Executive Management

Rune O Pedersen

Rune O. Pedersen (1970)
President & CEO

Rune joined PGS in October 2010 and became President and CEO in 2017. His previous responsibilities at PGS combined the role of General Counsel and head of our legal team, with leading the communication, strategic customer relations, marketing, and corporate development functions. Prior to joining PGS, Rune served for four years as a partner in the law firm Arntzen de Besche, specializing in oil and gas, and before that he 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 served as a deputy judge in a District Court of Norway. Rune has a law degree from the University of Oslo, a post-graduate diploma in European competition law from Kings College London, and an MBA from London Business School.

 

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

Gottfred 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. Gottfred holds an MBA from the Norwegian School of Economics.

 

Nathan Oliver, EVP Sales & MarketingNathan Oliver (1966) 
Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing

Nathan joined PGS in 1993 and was named EVP Sales and Marketing in January 2019. He has served PGS globally in various locations, managing international teams in London, Houston, Singapore and KL, with regional responsibilities for Europe, West Africa, North and South America, and Asia Pacific, running a range of PGS activities from advanced imaging to MultiClient. Prior to joining PGS he worked at Digicon Geophysical. Nathan holds an MSc Geoscience from the University of Sheffield, and a BSc in Geology from Kingston University.

 

Berit Osnes EVP New Ventures & Strategic ProjectsBerit Osnes (1964)
Executive Vice President New Ventures

Berit joined PGS in 2006 and assumed her current position in January 2019. She has served in various MultiClient sales management roles, including Vice President Geophysics Europe, Africa and Middle East, Vice President MultiClient Europe, Senior Vice President MultiClient, and SVP Strategic Projects. She was also an employee-elected member of the PGS Board of Directors in 2015 and 2016. Before joining PGS she held technical management positions with Geoteam AS and Veritas DGC Ltd. Prior to this, she spent 11 years with Norsk Hydro working within field development, exploration and geophysical operations. Berit holds an MSc Geophysics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

 

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

Per Arild Reksnes joined PGS in 2001 and assumed his current position in 2018. Per Arild 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 both geophysical and management positions. Per Arild holds an M.Sc. Applied Geophysics from the University of Oslo, and an MSc. Technology Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology / NTNU.

 

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