Martha K. Bakkevig has asked to be relieved from her position as CEO of DeepWell AS, effective October 10th 2016. Martha has served in this role since 2007 and her leadership has been instrumental for the strategic development of the company so far, and for the recent award of a major contract for Statoil on the NCS. “The award represents an important milestone for the company, and I am proud of what we have achieved. It also represents a shift from a strategic to a more operational phase that requires a different leadership” says Martha. She has therefore concluded that it is time for her to pursue other interests. She will still be part of the DeepWell team as a member of the Board of the Company.
We hereby thank Martha for her efforts and wish her all the best in her pursuit of new challenges!
Rolf Leknes has assumed the role as CEO, effective the same date. Rolf has served as chairman of the board since 2014. Rolf has more than 30 years experience from operative and administrational positions in oil service companies, including positions as CEO of Weatherford in Norway and Vice President for Weatherford’s North Sea region. He has also served as president of former Aker Solutions Well Intervention Services in Scandinavia and executive vice president in Aker Solutions for the Well Intervention Services (WIS) business area. “I am proud to become a part of the DeepWell team and look forward to working closely with both employees, customers and business partners” says Rolf. He also stresses the importance embedded in the stated values of the company.
Karmøy/Stavanger October 10 2016