Board of Directors - OKEA

Board of Directors

Our board provides strong corporate governance which is essential for delivering sustainable value, enhancing business integrity and maintaining investors’ confidence.

Chaiwat Kovavisarach


Chaiwat Kovavisarach has been the President and CEO of Bangchak Corporation Public Company Limited since 2015. He also serves at the board of several listed and non-listed companies where among as director at the Lithium Americas Corp., Chair of BCPG and Chair of Bangchak Retail Company.

He holds a Master of Engineering from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), an MBA from Thammasat University and a Bachelor of Engineering from King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL).

Paul Murray

Board Member

Paul Murray has over 25 years experience in venture capital and private equity investment across technology and natural resources. He was previously a director of 3i’s technology investment team, Cazenove Private Equity, a partner at DFJ Esprit, and one of the founders of Seacrest Capital Partners. He holds a degree Mathematics from Oxford University.

Michael William Fischer

Board Member

Michael William Fischer has 30+ years’ experience from the oil and gas industry. He is currently the Executive Vice President of the Natural Resources business unit of Bangchak and Managing Director and CEO of Nido Petroleum Ltd. Dr. Fischer has previously held senior management positions at Ophir Energy, OMV, Woodside Energy and BP. He holds a PhD from the University of Wales and a BSc from the University of Leeds.

Prisana Praharnkhasuk

Board Member

Prisana Praharnkhasuk is a board member at Bangchak Corporation Public Company Limited as well as several listed and non-listed companies. Ms. Praharnkhasuk has 3 decades experience in Finance and Accounting for Oil and Gas Business and has previously held executive positions in PTT and ThaiOi. She holds an MBA from Tarleton State University, a BBA from Krirk University and BSc from Chulalongkorn University.

Finn Haugan

Board member

Finn Haugan was from 1991 – May 2019 the CEO of SpareBank 1 SMN (formerly Sparebanken Midt-Norge). Mr. Haugan is a board member at BN Bank AS, Norbit ASA and several other listed and non-listed companies. Mr. Haugan has held senior positions in Fokus Bank as well as serving as board member and chairperson at several companies within the finance sector. He holds a master degree in business administration (MBA) from BI (Oslombusiness school).

Liv Monica Stubholt

Board member

Liv Monica Stubholt has 20+ years of experience as a lawyer and is currently a partner in the law firm Selmer. Ms. Stubholt has held several top executive positions in Aker ASA and been State Secretary at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. Ms. Stubholt is further a council member of the Department for Petroleum and Energy Law at the Faculty of Law in Oslo, chairs the board of Norwegian Russian Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the board at the Norwegian German Chamber of Commerce. She holds a law degree from the University of Oslo.

Rune Olav Pedersen

Board member

Rune Olav Pedersen has been President & CEO of Petroleum Geo-Services ASA ("PGS") since 2017. Mr. Pedersen has previously held the position of Executive Vice President & General Counsel at the company. Prior to joining PGS he was partner in the oil and gas department of the law firm Arntzen de Besche. He has a law degree from the University of Oslo, a post-graduate diploma in European competition law from Kings College London and an Executive MBA from London Business School.

Nicola Gordon

Board member

Nicola Gordon has 35+ years of experience from the oil and gas industry. Ms. Gordon holds several board positions, among others at the Audit Committee at the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and as Chair of Heriot-Watt University’s Institute of Petroleum Engineering Strategy Advisory Board. Gordon has 36years’ experience from the Royal Dutch Shell Group as including as Vice President for Shell International, as asset manager and board director at A/S Norske Shell and Managing Director at Shell Denmark. She is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Energy Institute and holds an MSc in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot-Watt University and a BSc in Chemical Engineering from University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Jan Atle Johansen

Board member (employee elected)

Jan Atle Johansen has 20+ years of experience as a Production Technician at the Draugen oil production platform. Mr Johansen is the trade union leader for SAFE (union for personnel working in the energy sector). He holds four years of technical higher education and has served in the Royal Norwegian Navy in the Coastal artillery.

Anne Lene Rømuld

Board member (employee elected)

Anne Lene Rømuld has 20+ years of oil & gas industry experience. She currently serves as Senior Discipline Engineer Control & Automation at OKEA. Prior to Joining OKEA, Ms. Rømuld held the position as Senior Reliability Engineer at A/S Norske Shell and Manager of Control and Automation at Shell Canada Ltd. She holds an MSc in Process Automation from Telemark University College and a BSc in Automation and Electrical Engineering from The Arctic University of Norway.

Ida Ianssen Lundh

Board member (employee elected)

Ida Ianssen Lundh has 8+ years of experience from the oil and gas industry in Norway and internationally. Ms. Lundh has since 2018 served as Vice President of Drilling and Wells at OKEA ASA. She has previously worked as Drilling Engineer at Norske Shell and Shell Global Solutions AS. She holds an MSc in Petroleum Engineering from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), including an exchange year at Colorado School of Mines.