Management and Board

We believe that a company owned by its employees ensures a special form of ownership, motivation and energy. In 4Subsea, the founders and the employees are all shareholders, and we encourage new employees to participate.

The 4Subsea Board of Directors includes both representatives from the founders, Viking Venture and the employees, as well as external members with substantial experience from the oil and gas industry and business development. The Board plays an active role in the company’s operation and strategy development.


Management Team


Peter Jenkins

Phone: +47 992 75 435


Øystein Kanestrøm

EVP, Flexible Pipes and Flowlines
Phone: +47 996 36 288


Ignacio Marré

EVP, Well Intervention and Drilling
Phone: +47 990 10 894


Øyvind Tveit

EVP, Engineering Software Solutions
Phone: +47 907 33 048


Håkon Thaulow

Phone: +47 413 27 203


Berit Lid Scharff

EVP, Marketing, Business Development and Offshore Wind
Phone: +47 971 39 487


Board of Directors


Joar Welde – Chairman

Partner, Viking Venture

  • Investment Manager in Viking Venture i 2004, Partner since 2006
  • B.Sc. BI, Norway and MBA University of Warwick, UK
  • Broad experience from corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and business development


Erik Hagen

Managing Partner, Viking Venture

  • Founder of Viking Venture in 2001
  • M.Sc. Computer Science, NTNU, Norway and MBA INSEAD, France
  • Management experience from McKinsey & Company, NetCOM GSM ASA, Schibsted Nett, Scandinavia Online and Arthur Andersen
  • Broad experience from ICT and the Oil and Gas industry


Lars J. Larsen
  • Main experience from corporate finance advisory activities within a broad range of industries.
  • Extensive experience as investor and board member, primarily in growth and turnaround companies


Torbjørn Amundsen – Co-founder

Senior VP Products and Business Development, 4Subsea

  • M.Sc. Marine Structures, NTNU 1999
  • Broad experience from the Oil and Gas industry


Knut Sandven

Founder/CEO GasSecure AS

  • M.Sc. NTNU 1999 and Naval Architecture MIT 1999
  • Broad experience from research and business development positions


Harald Holden – Employee representative

Advisor/Lead Engineer, Well Intervention and Drilling

  • M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, NTH/NTNU 1995
  • Broad experience from the Oil and Gas industry


Stine Vethe – Employee representative

VP Digital Solutions, Well Intervention and Drilling

  • M.Sc. Product Development and Materials Engineering, NTNU 2012


Have a Question?

Drop us a line and we'll get back to you shortly.