Resoptima Appoints New Board Members

Oslo – Resoptima AS today announced that Mr. Peter Mellbye, former Executive Vice President of Development & Production of Statoil ASA, and Benjamin Sommer, Managing Partner in Lean Venture AS, have been appointed to its board of Directors.

«We are pleased to add two new directors who bring exceptional experience and expertise to our board», said Tore Felix Munck, Managing Director of Resoptima. «They bring unique backgrounds in business development and understanding technology and energy markets. This will add valuable perspectives to our board and management team as we continue the positive development and growth of the company».

peter-portrettPeter Mellbye, former Executive Vice President of Development & Production of Statoil ASA

Mr. Mellbye served in leadership positions at Statoil ASA for 30 years. He most recently served as its Executive Vice President of Development & Production, International. Prior to joining Statoil, Mr. Mellbye worked for the Norwegian Trade Council and the Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry.

He currently serves as Chairman of the board of Directors for Halfwave AS, and is on the board of Directors of FMC Technologies, Qinterra Technologies and Competentia. Mr. Mellbye has a master’s degree from the University of Oslo and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Bergen.

benjamin-portrettBenjamin Sommer, Managing Partner in Lean Venture AS

Mr. Sommer has been the Managing Partner of Lean Venture AS since 2012. He has been a private investor since 2005 and has co-founded several companies. Mr. Sommer has considerable experience from the development of IT and technology companies.

He currently serves as board member of CAMO Software and Chairman of the board of Directors of Checkd AS. Mr. Sommer holds an MBA in Internationalization from the University of Agder and executive education from Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.

The appointment of Peter Mellbye and Benjamin Sommer increases the total number of Resoptima directors to 6, 5 of which are outside directors.

About Resoptima

Resoptima is a technology company developing advanced software solutions to improve reservoir modelling and production forecasts. We deliver solutions that allow the operators to understand the uncertainty and risk in their reservoirs, and use this knowledge to increase production and reduce reservoir management costs throughout the field’s life cycle.