Tore Sjursen will assume the role of executive vice president for operational improvement and risk management at Aker Solutions on April 1. Knut Sandvik will, at the same time, replace Sjursen as head of the company's maintenance, modifications, and operations (MMO) business.
Sjursen will be based in Oslo, Norway, and will be responsible for the corporate center functions Enterprise Risk Management; Tendering and Corporate Risk Committee; Health, Safety and Environment; Quality; and Performance and Operational Audit. He will also be responsible for developing and coordinating companywide improvement agendas, monitoring business area improvement initiatives, and reporting on progress to the board of directors.
Sjursen, who has headed the MMO business since October 2010, has been with Aker Solutions for 28 years. Sandvik comes from the position as senior vice president for major subsea projects. He has more than 25 years of experience from the offshore industry, including several years in engineering, procurement, and construction project management, as well as design and concept development. Sandvik will be based in Stavanger, Norway.