Knutsen OAS Shipping has a highly experienced management team with over 200 years of combined experience.

KOAS Management Team

Nils Kristian Strøm, Managing Director

  • Joined Knutsen Group in 2002
  • 38 years of experience from shipping and energy business
  • Worked for Statoil from 1983 until he joined Knutsen in various senior positions
  • MSc Chemical Engineering from University of Trondheim (NTH / NTNU)

Synnøve Seglem, Deputy Managing Director

  • Joined Knutsen Group in 2011
  • Experience as maritime consultant and surveyor from DNV GL 2004 – 2011
  • MSc Shipping, Trade and Finance from Cass Business School, UK
  • ME Material Science & Engineering from Imperial College London, UK

Magnus Gudmundsen – Chief Operating Officer

  • Responsible for all technical operations in both Knutsen OAS Shipping and KNOT
  • Employed in Knutsen Group since 1991
  • Education degree in Marine Engineer

Ole Jacob Ræstad, CFO

  • Joined Knutsen Group in 1984
  • 37 years of shipping and project finance experience
  • MSc Business and Economics from Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)

Geir Tore Henriksen, Finance Director

  • Joined Knutsen Group in 2010
  • Various accounting and finance experience from e.g. Norsk Hydro and Deep Ocean
  • Msc Accounting and Audit (CPA) from Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)
  • MSc Economics and Business from Norwegian School of Business Administration (BI)

Geir Hagen – HSSE & QA Director

  • Various positions in the Knutsen Group since 2007
  • Previously Lead Surveyor Norwegian Maritime Directorate
  • Master Mariner with 16 years at sea experience from Cruise, and offshore (PSV, ATHS and MPSV).

Trygve Seglem, Chairman and Owner

  • Majority shareholder in TSSI and 50% owner of Knutsen NYK offshore Tankers
  • Previously president of the Norwegian Shipowners Association
  • Began his career developing Statoil’s shuttle tanker operations
  • BSc. Degree from Newcastle University in England

Andres Celaya, Chairman Knutsen España

  • Joined Knutsen Group in 2005
  • President of Knutsen OAS España and Knutsen Overseas
  • More than 25 years of experience from shipping business
  • Education Degree in business administration, Madrid