Executive Team Biographies
The PGS senior management team reports to President & CEO Rune Olav Pedersen
Rune O. Pedersen (1970)
President & CEO
Rune Olav joined PGS in October 2010 and became President and CEO in 2017. Previously, he combined the roles of PGS General Counsel and Head of Legal, with responsibility for communication, strategic customer relations, marketing, and corporate development. Prior to joining PGS, he served for four years as a partner in the law firm Arntzen de Besche, specializing in oil and gas, and before 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 served as a deputy judge at district court level, in Norway. He serves as a board member of E&P company, OKEA. Rune has a law degree from the University of Oslo, a post-graduate diploma in European competition law from Kings College London, and an Executive MBA from London Business School.
Gottfred joined the Company in November 2003 and was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer as of January 2004. Before joining PGS he was the chief financial officer of the information technology company Ementor ASA from 2000 to 2003; he was the senior vice president of finance and control at the offshore engineering and construction company Aker Maritime ASA from 1997 to 2000; and worked at Arthur Andersen Norway from 1991 to 1997. Gottfred was certified as a Norwegian state-authorized public accountant in 1993 and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration.
Nathan joined PGS in 1993 and was appointed EVP Sales and Marketing in January 2019, assuming responsibility for all commercial business areas in July 2020. 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, and has run 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 joined PGS in 2006 and assumed her current position in July 2020. She has served in various MultiClient sales management roles, including EVP New Ventures, 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., and prior to that, she spent 11 years with Norsk Hydro working within field development, exploration, and geophysical operations. Berit holds an MSc in Geophysics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
Rob joined PGS in 1998, becoming EVP Operations in January 2020. He has experience from all PGS business areas, including offshore, and has carried regional responsibility for projects and teams running acquisition and processing activities in Europe, Africa, and Asia Pacific. As SVP New Ventures (2018 – 2020) he was responsible for new MultiClient projects across all continents. Rob has been involved in framing our initiatives for reducing turnaround and future visioning. Rob holds a BSc in Geology and Geophysics from the University of Durham.
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