Executive Management

Rune O Pedersen

Rune O. Pedersen (1970)
President & CEO

Mr. Pedersen joined PGS in October 2010, initially as General Counsel and head of our legal team. His responsibilities were expanded in 2014 to include communication, strategic customer relations, and marketing, then further expanded to also encompass corporate development. Prior to joining PGS, Mr. Pedersen served for four years as a partner in the law firm Arntzen de Besche, specializing in oil and gas, and previous to that worked as an attorney and associate in the same firm. He started his career as a junior research fellow at the University of Oslo and has also served as a deputy judge in a District Court of Norway. Mr. Pedersen has a law degree from the University of Oslo, augmented by a post-graduate diploma in European competition law from Kings College London. He was awarded an MBA from London Business School.


Gottfred Langseth, SVP and CFOGottfred Langseth (1966) 
Executive Vice President and CFO

Mr. Langseth joined PGS in November 2003 and was named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in January 2004. Before joining PGS, he was the chief financial officer at the information technology company Ementor ASA, and the senior vice president for finance and control at the offshore construction company Aker Maritime ASA. He began his career with Arthur Andersen in Norway in 1991, qualifying as a Norwegian state authorized public accountant in 1993. Mr. Langseth holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration.


Sverre StrandenesSverre Strandenes (1956)
Executive Vice President Sales & Services

Mr. Strandenes joined PGS in 1995 and has very broad experience as a leader within the Company having served in key senior management roles in technology, research, data processing, marketing, sales, and general management. Prior to joining PGS, he was the manager of geosciences with Norsk Hydro Research Centre. Mr. Strandenes graduated with a Masters in Geophysics from the University of Bergen in 1981. Sverre Strandenes is currently chairman of the board of directors at NORSAR and a non-executive director of Azimuth Ltd.


Per Arild Reksnes EVP Operations & TechnologyPer Arild Reksnes (1957)
Executive Vice President Operations & Technology

Mr. Reksnes joined PGS in 2001 and has been a member of the executive management team since 2010 with spheres of responsibility including operations, new ventures, and marine contract. He has served as business unit president for Europe, Africa, Middle East and CIS, and held senior roles within technology, profiling and marketing, and separately technical marketing. Prior to his employment in PGS, he worked for Norsk Hydro for 16 years in a both geophysical and management positions, latterly as Chief Professional in Geophysics. Mr. Reksnes holds a Masters in Applied Geophysics from the University of Oslo, and Masters in Technology Management from MIT/NTH.


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