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Arne Møgster (1975) was elected to the board at the annual general meeting on 26 May 2009. He holds a Master of Science (MSc) in International Shipping and a Bachelor degree in Business and Administration.
Arne Møgster is the CEO of Austevoll Seafoood AS, and a board member for a number of companies in the Austevoll Seafood Group. Prior to joining Austevoll Seafood ASA in 2006 - Arne Møgster earned himself versatile experience working within fishing, shipbuilding and the offshore supply market. He was the Managing Director of Norskan AS for 3 years, with one year based in Brazil.
Through his position as CEO and board member in listed companies for more than a decade Arne has extensive knowledge of a broad range of subjects including wide experience in working with ESG.
Austevoll Seafood is the majority owner in Lerøy Seafood Group, and the majority owner in Austevoll Seafood is Laco AS. Arne Møgster is a shareholder in Laco AS, and indirectly holds shares in Lerøy Seafood Group ASA. There are some transactions between companies in the Austevoll Seafood Group and Lerøy. Such transactions take place according to the arm’s length principle and are described in the company’s annual report.
Britt Kathrine Drivenes (1963) was elected to the board at the annual general meeting on 20 May 2008. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Management (BI) and a Master of Business Administration in Strategic Management from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). She is CFO of Austevoll Seafood ASA and also a board member in a number of companies in the Austevoll Seafood Group.
Britt Kathrine Drivenes has extensive experience from the fish industry as well as financing, accounting and ESG. She owns shares indirectly in Lerøy Seafood Group ASA, as a shareholder in Austevoll Seafood ASA.
Didrik Munch (1956) was elected to the Board at the annual general meeting on 23 May 2012. He has a law degree from the University of Bergen. Didrik Munch qualified as a police officer at the Norwegian Police University College in Oslo and held a number of positions within the Norwegian police force (1977–1986). From 1986 to 1997, he worked in finance, primarily in the DnB system, where he ultimately joined corporate management as Director for the DnB Corporate Customer division. From 1997 to 2008, Didrik Munch was CEO of Bergens Tidende AS. He was CEO of Schibsted Norge AS (formerly Media Norge AS) from 2008 to 2018 and is currently self-employed. Didrik Munch has sat on the boards of a number of companies, both as chairman and an ordinary member. He is currently Chairman of the Board for Storebrand ASA, Solstrand Fjordhotell Holding AS, and NWT Media AS and a board member for Grieg Maritime Group AS, SH Holding AS and Jonstadveien 6 AS.
Didrik Munch is currently chair of the audit committee in Lerøy Seafood Group ASA. He has far-reaching knowledge also within ESG, through his extensive experience from both the management and board of some of Norway’s largest companies.
Didrik Munch is an independent director in the board. He owned no shares in the company as of 31 December 2022.
Karoline Møgster (1980) was elected to the board at the annual general meeting on 23 May 2017. Karoline Møgster has a law degree from the University of Bergen (Candidata juris). She also has a Master of Arts in Accounting and Auditing (MRR) from the Norwegian School of Economics. She worked as a lawyer with Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS and is now employed as a lawyer for the Møgster Group.
She is a board member for Laco AS and has board experience from other listed companies. Laco is the ultimate parent company of Lerøy Seafood Group. There are some transactions between companies in the Austevoll Seafood Group and Lerøy. Such transactions take place according to the arm’s length principle and are described in the company’s annual report. Karoline Møgster indirectly owns shares in Lerøy Seafood Group ASA as a shareholder of Laco AS.
Siri Lill Mannes (1970) was elected to the board at the annual general meeting on 23 May 2018. She majored in history, with a minor in Russian and a basic course in Russian-Soviet studies. She also completed the Armed Forces’ course in Russian (officer's training school) and studied political science in Georgia, USA, on a one-year Rotary Club scholarship. Having worked as a TV host and entrepreneur, Siri Lill Mannes has an extensive background in journalism. She started working for TV2 in 1992, when the channel was founded. Since 2010, she has been director of the communications company SpeakLab AS, where she is also a partner and founder.
Siri Lill Mannes is an independent director in the board. She owned no shares in the company as of 31 December 2022.
Board Member Hans Petter Vestre was elected employees’ representative to the board at the annual general meeting on 24 April 1995. Hans Petter Vestre is a graduate of the Norwegian College of Fishery, University of Tromsø. He started as a sales manager at Hallvard Lerøy AS in 1992, he is today a team manager at Lerøy Seafood AS. Hans Petter Vestre has owns 1,200 shares in the company as of 31 December 2022.
Hans Petter is a board member in Bergen CK (Cycle club), and has received training within both ESG and IT security as an employee in Lerøy.
Are Dragesund (1975) is an investment professional and Co-head of Ferd Capital at Ferd AS, one of Norway’s largest family owned investment companies. Prior to joining Ferd in 2015, Are worked at The Norwegian Ministry of Finance, Cardo Partners and The Boston Consulting Group. He is a Norwegian national and graduated from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in 2000. From his career as management consultant and investment professional, Are has extensive experience from the consumer goods and maritime industries. His core competencies are within strategy, finance, M&A and capital markets. As a former board member of IT security specialist firm Mnemonic AS, Are has a good command of IT security. In addition to Lerøy Seafood Group ASA, Are is currently a board member of Nilfisk A/S, Mestergruppen AS, Brav AS and. He has previously served on the board of Norkart AS.