Management

The executive management team has extensive experience including from leading positions of key companies in the petroleum sector. Members of the executive management team have been involved with the development and operation of gas transportation systems on the NCS for more than 30 years.

Birte Norheim – CEO
Birte Norheim holds a Master of Finance from Queensland University of Technology (Australia) and has more than 10 years’ experience from the oil and gas industry. Before joining Njord Gas Infrastructure, she was Vice President, Finance at Sevan Marine ASA where she was responsible for investor relations and financial reporting. Birte also has experience as Chief Accountant and Finance Analyst at MI-Swaco in Norway and Houston respectively, and as Accountant at Laerdal Medical AS.

Jarle Joa – Finance Director
Jarle Joa holds a Master of Business and Economics from BI Norwegian School of Economics and is a State Authorized Public Accountant from Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH, Bergen). Before joining Njord Gas Infrastructure, he was Principal Business Developer in Exploration in Statoil where he worked as Project Leader on several asset deals on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Jarle also has several years’ experience from EY both as Auditor and as Manager in Transaction Advisory Services.

Arnulf Østensen – Technical & HSE Director
Arnulf has nearly 40 years’ experience in the Norwegian gas sector. Before joining Njord Gas Infrastructure, he was Executive Vice President, Technical Operations at Gassco (the operator of Gassled). Prior to his position at Gassco, Arnulf held various positions within Statoil ASA, Phillips Petroleum and Det Norske Veritas. While at Gassco, Arnulf served as the Chairman of the Gassled Management Committee.