Birgitte Ringstad Vartdal
Chief Executive Officer
Birgitte Ringstad Vartdal has served as CEO of Golden Ocean Management AS since April 2016. Ringstad Vartdal previous position was CFO in Golden Ocean Management AS, as position she held from June 2010. She has held several positions within the Torvald Klaveness Group, as VP Head of Commercial Controlling, Risk Manager and Financial Analyst. Before this she was Structuring Analyst in Hydro Energy. Birgitte Ringstad Vartdal holds the degree of Siv.Ing. (MSc) in Physics and Mathematics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and an MSc in Financial Mathematics from Heriot-Watt University, Scotland.
Chief Financial Officer
Per Heiberg has served as Chief Financial Officer of Golden Ocean Management AS since April 2016. Per Heiberg has been with the Company since July 2005, and his previous position was Vice President of Finance. Prior to joining Golden Ocean he served as Back Office Officer for Electrabel Nordic. Before that he hold several positions within Statkraft, as Controller and Market Analyst. Per Heiberg holds a Bachelors degree in administration and economics from the University College of Southeast Norway
Chief Commercial Officer
Thomas Semino has served as Chief Commercial Officer of Golden Ocean Shipping Co. Pte. Ltd. since November 2016. Prior to joining Golden Ocean Mr. Semino was Head of Dry Freight in Vitol S.A., and has previously been Managing Director of Ocean Freight in Bunge S.A., and also has background from Cargill S.A. and Coeclerici Spa. Mr. Semino has a law degree in Maritime Law from Universita' degli Studi di Genova.
Head of Global Operations
Tord Brath has served as Head of Global Operations of Golden Ocean since joining Golden Ocean October 2005. Prior to joining Golden Ocean he served as Deputy/Senior Operations Manager in D/S Norden AS. Before that he was a vessel operator within the AP Moller Group. He has a Nautical background and has sailed 4 years as Deck Officer with his Maritime education from NTNU Aalesund and holds a Deck Officer Certificate Class1, Sea Captain.