Top Management Change in Eidesvik Offshore ASA

After more than 16 years as CEO and President of Eidesvik Offshore ASA (“Eidesvik”) Jan Fredrik Meling will as planned retire from the position at the age of 65 effective December 31, 2021. The company’s CCO Gitte Gard Talmo is appointed to replace Meling as of January 1, 2022.

Meling has served as President & CEO since 2005.

Arne Austreid, Chairman of the Board said: “The Board deeply thanks Jan Fredrik Meling for his hard work and many contributions to Eidesvik. During his leadership the company has achieved operational excellence and built a reputation as a spearhead within the use of new green energy carriers in the shipping industry”.

After evaluating a range of external and internal candidates, the Board has appointed the company’s CCO Gitte Gard Talmo as Meling’s successor.

The newly appointed CEO said: “I appreciate the trust given by the Board of Directors. It will be a great honour to lead such a competent organisation and I look forward to contributing to the continued journey and success of the company. We will maintain a strong focus on green innovation, building a sustainable and profitable business as the preferred supplier of environmentally friendly offshore vessels”.

Talmo takes the position as CEO after 19 years in various management roles within the company. She has held the position as CCO since 2015.

CEO & President of Eidesvik, Jan Fredrik Meling said: “I am pleased to see that among many qualified candidates the Board found an internal candidate best suited for the position. I am proud of what we have achieved during the last 16 years, especially within sustainability. We have built a robust and competent organisation and I am very appreciative of Eidesvik, its vision, and not least its people”.

Arne Austreid, Chairman of the Board said: “The shipping industry is in the midst of a major transformation that we have only seen the start of. I am pleased that we have managed to secure Gitte Gard Talmo as CEO. Talmo’s specialist market expertise and extensive experience within the company makes her the ideal candidate to lead this transformation. In recent years Talmo and her team has secured an excellent market position for the Eidesvik fleet in addition to contributing to the launch of several world firsts within the use of new and green energy carriers”.

Bømlo, October 28, 2021

Chairman of the Board Arne Austreid (+47 900 773 34)
CEO Jan Fredrik Meling (+47 916 75 119)

This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.