BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Paal E. Johnsen
Paal E. Johnsen joined Akastor as Investment Director in May 2015. He came from a position in DNB Markets, and has extensive experience at management and board level in various companies in industry and finance, including Carnegie ASA and Alden AS. Paal has a track record and experience that will be a very valuable addition to Akastors’ management team, and he will play a critical role in developing the many opportunities seen in Akastors’ portfolio of investments going forward. Mr. Johnsen is a Norwegian citizen.
Eirik Thomassen joined Akastor in May 2018 from the lawfirm BAHR. Eirik has extensive experience in providing legal support to the Aker group of companies. In BAHR his work involved support to Aker BP and Aker Energy, and prior to this he held in-house legal positions in both Aker Solutions (2010-2011) and Kværner (2011-2015). Eirik holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of Oslo, and is a licensed lawyer and member of the Norwegian Bar Association.
Shoichiro Yamashita is a General Manager, Subsea Team, Offshore Project Division at Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (“MOL”). He started his career as an engineer for Nippon Steel Corporation in 2000 then joined MOL in 2006 for business development and commercial positions. He has experience in LNG transportation and offshore projects. Mr. Yamashita is a Japanese citizen.
Shigeaki Ihara is a General Manager, Fifth Dept. Division III (South America), Infrastructure Projects Business Unit at Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (“Mitsui”). He started his career at Mitsui in 1997. He has experience in infrastructure projects related to power generation and offshore oil & gas production. Mr. Ihara is a Japanese citizen.