Bjørn Sjaastad, Chief Executive Officer
Espen Bjelland, Chief Financial Officer
Espen started with Utkilen in 2005 and has more than 20 years of experience from the shipping industry, primarily from chemical tanker operators. Previous experience also include investment banking and corporate finance. Espen holds a BBA degree in Business Management from University of Oklahoma, USA.
Arne Nordanger, Chartering Manager
Arne started with Utkilen/Bergen Tanker Brokers AS in 2000 and became Chartering Manager in 2010. Arne has more than 25 years of commercial experience in the fields of chemicals and products, both with shipbrokers and shipowners, and is in charge of the commercial activities for the Utkilen fleet.
Arnt Stensen, General Manager Fleet Operations
Arnt has more than 30 years of experience from the chemical tanker industry and started with Utkilen in 2008. Half of his professional experience has been at sea where he held the position as Master when he went ashore.
Sven Rolfsen, Technical Manager
Sven was promoted to Technical Manager in March 2017. He has been with Utkilen since 2013 and has a Master degree in Marine Engineering from University of Strathclyde, Galsgow, UK as well as a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Marine Technology Bergen University College.
Are Paulsen, Manager Maritime Personnell
Are has been sailing for Utkilen for a long period. In 1995 he went ashore and is responsible for all our seafarers.
Roy Håre, HSSEQ Manager
Roy joined Utkilen in 2010 and has extensive experience in quality management systems and standards within the shipping-, terminal- and airline-industry. Roy holds a Master of Management from BI Norwegian Business School.
Leif Larsen, Director Newbuildings and Projects
Leif has nearly 40 years of experience from Ship Yards and Technical Management for a various type of vessels, thereof 30 years of experience with chemical tankers such as Management, new buildings, conversions, and innovations. Leif started with Utkilen in 2011 and holds a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering and Certificate as Skilled worker in Machine work.