Asle Solheim appointed as new CEO at Bergen GroupCompany News // May 10, 2013
The board of directors at Bergen Group ASA in Norway has appointed Asle Solheim as CEO of the group. Mr Solheim replaces Terje Arnesen who has resigned.
The groupís new CEO has an extensive background in various management positions in the offshore industry, both nationally and internationally.
ďBergen Group is in the process of finalizing a major restructuring that will give the group a healthy and exciting platform for future growth. Now we are strengthening the focus on future offshore-related growth based on the established industrial area on HanÝytangen. In this context, there has been a consensus on strengthening the offshore-related expertise in the corporate management. Asle Solheim will, as the new CEO, be a significant contribution to the increased emphasis on the offshore segment,Ē said the groupís chairman, Magnus Stangeland.
Mr Solheim has extensive experience from national and international leadership and board positions in the offshore industry. For the last six years he held the position of CEO of the Marine Accurate Well ASA (Maracc). He also has extensive experience from various management positions at ABB Offshore Systems and ABB Vetco Gray in Norway as well as abroad. In addition, Mr Solheim has management and project experience from Island Offshore and FMC Production Services.
Mr Solheim is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is originally from Flekkefjord in Norway, and now lives in Stavanger. Mr Arnesen has agreed to continue at Bergen Group until July.