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.
Mons S. Aase

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Director / CEO
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.
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.
Alex Townsend Krueger

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Alex T. Krueger, Co-Chief Executive Officer, President and Co-Head of Buyout Funds, joined First Reserve in 1999. He is jointly responsible for supervision of the firm’s investment program and strategy, as well as overall management of the firm. Mr. Krueger also is responsible for the development and management of the buyout investment team and sits on both the buyout and infrastructure funds’ investment committees. In addition, Mr. Krueger maintains responsibilities for origination, structuring, execution, monitoring and exiting investments across the global energy industry, with particular expertise in the natural resources upstream sector. Prior to joining First Reserve, Mr. Krueger worked in the Energy group of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in Houston. Mr. Krueger holds two B.S. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.
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.