Gunnar Winther Eliassen has since 2016 served as an Investment Director with Seatankers Consultancy Services where he is responsible for overseeing and managing various public and private investments. Mr Eliassen currently also serves as a Director of KLX Energy Services. Prior experience includes Director of Seadrill Ltd, Seadrill Partners Ltd, Quintana Energy Services, Deep Sea Metro as well as CEO and Director of Northern Drilling. Prior to joining Seatankers, Mr Eliassen was a Partner at Pareto Securities New York. Mr Eliassen brings extensive experience in public and private transactions with particular focus on oil field services. Mr Eliassen holds a Master of Science from Norwegian School of Economics
Christopher J. Baker
Christopher J. Baker is the President and Chief Executive Officer of KLX Energy Services. Previously, Mr. Baker served as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the board of directors of QES from 2019 to 2020. Mr. Baker previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of QES from its formation in 2017 to 2019 and served in the same role at QES LP since 2014. Mr. Baker previously served as Managing Director-Oilfield Services for the Quintana private equity funds. Prior to joining Quintana, Mr. Baker served as an Associate with Citigroup Global Markets Inc.’s (“Citi”) Corporate and Investment Bank where he conducted corporate finance and valuation activities focused on non-investment grade debt transactions. Mr. Baker attended Louisiana State University, where he earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and Rice University, where he earned an M.B.A.
Ole B. Hjertaker
Currently serves as Chief Executive Officer in Ship Finance International Limited, a position he has held since 2009. He served as Chief Financial Officer in the same company from 2006 to 2009.
Prior to joining Ship Finance, Mr. Hjertaker was employed in the Corporate Finance division of DNB Markets, a leading shipping and offshore bank. Mr. Hjertaker has extensive corporate and investment banking experience, mainly within the Maritime and Transportation industries, and holds a Master of Science degree from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration.
Espen W. Marcussen
Deputy board member
Currently serves as Chief Executive Officer for the private limited investment company Pactum AS.
Prior to Pactum, Mr. Marcussen was Deputy CEO in Bergshav Management 2015-16. He still holds the seat as board member of Bergshav Shipholding AS.
He has previously been an equity analyst and Head of equity research in Handelsbanken from 1996 to 2003. Managing Director in Handelsbanken Investment Banking 2003-2006. Managing Director and Country Head Nordea Investment Banking 2006-2013.
Master of Science degree from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration.