Nordic American Tankers (NAT) and Nordic American Offshore (NAO) has appointed Bjørn Giaever (50) as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
He is expected to join us later this year and as early as possible. Giaever joins NAT/NAO from the well reputed firm of Fearnley Securities AS with
main office in Oslo, Norway.
This is an investment bank with special focus on the maritime sectors, where he served as a director and partner in the Corporate Finance division.
Giaever has more than 20 years of experience in the shipping industry, holding key roles in corporate finance and equity research. In addition to having worked as investment banker towards the shipping & offshore industry for the past seven years, Giaever has served as a corporate advisor in the John Fredriksen group in London, top rated Senior Shipping Analyst in DNB Markets and partner in Inge Steensland AS, specializing in gas related maritime matters. Giaever holds
a BSc in business and economics.
The outgoing CFO, Turid M. Sorensen, is expected to join the NAT board later. She will be suggested
at the Annual General Meeting for that position later this year. We shall provide for a smooth transition between Mr. Giaever and Ms. Sorensen this autumn. She is expected to leave her administrative duties in NAT/NAO before the end of 2017.