People: Ship Finance International Ltd (SFL)

SFL on New York Consolidated

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5 Feb 2016
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Hans Aas

69 2009 Chairman of the Board

Ole Hjertaker

46 2011 Chief Executive Officer of Ship Finance Management AS

Harald Gurvin

38 2012 Chief Financial Officer for Ship Finance Management AS

Bert Bekker

75 2015 Director

Paul Leand

48 2003 Director

Georgina Sousa

65 2015 Director

Harald Thorstein

35 2011 Director

Kate Blankenship

50 2005 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Hans Aas

Mr. Hans Petter Aas is the Chairman of the Board of Ship Finance International Ltd. He has served on the Audit Committee since 2010. Mr. Aas has a long career as banker in the international shipping and offshore market, and retired from his position as Global Head of the Shipping, Offshore and Logistics Division of DnB NOR in August 2008. He joined DnB NOR (then Bergen Bank) in 1989, and has previously worked for the Petroleum Division of the Norwegian Ministry of Industry and the Ministry of Energy, as well as for Vesta Insurance and Nevi Finance. Mr. Aas is also a director of Golar LNG Limited, Knightsbridge Tankers Ltd., Knutsen Offshore Tankers ASA, JO Tankers, and Gearbulk Holding Limited.

Ole Hjertaker

Mr. Ole B. Hjertaker serves as Chief Executive Officer of Ship Finance Management AS, a subsidiary of Ship Finance International Ltd. Prior to which he served as Chief Financial Officer from September 2006. Mr Hjertaker also served Ship Finance Management AS as Interim Chief Financial Officer between July 2009 and January 2011. Prior to joining Ship Finance, Mr. Hjertaker was employed in the Corporate Finance division of DnB NOR Markets, a shipping and offshore bank. Mr. Hjertaker has corporate and investment banking experience, mainly within the maritime/transportation industries.

Harald Gurvin

Mr. Harald Gurvin serves as Chief Financial Officer of Ship Finance Management AS, a subsidiary of Ship Finance International Ltd. Prior to which he served as Senior Vice President from August 2008. Before joining Ship Finance in July 2006, Mr. Gurvin spent seven years with the global shipping group of Fortis Bank, specializing in shipping and offshore finance. Mr. Gurvin has an MSc in Shipping, Trade and Finance from the CASS Business School in London and an MSc in Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Bert Bekker

Mr. Bert M. Bekker has been Director of SHIP FINANCE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED since May 2015. Mr. Bekker has been in the heavy marine transport industry since 1978 when he co-founded Dock Express Shipping Rotterdam, the predecessor of Dockwise Transport. He retired from his position as CEO of Dockwise Transport B.V. in May 2003. Mr. Bekker served as CEO of Cableship Contractors N.V. Curacao from March 2001 until June 2006. In May 2006, Mr. Bekker was appointed Executive Advisor Heavy Lift of Frontline Management AS, an affiliate of Frontline, and in January 2007, he was appointed CEO of Sealift Management B.V. He held that position until its merger with Dockwise Ltd in May 2007. He served as a director of Dockwise Ltd. from June 2007 until December 2009. Mr. Bekker currently serves as a director of Wilh. Wilhelmsen Netherlands B.V., part of the Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA Group, Seadrill Limited and Seadrill Partners LLC.

Paul Leand

Mr. Paul Leand, Jr., serves as Director of Ship Finance International Ltd. Mr. Leand is the Chief Executive Officer and Director of AMA Capital Partners LLC, or AMA, an investment bank specializing in the maritime industry. From 1989 to 1998 Mr. Leand served at the First National Bank of Maryland where he managed the Bank's Railroad Division and its International Maritime Division. He has worked in the U.S. capital markets in connection with AMA's restructuring and mergers and acquisitions practices. Mr. Leand serves as a member of American Marine Credit LLC's Credit Committee and served as a member of the Investment Committee of AMA Shipping Fund I, a private equity fund formed and managed by AMA.

Georgina Sousa

Mrs. Georgina E. Sousa has been Director of SHIP FINANCE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED since May 2015. Mrs. Sousa has served as company secretary since December 1, 2006. She is a director and the Head of Corporate Administration for Frontline Ltd., and also a director of Frontline 2012 Ltd., and North Atlantic Drilling Ltd. Until January 2007, she was Vice President, Corporate Services of Consolidated Services Limited, a Bermuda Management Company, having joined the firm in 1993 as Manager of Corporate Administration. From 1976 to 1982 she was employed by the Bermuda law firm of Appleby, Spurling & Kempe as a Company Secretary and from 1982 to 1993 she was employed by the Bermuda law firm of Cox & Wilkinson as Senior Company Secretary.

Harald Thorstein

Mr. Harald Thorstein serves as Director of Ship Finance International Ltd. Mr. Thorstein is currently employed by Frontline Corporate Services in London, prior to which he was employed in the Corporate Finance division of DnB NOR Markets, specializing in the offshore and shipping sectors. Mr. Thorstein has an MSc in Industrial Economics and Technology Management from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Kate Blankenship

Ms. Kate Blankenship is an Independent Director of Ship Finance International Ltd. Ms. Blankenship served as the Company's Chief Accounting Officer and Company Secretary from October 2003 to October 2005. Ms. Blankenship has been a director of Frontline since August 2003, a director of Golar LNG Limited since July 2003, a director of Golden Ocean since October 2004, a director of Seadrill since May 2005, a director of Archer Limited (previously Seawell Limited) since August 2007 and a director of Independent Tankers Corporation Limited since February 2008. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
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