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Board & Management

The Board of Directors

Summary profiles of the members of the Board of Directors

The table below sets forth the composition of the members of the Board of Directors of Knutsen Offshore Tankers.

 svein_steimler Svein Steimler, Chairman

  • EVP and COO of NYK Group Europe
  • 35 years’ experience from the shipping industries   where he has held variety of positions within various ship broking and ship   owning companies
  • Chairman and Board Member in several companies   including Ambition AS and Tradwinds
  Trygve Seglem, CEO and Board Member

  • Majority shareholder in TSSI and 50% owner of   Knutsen NYK offshore Tankers
  •  Previously president of the Norwegian Shipowners   Association
  •  Began his career developing Statoil’s shuttle tanker   operations
  •  BSc. Degree from Newcastle University in England
  Hans Petter Aas, Board Member

  • Former Global head of the Shipping, Offshore and   Logistic Division of DNB Bank ASA
  • In addition to his board position in KNOT, Mr. Aas   is the Chairman of Ship Finance International, Board Member of Golar LNG and he   held directorships in several public and private companies
  • Mr. Aas is independent to the shareholders
  Kjell Erik Jacobsen, Board Member

  • Managing Partner at Energy Ventures, an investment company working in oil and gas technology
  • Former President and CEO of Seadrill Management AS   and CEO of Smedvig
  • Mr. Jacobsen has educational background from   the Norwegian Naval Academy, Norwegian School of Economics  (NHH) and INSEAD Top Advanced Management Program
  • Mr. Jacobsen is independent to the shareholders
 nagasawa Hitoshi Nagasawa, Board Member

  • Senior Managing Corporate Officer of NYK and Chief   Executive of Energy Division
  • Chairman of NYKs Tramp Shipping Strategy Committee
  • Joined NYK Group in 1980 where he has held various   positions
 shishido Fumitake Shishido, Board Member

  • Part of the Knutsen Group since 2014 and NYK since   1982
  • 32 years’ experience from the shipping and energy   industry, including General Management, Corporate Planning and Product Design
  • MBA Columbia Business School

Executive Management Team

Summary profiles of the members of the Executive Management

The executive management of the Company consists of:

  Trygve Seglem, CEO and President

  •  Majority shareholder in TSSI and 50% owner of   Knutsen NYK offshore Tankers
  •  Previously president of the Norwegian Shipowners   Association
  •  Began his career developing Statoil’s shuttle tanker   operations
  •  BSc. Degree from Newcastle University in England
  John Einar Dalsvåg, VP Chartering & Business development

  • Joined Knutsen in 1978 as an ordinary seaman and   became a Captain on Offshore Shuttle Tankers in 1990
  • Experience from various position within the Knutsen   Group and 6 years in Statoil from 1995-2001 as VP commercial operations of   shuttle tankers
  • Education degree in Master Mariner
  Karl Gerhard B. Dahl, SVP Tax, accounting and admin

  • Joined KNOT in 2006
  • 15 yeas experience from the shipping industry
  • Certified State Authorized Public Accountant
  • MSc in Business and Administration from Norwegian   School of Economics (NHH)
 m_gudmundsen Magnus Gudmundsen, VP Technical Operations

  • Responsible for all technical operations in both Knutsen OAS Shipping and KNOT
  • Employed in KNOT since 1991
  • Education degree in Marine Engineer
 geir_hagen Geir Hagen, HSSE & QA

  • Various positions in the Knutsen Group since 2007
  • Previously Chief Officer from Solstad Shipping and   Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Bachelor of Science in Nautical Studies from   Aalesund University
 kalleklev-small Øystein M. Kalleklev, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

  • Employed in KNOT since 2013
  • Previously CFO of Umoe Group, Managing Director of Umoe Invest, Partner in RS Platou and business consultant in Accenture
  • MSc in Business and Administration from Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and Bachelor in Business and Finance from Heriot-Watt University
 shishido Fumitake Shishido, EVP

  • Part of the Knutsen Group since 2014 and NYK since 1982
  • 32 years’ experience from the shipping and energy   industry, including General Management, Corporate Planning and Product Design
  • MBA Columbia Business School
  Hans Reidar Tveitaskog, Director Newbuilding

  • Joined the Knutsen Group in 1985
  • Experience from Maritime Well Services, Stord Verft   and Royal Norwegian Army
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Technical   University of Trondheim (NTH/NTNU)