the Corporate Assemblies in respectively Norsk Hydro ASA (2002-2018) and Equinor ASA (2007-2014). Anne-Margrethe has her education from Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen.  

Vibeke Gwendoline Fængsrud

Vibeke Swendoline Fængsrud is the founder and CEO of House of Math AS, serves as a Director of the Board of Songa Bulk ASA, and has held various board memberships in academia. She has published 27 titles on mathematics, and is doing a Master degree in Mathematics at the University of Oslo, from where she also holds a PPU and a B.Sc equivalent in Mathematics and Physics. Fængsrud also has an Executive B.Sc in International Business and Leadership from BI Norwegian Business School.