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Ship Finance International Ltd (SFL.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Aksel Olesen

2019 Chief Financial Officer

Ole Hjertaker

51 2011 Chief Executive Officer - Ship Finance Management AS

Georgina Sousa

67 2016 Secretary

Bert Bekker

79 2015 Director

Keesjan Cordia

2018 Director

Harald Thorstein

38 2011 Director

Gary Vogel

52 2016 Director

Kate Blankenship

53 2005 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Aksel Olesen

Mr. Aksel C. Olesen has been appointed Chief Financial Officer at SHIP FINANCE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED effective as of January 1, 2019. Olesen has served in a range of senior roles in the shipping industry and capital markets. He will join Ship Finance from Pareto Securities, where he is currently Head of Shipping and Offshore Project Finance. During his 12-year tenure at Pareto Securities, Mr. Olesen has worked in various positions in the firm's investment banking division, including as Head of Investment Banking Asia in Singapore from 2011 to 2014. Mr. Olesen started his career working for the shipping company Kristian Jebsens Rederi as part of the legal and finance team. Mr. Olesen holds a Law Degree from the University of Bergen.

Ole Hjertaker

Mr. Ole B. Hjertaker serves as Chief Executive Officer - Ship Finance Management AS, a subsidiary of Ship Finance International Ltd. He has served Ship Finance Management AS as Chief Executive Officer since July 2009, prior to which he served as Chief Financial Officer from September 2006. Mr. Hjertaker also served Ship Finance Management AS as Interim Chief Financial Officer between July 2009 and January 2011. Prior to joining Ship Finance, Mr. Hjertaker was employed in the Corporate Finance division of DnB NOR Markets, a leading shipping and offshore bank. Mr. Hjertaker has extensive corporate and investment banking experience, mainly within the maritime/transportation industries. Mr. Hjertaker also serves as a director of NorAm Drilling Company AS, or NorAm Drilling.

Georgina Sousa

Ms. Georgina E. Sousa is Secretary of the Company. She has served as our Company Secretary since December 2006 and was a director of the Company from May 2015 until September 2016. She is currently a director, the Secretary and Head of Corporate Administration for Frontline Ltd., and a director and company secretary of Northern Drilling Ltd., Sevan Drilling Limited and FLEX LNG LTD. Ms. Sousa also serves as Secretary of Golden Ocean and NADL. Until January 2007, she was Vice-President-Corporate Services of Consolidated Services Limited, a Bermuda Management Company, having joined the firm in 1993 as Manager of Corporate Administration. From 1976 to 1982 Mrs Sousa was employed by the Bermuda law firm of Appleby, Spurling & Kempe as company secretary and from 1982 to 1993 she was employed by the Bermuda law firm of Cox & Wilkinson as senior company secretary.

Bert Bekker

Mr. Bert M. Bekker serves as Director of the Company, since May 2015. Mr. Bekker has been in the heavy marine transport industry since 1978 when he co-founded Dock Express Shipping Rotterdam, the predecessor of Dockwise Transport. Mr. Bekker has served as a director of Wilh. Wilhelmsen Netherlands B.V. from July 2003 until the end of 2014. Mr. Bekker has also been serving as a director of Seadrill Partners LLC since September 2012.

Keesjan Cordia

Harald Thorstein

Mr. Harald Thorstein serves as Director of Ship Finance International Ltd. Mr. Thorstein is currently employed by Seatankers Consultancy Services (UK) Limited (previously Frontline Corporate Services) in London, prior to which he was employed in the Corporate Finance division of DnB NOR Markets, specializing in the offshore and shipping sectors. Mr. Thorstein has an MSc in Industrial Economics and Technology Management from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Mr. Thorstein has served as a director of Seadrill Partners LLC since 2012, Seadrill since December 2017 and on the Board of Directors of Solstad Farstad since June 2017.

Gary Vogel

Mr. Gary S. Vogel serves as Director of Ship Finance International Limited. Mr Vogel is the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc, a U.S. listed owner and operator of dry bulk vessels. He has worked extensively both in the dry bulk market and private capital markets, and was previously the Chief Executive Officer of Clipper Group in Denmark.

Kate Blankenship

Mrs. Kate Blankenship is Independent Director of Ship Finance International Ltd. Mrs. Blankenship served as the Company's Chief Accounting Officer and Company Secretary from October 2003 to October 2005. Mrs. Blankenship has served as a director of Frontline since August 2003, Golar LNG Limited from July 2003 until September 2015, Golden Ocean since November 2004, Seadrill since May 2005, Archer Limited since August 2007, Golar LNG Partners LP from September 2007 until September 2015, Independent Tankers Corporation Limited since February 2008, NADL since February 2011, Seadrill Partners LLC since 2012 and Avance Gas Holdings Limited since October 2013. Mrs. Blankenship is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.