Meet the DOF Subsea Board of Directors

Helge Møgster

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Helge Møgster is the founder, majority owner and Chairman of LACO AS, the main shareholder of DOF ASA and Austevoll Seafood ASA. Mr. Møgster has extensive experience in both the offshore supply and fishing industry. He holds board positions in several companies, including his Chairmanship of DOF ASA.
Helge Singelstad

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Helge Singelstad is CEO of Laco AS and deputy chairman of the Board of DOF ASA, and Chairman of Austevoll Seafood ASA and Lerøy Seafood Group ASA. Mr. Singelstad holds a degree in engineering from Bergen Engineering College; MSc from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) and a first year degree from the Law School, University of Bergen (UiB). Mr. Singelstad has extensive experience in various businesses including Oil Companies, ship equipment and the seafood sector.
Hilde Drønen

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Hilde Drønen, CFO, DOF ASA, since 2004, holds a business administration degree and a business management degree from the Norwegian School of Management (BI). Previously she was acting director of finance, Bergen Yards AS from 2003 to 2004 and group controller for the Møgster Group from 1995 to 2003. Mrs. Drønen has served on numerous boards and is currently a member of the Board of Statkraft.
 Frederik W. Mohn

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Frederik W. Mohn, born in 1977 is the sole owner of Perestroika AS an investment company with long-term investments within offshore/rig, shipping, property-development and financial services. He holds an extensive industrial experience from the world-wide family business, Frank Mohn AS, where he also held the position of Managing Director as well as through positions with Schlumberger in the USA. Frederik W. Mohn has since 2014 held the position as Chairman of the Board of Directors in the listed Songa Offshore SE and is a member of the Audit Committee. He also serves as Member of the Board in several privately owned property-development companies and in the tanker shipping company Viken Crude AS. He is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Bergen, Norway.
Neil John Hartley

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Neil J. Hartley, Managing Director, joined First Reserve in 2006. His responsibilities include investment origination, structuring, execution, monitoring and exit strategy, with particular emphasis on the energy equipment, manufacturing and services sector. Prior to joining First Reserve, Mr. Hartley spent six years in Investment Banking with Simmons & Company International, most recently as a Director, where he focused on corporate finance advisory work in the energy sector. Prior to joining Simmons & Company, he was a Management Consultant at McKinsey & Company, Inc. He also spent seven years with Schlumberger, most recently as a Field Service Manager and Field Engineer.Mr. Hartley holds an M.A. from Worcester College, University of Oxford and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Ryan Zafereo

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Ryan N. Zafereo, Director, joined First Reserve in 2005. His responsibilities range from deal origination and structuring to due diligence, execution and monitoring, with a particular emphasis on the natural resources industry and energy equipment and services. Prior to joining First Reserve, he was an Investment Banking Analyst for Simmons & Company International, a premier investment banking firm specialising in the energy services market. He also spent time as a Private Wealth Management Analyst for Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Zafereo holds a B.B.A. from the University of Texas.
Alan G. Schwartz

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Alan G. Schwartz, Managing Director, joined First Reserve in 2006. Mr. Schwartz's responsibilities include investment origination, due diligence review, negotiation of deal documentation, portfolio monitoring and exit strategy. Prior to joining First Reserve, he spent seventeen years at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP where, as a Partner in the firm's Corporate Department, he concentrated primarily in mergers and acquisitions and leveraged buyouts. He was also a member of the firm's Energy Practice Group. Mr. Schwartz holds a B.S. from the University of New Hampshire and a J.D. from Fordham Law School.
Mons S. Aase

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Mons S. Aase joined DOF ASA in 1998 and became CEO in 2005 having held a number of positions including CFO and Deputy CEO. Mr. Aase was previously Chairman of DOF Subsea and sits on the board of a number of DOF companies. Mr. Aase holds a MSc from the Norwegian Institute of Technology, and a Cand. Merc from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration in Bergen.