(b. 1956), Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Brandvold joined the company in September 2009, and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer as of November 2009. Before joining the company, Mr. Brandvold held the position as Chief Operating Officer of DNO International ASA. He previously has 23 years of experience from Norsk Hydro ASA, of which he has held a number of positions within the company’s oil and gas activities, including the overall responsibility for Norsk Hydro’s global drilling operations from 2002 to 2007. Mr. Brandvold has a Master of Science degree from The Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway. Mr. Brandvold is a Norwegian citizen, and resides in Bergen, Norway.