Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Erik Jacobsen

Chairman

Erik Jacobsen has served as Director of Avance Gas since 26 May 2021. Mr. Jacobsen has worked in the LPG industry since the early 1980s starting his career in the Norwegian LPG shipbroking company Inge Steensland AS. In addition to four decades of experience from chartering, newbuilding and LPG cargo broking he worked closely with Mr Inge Steensland in developing the Oslo-listed LPG shipping company Solvang ASA and also served on the company’s Board of Directors from May 2008 until October 2013. Since 2013 Erik Jacobsen has through his company, AS Jaco Shipbroking, worked closely with the Mexican LPG retail and distribution company Grupo Zeta. Mr Jacobsen holds a bachelor degree from Handelsakademiet Oslo (today BI Norwegian Business School), is Norwegian citizen and resides in Oslo.

Erik Jacobsen has served as Director of Avance Gas since 26 May 2021. Mr. Jacobsen has worked in the LPG industry since the early 1980s starting his career in the Norwegian LPG shipbroking company Inge Steensland AS. In addition to four decades of experience from chartering, newbuilding and LPG cargo broking he worked closely with Mr Inge Steensland in developing the Oslo-listed LPG shipping company Solvang ASA and also served on the company’s Board of Directors from May 2008 until October 2013. Since 2013 Erik Jacobsen has through his company, AS Jaco Shipbroking, worked closely with the Mexican LPG retail and distribution company Grupo Zeta. Mr Jacobsen holds a bachelor degree from Handelsakademiet Oslo (today BI Norwegian Business School), is Norwegian citizen and resides in Oslo.

Kathrine Fredriksen

Director

Kathrine Fredriksen served as Director of Avance Gas since 26 May 2021. Ms. Fredriksen serves as President of Seatankers UK, board member of Norwegian Property since 2016 and as board member in Ship Finance since February 2020. She has previously been on the boards of Seadrill, Golar LNG, Frontline and Deep Sea Supply. Through her role as President of Seatankers UK, she provides advice on all group Investments and is intrinsically involved in the administration of the organization. Kathrine is educated at European Business School in London. She is a passionate collector of modern and contemporary art.

Kathrine Fredriksen served as Director of Avance Gas since 26 May 2021. Ms. Fredriksen serves as President of Seatankers UK, board member of Norwegian Property since 2016 and as board member in Ship Finance since February 2020. She has previously been on the boards of Seadrill, Golar LNG, Frontline and Deep Sea Supply. Through her role as President of Seatankers UK, she provides advice on all group Investments and is intrinsically involved in the administration of the organization. Kathrine is educated at European Business School in London. She is a passionate collector of modern and contemporary art.

Øystein Kalleklev

Director

Øystein Kalleklev served as Director of Avance Gas since 26 May 2021. Mr. Kalleklev has been the CEO in FLEX LNG Management AS since August 2018, after serving as CFO of Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers since 2013 and Chairman of the General Partner of the MLP KNOT Offshore Partners from 2015-2017. Previous roles include CFO of industrial investment company Umoe Group, Managing Director of Umoe Invest, Partner of investment bank Clarksons Platou and Business Consultant at Accenture. Mr. Kalleklev holds a MSc in Business and Administration from Norwegian School of Economics and a Bachelor in Business and Finance from Heriot-Watt University. 

Øystein Kalleklev served as Director of Avance Gas since 26 May 2021. Mr. Kalleklev has been the CEO in FLEX LNG Management AS since August 2018, after serving as CFO of Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers since 2013 and Chairman of the General Partner of the MLP KNOT Offshore Partners from 2015-2017. Previous roles include CFO of industrial investment company Umoe Group, Managing Director of Umoe Invest, Partner of investment bank Clarksons Platou and Business Consultant at Accenture. Mr. Kalleklev holds a MSc in Business and Administration from Norwegian School of Economics and a Bachelor in Business and Finance from Heriot-Watt University. 

François Sunier

Director

François Sunier has served as a Director of Avance Gas since 1 December 2010. He has been the CEO and Managing Director of Suntrust Investment Co. S.A. since January 2002. Prior to Suntrust Investment Co. S.A., Mr Sunier worked as an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs, London and at UBS Philips & Drew, London. François Sunier serves at the board of Mirabaud SCA and Groupe Minoteries (listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange Market). François Sunier graduated from the University of Geneva, with a bachelor in political sciences. Mr Sunier is a Swiss citizen, and resides in Switzerland.

François Sunier has served as a Director of Avance Gas since 1 December 2010. He has been the CEO and Managing Director of Suntrust Investment Co. S.A. since January 2002. Prior to Suntrust Investment Co. S.A., Mr Sunier worked as an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs, London and at UBS Philips & Drew, London. François Sunier serves at the board of Mirabaud SCA and Groupe Minoteries (listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange Market). François Sunier graduated from the University of Geneva, with a bachelor in political sciences. Mr Sunier is a Swiss citizen, and resides in Switzerland.

James O'Shaughnessy

Director

James O'Shaughnessy has served as a Director of the Company since January 2021. James O'Shaughnessy has been an Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller of Axis Capital Holdings Limited since March 26, 2012. Prior to that Mr. O'Shaughnessy has amongst other served as Chief Financial Officer in the Bermuda operations of Flagstone Reinsurance Holdings SA and as Chief Accounting Officer and Senior Vice President of Scottish Re Group Ltd., and Chief Financial Officer of XL Re Ltd. at XL Group plc. Mr. O'Shaughnessy received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College, Cork, Ireland in the year 1981 to 1985 and is both a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ireland and an Associate Member of the Chartered Insurance Institute of the UK. Mr. O'Shaughnessy earned a Master's Degree in Accounting from University College Dublin in the year 1985 to 1986.

James O'Shaughnessy has served as a Director of the Company since January 2021. James O'Shaughnessy has been an Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller of Axis Capital Holdings Limited since March 26, 2012. Prior to that Mr. O'Shaughnessy has amongst other served as Chief Financial Officer in the Bermuda operations of Flagstone Reinsurance Holdings SA and as Chief Accounting Officer and Senior Vice President of Scottish Re Group Ltd., and Chief Financial Officer of XL Re Ltd. at XL Group plc. Mr. O'Shaughnessy received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College, Cork, Ireland in the year 1981 to 1985 and is both a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ireland and an Associate Member of the Chartered Insurance Institute of the UK. Mr. O'Shaughnessy earned a Master's Degree in Accounting from University College Dublin in the year 1985 to 1986.