Mr. Hermansen has been appointed CEO of Astrup Fearnley AS from July 1st 2021. Previously he spent the last 7 years in in the Seatankers Group in various leadership roles, latest as Chief Operating Officer. Mr Hermansen also served on the Boards of several listed companies during his time with Seatankers Group, including but not limited to Flex LNG Ltd., Advance Gas Holdings Inc. and Golden Ocean Group Ltd. He began his career in AP Moeller-Maersk and spent over 10 years at Fearnleys Shipbrokers. Mr Hermansen was educated at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and is a Norwegian citizen residing in Norway.
Scott McReaken was appointed CEO in December 2018. Mr McReaken has over 15 years of experience in the offshore drilling industry, which includes various leadership roles in the United States, North Sea, West Africa and South America. Prior to this appointment Mr McReaken has been a part of the Seadrill group companies since 2012, where he served as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Sevan Drilling Ltd and Chief Financial Officer of North Atlantic Drilling Ltd.
Mr McReaken serves as the Treasurer and Secretary of the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) since 2013, which is the worldwide oil and gas drilling contractor’s non-profit advocacy association. Mr McReaken began his career at Arthur Andersen LLP and is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor. He holds a degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin. Mr McReaken is a US citizen and resides in the United States.
Keesjan Cordia is a private investor with a background in Economics and Business Administration. Mr. Cordia holds several board- and advisory board positions in the Oil & Gas Industry, among which: board member of Workships Group B.V (2006), board member of Combifloat B.V (2013) and board member of Kerrco Inc (2017). He became Chairman of the board of Oceanteam ASA in April 2018. From 2006 – 2014 he was the CEO at Seafox (Offshore Services). Mr. Cordia is the founder and Managing Partner of Invaco Management B.V., an investment firm based in Amsterdam. He is also an advisor to Parcom Capital and member of the investor committee of Connected Capital, both Private Equity firms.
Jon Olav Østhus graduated in 1979 from Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) with a Master in Business and Economics. Mr. Østhus has more than 35 years of experience from various leading positions within the shipping and drilling industry, most recently as Vice President – Legal and Commercial in Seadrill Management Ltd. He is a Norwegian Citizen and resides in the area of Stavanger, Norway.
Gary W. Casswell
Gary W. Casswell has more than 35 years industry experience. Most recently Mr.Casswell served as President and CEO of Northern Offshore LTD from 2010 until mid 2017. Prior to this he served as Vice President, Eastern Hemisphere Operations for Pride International responsible for the deep water, shallow water, and land operations in more than 18 countries. Prior to joining Pride, Mr. Casswell worked for Santa Fe International for more than 20 years and held a variety of increasing responsible positions including development of Santa Fe's deep water strategy.
Mr. Casswell has served with the IADC and received the IADC Exemplary Service award in 2007. Mr. Casswell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of California, Long Beach. He is a US citizen and resides in Houston, Texas.