Management

Kjell Ove Breivik, Chief Executive Officer

Kjell Ove Brevik started as CEO of Utkilen 1 January 2016. Kjell Ove is an experienced shipping executive who has his Master Degree in Naval Architect from NTH in Trondheim, Norway. His previous work experience includes four years with the Teekay Group, about seven years with JO Tankers as well as various positions within the Mowinckel group from 1996 to 2003.

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.

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.