Mr. Martinus Brandal (born 1960), has been President & CEO of Aker KvAi??rner ASA since July 2006. Prior to this, Mr. Brandal was Executive Vice President (EVP) in charge of operations, strategy and business development of Aker ASA. He joined the Aker group in July 2004. In the period from 1985 to 2004, Mr. Brandal held various management positions in the ABB Group at its headquarters in Zurich, including Group Senior Vice President and Head of Business Area Process Automation. He has also held board positions in several of the Aker companies, including Aker Kvaerner, Aker Yards and Aker Seafoods. Mr. Brandal holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Oslo University College. As of 15 February 2007, Mr. Brandal holds 7 500 shares in the company, and has no stock options. Mr. Brandal is a Norwegian citizen.