Karl Erik Kjelstad has been appointed executive vice president and member of the executive management team at Aker Solutions. Kjelstad will lead the development of the strategic initiative related to oilfield services and the company's fleet of marine vessels. Kjelstad will report directly to the CEO, and will work with Aker Oilfield Services and marine partner DOF to realize the potential of recent investments.
Kjelstad, formerly Senior Partner & President, Maritime Technologies of Aker ASA, has been with the Aker group since 1998. He was President & CEO of Aker Yards ASA from January 2003-June 2007 and currently serves as Chairman of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA, Aker Oilfield Services Ltd, and Aker DOF Deepwater. He will take up his new position at Aker Solutions by the end of the third quarter this year.