Bergens Rederiforening / CGG Eidesvik
Arnstein Øvsthus is the Director in the Board of Directors of Bergens Rederiforening, and represents them in the GMKH Board. He holds the position as General Manager for CGG Eidesvik Ship Management, a company responsible for maritime operations and ship management of seismic vessels. He has been with CGG Eidesvik since Jan 2012, and before that he was with GC Rieber Shipping since 1997, in the position as COO. From 1991-97 he worked with Nutec in the field of subsea operations. Arnstein is educated as a Naval Engineer at the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy in 1985 and thereafter spent service in the Royal Norw. Navy as Chief Eng on submarine and Techn Superintendent at the submarine yard. He also has 1 year Busn Adm & Finance from NHH and has done leadership training in the Navy as well as the AFF Solstrand Program.
Bjørn Kjærand Haugland
DNV GL Group
Bjørn Kjærand Haugland is Executive Vice President and the Chief Sustainability Officer in DNV GL Group. In his capacity as CSO for DNV GL group he oversees the groups sustainability performance and drives company-wide sustainability initiatives. Haugland has extensive experience assisting multinational companies in areas such as sustainability, climate change and innovation.
Haugland is board member in StormGeo, the University of Bergen, WWF, Germanischer Lloyd SE, Global Maritime Knowledge Hub and in SUSTAINIA. He is responsible for the Global Opportunity Report and the Global Opportunity Explorer, a joint initiative together with UN Global Compact and Sustainia.
Haugland started his career in DNV in 1991 and has held various management positions in Norway and abroad. He worked in Korea in the period 1995 to 1997. From 2004 to 2008 he was the Country Chair and responsible for DNV’s operation in Greater China.
Haugland has a M.Sc. in Naval Architecture – Marine Structures and Hydrodynamics – from The Norwegian Institute of Technology in Trondheim and he attended the “Strategic International Leadership” programme at International Institute for Management Development (IMD).
He is recognized in the global debate on sustainability and technology and he has his own blog on the Huffington Post and he is regularly writing articles for Recharge, Teknisk Ukeblad and Sysla Maritime and on DNV GL’s own blog sites.
Jørn is the project manager for MARKOM 2020, a national competence project concerning Norwegian maritime professional education. For over twenty years he has been an employee at Vestfold University College, VUC. Jørn holds a master degree in Innovation and Business development from NTNU, in addition to an engineering background. Up to recently he has managed the Norwegian partnership in an international maritime full time project called MARKIS, Maritime Competence and innovation Cooperation in Skagerak & Kattegat. He has also managed several maritime innovation and development projects at VUC, recently the well known «SimSam», a 360 degree screen maritime innovation platform. Jørn is also the founder of the new maritime conference: SMC, Scandinavian Maritime Conference, which had its debut Autumn 2012 in Vestfold.