Board of directors

  • Arne Blystad
    Chairman

    Mr. Blystad is an independent investor and co-founder of the Company. The Blystad Group, which is 100% owned and controlled by Mr. Arne Blystad and his immediate family, has a long history in international shipping. His companies have historically been active in the sale and purchase market. In addition to shipping, the Group has investments in heavy-lift, a securities portfolio and real-estate.

  • Magnus Roth
    Board Member

    Mr. Roth studied engineering at Linköping University between 1975 and 1977. Between 1977 and 1981 he was educated in the Royal Swedish Navy and left as a Captain in 1981. He received a Diploma in Shipping from London School of Foreign trade in 1982. From 1982 to 1983 Mr. Roth was self-employed in Oberon Overseas AB in Stockholm, a company offering Supercargo service to shipping clients. In 1984 Mr. Roth joined the Volvo Groups food sector, Witte International AS where he started up their fish trading in Ålesund, Norway. In 1989, the management did an MBO and established Scandsea International AS/AB, which became one of the world’s leading in fish trading. In 1997 Mr. Roth part-founded Ocean Trawlers, which became one of the leading vertically integrated seafood companies, which he departed from when selling his shares in April 2016.

  • Christine Rødsæther
    Board Member

    Christine Rødsæther is a partner with the law firm Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS with more than 25 years’ experience assisting international financial institutions, funds, project brokers, shipowners, shipyards and equipment suppliers with transactional work, contract negotiations, financings and restructurings. She has held a number of board positions within the maritime sector. She is also a member of the advisory board to the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries on maritime development and a member of the Marshall Islands’ flag’s Quality Council. She graduated from the University of Bergen in 1989, with a master of laws in transnational business practice from University of the Pacific, California. .

  • Vibeke Gwendoline Fængsrud
    Board Member

    Ms. Fængsrud is the founder, owner and CEO of House of Math AS, Norway’s largest private tutoring company within the natural sciences and economics. The company was inspired by her education in Mathematics and Physics at the University of Oslo. House of Math is currently holding 100 employees. Ms. Fængsrud has written 11 books on mathematics, as well as 16 compendia. In addition, Ms. Fængsrud has an Executive Bachelor of Management from BI Norwegian Business School, specializing in International business, Leadership and Board competence. Ms. Fængsrud has her board experience from academia.