After less than 8 years as a shipbroker at RS Platou, Tor-Øyvind Bjørkli has been chosen to take over as CEO of platform supply vessel operator, Nordic American Offshore (NAO).
Tor-Øyvind will be working from out of the Oslo office on the same premises as Orion Tankers; the chartering department of Nordic American Tankers Limited (NAT). A subsidiary of Nordic American Tankers is the manager of the recently established Nordic American Offshore Ltd. (NAO), technical management of the company’s six Ulstein-designed PSVs is handled by Remøy Shipping AS.
Tor-Øyvind graduated from Vestfold University College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering in 1992. He completed the Royal Norwegian Naval Officer Training School in 1993 and his Master of Science degree at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in 1999.
Tor-Øyvind, born and raised in Bodo, Norway, started his working career in the Royal Norwegian Navy as an Officer onboard the Coastguard vessel “KV Andenes”. He has the last 8 years been a Partner with RS Platou ASA’s Offshore S&P/Newbuilding division. Before joining RS Platou ASA, a major international offshore and shipbroking firm, Tor-Øyvind held the position as a Surveyor with the classification society, Det Norske Veritas’ (DNV GL) in the Miami office.
Herbjorn Hansson, the Executive Chairman of NAO, commented: “With Tor-Øyvind as the CEO of Nordic American Offshore, we are confident that NAO will be developed into an important player in the offshore industry.” Herbjorn Hansson will remain Chairman & CEO of Nordic American Tankers which will be operated as in the past.