Sigurd Gaarder Lange


Mr. Lange joined the TECO Group of Companies in 2000 and became a partner in TECO Group from 2005. Lange has held various positions, such as CEO, CFO and board member, in TECO Group controlled companies. Among these several stock listed companies in Norway and Canada, such as Davie Shipyard Inc and Scanship Holding ASA (Vow ASA today). He also served as CFO and Director for a major Nordic importer and producer of alcoholic beverages in Norway, Sweden and Finland, CASK/Moestue. He has from 2018 held the position as TECO Group COO, and from July 2019 the position as Group CEO for the marine solution provider TECO Maritime Group AS. Mr. Lange holds a business degree from BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo.

Pia Meling

Board Member

Pia Meling joined the Company as member of the Board of Directors in early September 2020. Meling has broad management experience from the shipping and the maritime industry, both within chartering and commercial management of vessels at the dry bulk operator Klaveness. Furthermore, her experience includes positions as the General Manager of Nav/Com service provider Radio Holland, Marketing & Communications Manager for scrubber manufacturer Clean Marine and as Area Sales Director for Marine Products in Wilhelmsen Ships Service. Meling is currently the Vice President of Massterly, a Kongsberg and Wilhelmsen joint venture which started operations in 2018, offering services for the entire value chain for zero/low emission, autonomous ships; from vessel design and approval from relevant authorities, to control systems, logistics services, vessel operations, insurance and financing. She is also the President of WISTA (Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association) Norway, Board member of Westport AS, and a member of the Ocean portfolio board in The Research Council of Norway. Meling holds an MBA from the Norwegian School of Economics.

Birgit Liodden

Board Member

Birgit Marie Liodden joined the Company as member of the Board of Directors in early September 2020. For the past 15 years, Liodden has promoted the next generation, diversity, sustainability and the need for change across the maritime industry. Liodden is one of the most profiled young shipping female executives globally. She holds executive board roles in The Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue, The Factory, Greenstat and Bellona Foundation. She is the Founder & CEO of The Ocean Opprtunity Lab. Her maritime background involves five years in Wilh. Wilhelmsen head office, Project Manager Global Systems & Processes, 4.5 years as an entrepreneur working with Nor-Shipping, OECD, Wilh. Maritime and Sea Trucks Nigeria. This includes Director of Nor-Shipping, Founder & SG of YoungShip International, Director of Sustainability, Ocean Industries & Communication at Oslo Business Region, and Project Manager for Oslo European Green Capital’s cross-industry Business program. She has received plural awards & rankings for her leadership in Norway and abroad. In 2012 Liodden was awarded Shipping Name of The Year in Norway and she was a finalist for World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders in 2018.

Marit Kirkhusmo

Board Member

Kirkhusmo is a shipping, offshore and finance lawyer with approximately 25 years of experience from major law firms in Oslo and London in addition to management positions from the international shipping industry. She is Master of Law from the University of Oslo and currently partner in the Energy, Shipping and Offshore department in SANDS Law firm DA. She has many years of practice as General Counsel of a large international shipping group consisting of several stock listed companies which a diversified fleet and bulk vessels, chemical tankers, gas vessels and conducting ship supply services and technical management of vessels. Kirkhusmo has extensive experience as Board member from private and public companies, hereunder from the Board of Directors of GIEK – the Norwegian Export Credit Agency.

Herman Marcussen

Board Member

Herman Marcussen joined the Company as member of the Board of Directors in September 2020. Mr. Marcussen has more than 30 years experience in the shipping industry and is presently working with SeaLeague AS, where he is a partner and member of the board. Mr. Marcussen has a wide experience from shipping finance, secondhand and newbuilding transactions as well as corporate transactions. He has previously been a partner and board member with P.F.Bassoe AS / Pareto for several years. Furthermore, Mr. Marcussen has been a board member of Scanship ASA. Mr. Marcussen has a business degree from Oslo Business School / BI.


The executive management of TECO 2030 comprise of executive with good domain knowledge within their job functions and with senior management from across the industry. The executive management of TECO 2030 currently includes the following persons.

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