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Hans Olav Hide

Hans Olav Hide

Chairman 

Hans Olav Hide

Chairman 

Hans Olav holds an MSc from NTNU 1984 and Master of Energy Economics IFP 1988.  He has extensive industrial experience as entrepreneur in oil & gas technology and service companies, and as co-founder of MPM Multi Phase Meters, TracID and Roxar. 

Hans Olav’s experience also includes working in P/E and venture sector and oil majors. 

Arnstein Wee

Arnstein Wee

Board Member

Arnstein Wee

Board Member

Arnstein has degrees in Electronics / Cybernetics from University of Stavanger and UMIST in Manchester. Arnstein has worked with research, development and commercialization of technology for over 25 years.  He is co-founder of MPM (Multi Phase Meters) which developed and commercialized a new concept for multiphase flow measurements which was invented and patented by ArnsteinThe company was sold to TechnipFMC and the MPM meters are used by the oil industry worldwide for production management, fiscal measurement and ownership allocation. Arnstein is also a co-founder of TracID, which has developed and commercialized RFID technology for the oil industry and the aquaculture industry.    

Arnstein also has a background from Venture and Private Equity, both as an investor and as a board member of start-up companies and larger industrial companies. He is currently the leader and main owner of Eppus AS, which he established in 2001. Eppus AS is an investment company that also engages in technology development with focus on machine learning and artificial intelligence.   

Christian Bull Eriksson

Christian Bull Eriksson

Board Member

Christian Bull Eriksson

Board Member

Christian hold an MSc NTNU 1982. He has extensive experience from Operators such as Elf Aquitaine (now Total) and Saga Petroleum. Christian also has extensive industrial experience from the Industry as a Project Manager for Cameron, Managing Director and founder of RC Subsea, Project Manager and Country Manager of Halliburton (Rockwater and Brown & Root Energy Services), CEO of Smedvig (now Seadrill) and Managing Director for Plugging Specialist International (now TDW Offshore).   

Christian joined IK as Managing Director and Chairman in 2006 and has been CEO and member of the IK Board from 2018. In addition, he has held 13 external Board Memberships in mainly technology companies over the years.   

Christian Knutsen

Christian Knutsen

Board Member

Christian Knutsen

Board Member

Christian has over 36 years’ experience in the offshore and subsea industry. He gained an MSc. in Structural Engineering from NTNU in 1983 and has worked in various roles including Project Engineer, Lead Engineer, Project Manager, Technical Director and Managing Director for companies such as Halliburton Subsea, RC-Subsea, Aker and Norpipe. 

Christian joined IK in 2001 with a remit to head up projects and management related to repair and modifications of pipelines, riser and flowlines. His experience includes engineering as well as delivery of EPC projects.