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.

Sven Stakkestad
Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Sven Stakkestad has been Deputy Managing Director since 2006. His first relation with Solstad goes back to 1981 as financial adviser.

Finance, organization and administration has been his main responsibilities within Solstad Offshore including debt financing, listing of the company on Oslo Stock Exchange (in 1997), establishing of branch offices in Aberdeen and Brazil, and acting as Managing Director for the Singapore activity for a period.

Sven Stakkestad holds a Master of Commerce from NHH, Bergen, Norway.

Anders Hall Jomaas
Cheif Financial Officer

Anders Hall Jomaas is the Chief Financial Officer at Solstad and held the same title from 2010 in Deep Sea Supply until the merger.

He started his career with Deep Sea Supply in 2007 as a Finance Manager.

In 2002 he graduated with a Masters degree within Industrial Economics from NTNU. 

Tor Inge Dale
Chief Operation 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 the position as Operations Department Manager and was from 2014 Project Manager for the development and implementation of a new corporate Business Collaboration System. In 2015 he started in a newly established role as Chief Operating 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.

Hans Knut Skår
Executive Vice President Subsea Construction

Hans Knut Skår is the Executive Vice President for the Subsea and Renewable 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.