Our team

Our team

Ben Martin

Ben Martin

Chief Commercial Officer

Mr Martin joined Avance in September 2020. Before this he spent 10 years at trading house Trafigura where he was the Head of Chartering for both LNG and LPG as well as managing the small tanker requirements in Europe and Africa. Prior to that, Mr Martin held various Chartering Manager roles within the tanker sector working in both Athens and London. Mr Martin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Financial Studies.

Mr Martin joined Avance in September 2020. Before this he spent 10 years at trading house Trafigura where he was the Head of Chartering for both LNG and LPG as well as managing the small tanker requirements in Europe and Africa. Prior to that, Mr Martin held various Chartering Manager roles within the tanker sector working in both Athens and London. Mr Martin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Financial Studies.

Randi Navdal Bekkelund

Randi Navdal Bekkelund

Chief Financial Officer

Randi Navdal Bekkelund joined Avance Gas AS in October 2018 serving as Finance Manager. Prior to that, Mrs Bekkelund served as an auditor in EY for Shipping and Offshore clients and as a consultant for 8 years. Mrs Bekkelund is a Certified Public Accountant from BI Norwegian School of Management and holds a Master’s degree in Finance from University in Agder.

Randi Navdal Bekkelund joined Avance Gas AS in October 2018 serving as Finance Manager. Prior to that, Mrs Bekkelund served as an auditor in EY for Shipping and Offshore clients and as a consultant for 8 years. Mrs Bekkelund is a Certified Public Accountant from BI Norwegian School of Management and holds a Master’s degree in Finance from University in Agder.

Captain Kenneth Aasvang

Captain Kenneth Aasvang

Operations Manager

Captain Aasvang (born 1970) has held different positions in BW Gas prior to joining Avance Gas as Operation Manager in May 2011, including 14 years as senior officer on VLGCs whereof five years as Master. Captain Aasvang is responsible for day-to-day management of the fleet and the company’s deliveries of on-time flawless service.

Captain Aasvang (born 1970) has held different positions in BW Gas prior to joining Avance Gas as Operation Manager in May 2011, including 14 years as senior officer on VLGCs whereof five years as Master. Captain Aasvang is responsible for day-to-day management of the fleet and the company’s deliveries of on-time flawless service.

Martha Nord-Varhaug Boge

Martha Nord-Varhaug Boge

Senior Chartering Manager

Martha Nord-Varhaug Boge joined the chartering team in Avance Gas in March 2013. Martha holds a BSc in Maritime Business and Law from University of Plymouth. She has previously worked as bunker broker in Integrate Fuels (London/Oslo), LPG broker in Poten & Partners (London) and Shipping trainee in Statoil (Connecticut/Stavanger).

Martha Nord-Varhaug Boge joined the chartering team in Avance Gas in March 2013. Martha holds a BSc in Maritime Business and Law from University of Plymouth. She has previously worked as bunker broker in Integrate Fuels (London/Oslo), LPG broker in Poten & Partners (London) and Shipping trainee in Statoil (Connecticut/Stavanger).

Jannicke Eilertsen

Jannicke Eilertsen

Legal Counsel / Compliance Officer

Jannicke Eilertsen joined Avance Gas in 2020 as Legal Counsel / Compliance Officer. Ms Eilertsen holds a Master of Laws from the University of Oslo and studied maritime laws at the University of Southampton. Prior to joining Avance Gas, Ms Eilertsen worked at Advokatfirmaet Wiersholm as a Senior Associate in the Compliance and Investigations department. At Wiersholm, Ms Eilertsen worked with several privately and publicly owned companies on cross-border matters concerning anti-bribery and corruption, anti-money laundering and sanctions. Also, Ms Eilertsen has experience from Gard (UK) Ltd in London and from Rolls-Royce Marine AS.  

Jannicke Eilertsen joined Avance Gas in 2020 as Legal Counsel / Compliance Officer. Ms Eilertsen holds a Master of Laws from the University of Oslo and studied maritime laws at the University of Southampton. Prior to joining Avance Gas, Ms Eilertsen worked at Advokatfirmaet Wiersholm as a Senior Associate in the Compliance and Investigations department. At Wiersholm, Ms Eilertsen worked with several privately and publicly owned companies on cross-border matters concerning anti-bribery and corruption, anti-money laundering and sanctions. Also, Ms Eilertsen has experience from Gard (UK) Ltd in London and from Rolls-Royce Marine AS.