took a degree in civil engineering from the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH) in 1996 and qualified as a Financial Analyst from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in 2004. She holds longstanding experience as a financial analyst and consultant. For the past nine years she has worked as a professional board member, with positions on a number of boards of directors, and has acquired considerable insights into the oil service industry. She is a member of the Boards of Directors of Norwegian Property ASA, Awilco Drilling Ltd and Awilco LNG ASA, among others. Syrrist is independent of the majority shareholder Eidesvik Invest AS.