Appointed to the board on 16 May 2015. Hans Aasnæs is an agricultural economist and certified financial analyst, and holds a higher degree from the Norwegian School of Economics. He is CEO of Western Bulk, and formerly Senior Vice President at Umoe Group and a director of several of the group’s subsidiaries. From 2005 to 2013, he served as CEO of Storebrand Asset Management. Before that, he held various positions at Storebrand in the period 1994–2005. Hans Aasnæs is a director of Statskog, Investinor, Nordic Trustee ASA and Gjensidige Investeringsrådgivning.