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Golden Ocean Group Ltd (GOGL.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ola Lorentzon

67 2010 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Birgitte Ringstad Vartdal

40 2010 Chief Financial Officer - Golden Ocean Management AS

Georgina Sousa

67 2007 Company Secretary

Hans Aas

71 2008 Director

Kate Blankenship

52 2015 Director

John Fredriksen

72 2015 Director

Gert-Jan Van der Akker

55 2015 Director

Biographies

Name Description

Ola Lorentzon

Mr. Ola Lorentzon is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Golden Ocean Group Limited. He has been a director of the Company since September 18, 1996, Chairman since May 26, 2000 and Chief Executive Officer since May 5, 2010. Mr. Lorentzon is also a director of Erik Thun AB. Mr. Lorentzon was the Managing Director of Frontline Management AS, a subsidiary of Frontline, from April 2000 until September 2003.

Birgitte Ringstad Vartdal

Mrs. Birgitte Ringstad Vartdal serves as Chief Financial Officer of Golden Ocean Management AS since June 21, 2010. Mrs. Vartdal previous position was Vice President, Investments, in the Torvald Klaveness Group. She has held several positions within the Torvald Klaveness Group, as VP Head of Commercial Controlling, Risk Manager and Financial Analyst. Before this she was Structuring Analyst in Hydro Energy. Mrs. Vartdal is a director of Sevan Drilling ASA, a subsidiary of Seadrill Limited. Mrs. Birgitte Ringstad Vartdal holds the degree of Siv.Ing. (MSc) in Physics and Mathematics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and an MSc in Financial Mathematics from Heriot-Watt University, Scotland.

Georgina Sousa

Mrs. Georgina E. Sousa serves as Company Secretary of Golden Ocean Group Limited. She has served as Secretary of the Company since March 15, 2007 and has been employed by Frontline since February 2007. Prior to joining Frontline, Mrs. Sousa was Vice-President-Corporate Services of Consolidated Services Limited, a Bermuda management company having joined that 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.

Hans Aas

Mr. Hans Petter Aas serves as Director of Golden Ocean Group Limited. Mr. Aas has been a director of the Company since September 2008. Mr. Aas has been a director of Ship Finance International Limited since August 2008 and Chairman since January 2009. Mr. Aas has been a director of Golar LNG Limited since September 2008 and a director of Golar LNG Partners LP since March 2011. Mr. Aas is also a director of Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers AS, Gearbulk Holding Limited and the Norwegian Export Credit Guaranty Institute. Mr. Aas had 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 Bank ASA ("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 VestaInsurance and Nevi Finance.

Kate Blankenship

Mrs. Kate Blankenship has been appointed a Director of the Board following the completion of the Merger of Golden Ocean Group Limited. Mrs. Kate Blankenship was Chief Financial Officer, Secretary of Knightsbridge Tankers ltd. She was Chief Financial Officer of the Company from April 2000 to September 2007 and served as Secretary of the Company from December 2000 to March 2007. Mrs. Blankenship has been a director of the General Manager since March 2000. Mrs. Blankenship served as the Chief Accounting Officer and Secretary of Frontline between 1994 and October 2005. Mrs. Blankenship also serves as a director of Golar LNG Limited, Golar LNG Energy Limited, Ship Finance International Limited, Seadrill Limited, Seawell Limited, Golden Ocean Group Limited and Independent Tankers Corporation Limited. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

John Fredriksen

Mr. John Fredriksen has appointed a Director of the Board following the completion of the Merger of Golden Ocean Group Limited. Mr. Fredriksen has served as Chairman, President and a director of Seadrill Limited since 2005. Mr. Fredriksen has established trusts for the benefit of his immediate family which indirectly control Hemen. Mr. Fredriksen is Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Frontline. He has served also as a director of Frontline 2012 Ltd. since December 2011.

Gert-Jan Van der Akker

Mr. Gert-Jan Van der Akker was appointed a Director of the Board following the completion of the Merger of Golden Ocean Group Limited. Mr. Van der Akker is Senior Head of Region at Louis Dreyfus Commodities. Prior to joining Louis Dreyfus Commodities earlier this year, he had 27 years of experience at Cargill where his last position was a platform leader for the global energy, transportation and metals platform.