Archer has elected Kjell-Erik Østdahl as chairman of the board and James O’Shaughnessy as a new board member in the company to fill a vacancy on the board.
Kjell-Erik Østdahl has had a tenure of 21 years at Schlumberger in a number of senior positions within operations, business development, marketing and executive management in China, Norway, UK, France and US. He served as executive vice president, Operations, Schlumberger from 2011 to 2013.
Prior to this role, he was senior partner at HitecVision from 2014 to 2015.
He is a professional investor in technology start-up companies and real estate. He is also a senior advisor at Blackstone Investment Firm and EY.
He also serves as chairman on the boards of Sekal AS and Cannseal AS, and he is a board member of Olympic Subsea ASA.
Østdahl was also appointed to the board of Seadrill on July 2, 2018.
James O’Shaughnessy has been an executive vice president, chief accounting officer and corporate controller of Axis Capital Holdings since March 2012. Prior to that O’Shaughnessy has amongst other served as CFO in the Bermuda operations of Flagstone Reinsurance Holdings and as chief accounting officer and senior vice president of Scottish Re Group, and CFO of XL Re Ltd.