(b. 1965), acting COO – Chief Operating Officer – for Dolphin Drilling AS and Dolphin Drilling Ltd. Mr. Finnestad assumed the position as acting Managing Director in October 2016. Mr. Finnestad has had several positions within these companies, and served lately as Senior Vice President Operations. Mr. Finnestad joined Dolphin Drilling AS in 1984 and has been a member of the management team in Dolphin Drilling since 1996. He is a graduate from Technical School in Stavanger and holds all drilling certificates. Mr. Finnestad is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Stavanger, Norway.