Management team

Lars Peder Solstad

Chief Executive Officer

Lars Peder is educated Master Mariner and has an extensive background from the maritime industry. He began his Solstad career in 1989, working onboard several of the company’s vessels. In 1996 he started onshore, in the chartering department and became Managing Director of the management company Solstad Shipping in 1999. Since 2002 he has been CEO of the main company Solstad Offshore ASA.

In 2014-2016 he served as President of the Norwegian Shipowners Association.

Lars Peder Solstad is son of the founder Johannes Solstad that started the Company in 1964.

Kjetil Ramstad

Chief Financial Officer

Kjetil Ramstad joined Solstad in 2018 as Finance Director and became the CFO in 2020.

Prior to joining Solstad Kjetil was with DeepOcean Group for more than ten years in various senior finance positions including being the Group CFO.   

Kjetil has 15 years of experience from the global Oil and Gas offshore industry and has a Bachelor’s degree from BI and Drake University.   

Hans Knut Skår

Executive Vice President Subsea and Renewable Energy

Hans Knut Skår is the Executive Vice President for the Subsea and Renewable Energy segment in Solstad. He started his career in Solstad in 2001 as Charterer and has also held the position as Chartering Manager and Director for Chartering & Operations. In May 2015 he was promoted to Chief Commercial Officer, which held until the day of the merger with Farstad Shipping and Deep Sea Supply.

Prior to joining Solstad he was a shipbroker with Hagland and an engineer with UMOE industries. 

Kenneth Lande

Executive Vice President Global AHTS and PSV

Kenneth Lande joined Solstad Offshore in 2009 as Operations Supervisor. Since then he has held different positions as Chartering & Operations Manager, Operations Director and Renewables Director.

He is educated Master Mariner and have 34 years’ experience from offshore shipping within PSV/AHTS/CSV, in different offshore and onshore positions. 

Tor Johan Tveit

Chief Operating Officer

Tor Johan Tveit is Chief Operating Officer (COO) in the Company. He has worked majority of his career in Solstad and has a Master Mariner education.

With an extensive maritime and operational background he has held several management positions in Norway and Asia Pacific. Prior to taking over the COO role in 2021 Tor Johan held the position as Operations Director for the Global AHTS/PSV fleet.

Tor Inge Dale

Chief Sustainability Officer

Tor Inge Dale started his career in Solstad in 2008 as Environment and Development Engineer and was a keyperson in the development of Solstad Green Operations. From 2011 he held various operational and project management positions till 2015 when he started as Chief Operating Officer. In April 2021 he started in a newly established role as Chief Sustainability Officer in Solstad.

Prior to joining Solstad he held various positions including engineering, project management and R&D work over a period of 12 years in the oil & gas industry.

Olaug Hillesland

Administration and Communication Director

Olaug Hillesland has held various positions in the company since 2009.

Prior to joining Solstad she worked with business analysis in the shipping industry.  

She graduated with a Master of Science in International Business Administration from Erasmus University in Rotterdam.

Eivind Kvilhaug

Vice President Finance

Eivind Kvilhaug is the Vice President Finance. He has held senior positions within finance since he joined the company in 2005 and was CFO for the company until the mergers in 2017.  

Before joining Solstad, Eivind Kvilhaug was with the shipping department in DNB Bank ASA

Eivind Kvilhaug holds a Master of Science in Shipping, Trade and Finance from City University London.