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Marianne ØklandDirector

Marianne Økland

Marianne Økland has served on the Company’s Board of Directors since April 2013. She is also an independent director on the Professional Welsh Rugby Board responsible for the Welsh national teams and the four professional regional teams. Between January 2019 and June 2021, Ms. Økland served as a non-executive director and Chair of the Audit Committee at Hermitage Offshore Services Ltd. Between 2010 and 2019, she held various non-executive director positions at IDFC Limited, IDFC Alternatives (India), Islandsbanki (Iceland), the National Bank of Greece and NLB (Slovenia). She was also a member of the Audit Committee of the National Bank of Greece, and the Chair of the Audit Committee of each of IDFC Limited and NLB (Slovenia). In addition, Ms. Økland served as Managing Director of Avista Partners, a London based consultancy company that provides advisory services and raises capital, from 2009 to 2018. Between 1993 and 2008, she held various investment banking positions at JP Morgan Chase & Co. and UBS where she focused on debt capital raising and structuring. Ms. Økland has led many transactions for large Nordic banks and insurance companies, and worked on some of the most significant mergers and acquisitions in these sectors. Between 1988 and 1993, she headed European operations of Marsoft, a Boston, Oslo and London based consulting firm that advises banks and large shipping, oil and raw material companies on shipping strategies and investments. Ms. Økland holds a M.Sc. degree in Finance and Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration where she also worked as a researcher and taught mathematics and statistics.