Mr. Thorkildsen joined Hitecvision in 2013 from the position Chief Executive Officer of Seadrill. During his tenure, Seadrill grew to be the world’s largest driller by market capitalisation and enterprise value. Mr. Thorkildsen joined Seadrill in 2006 as CFO. Prior to this, he was the CFO of Smedvig ASA, a leading Norwegian drilling company, which was acquired by Seadrill in 2006.
Mr. Thorkildsen started his career in 1980 in Larsen and Hagen Shipping and worked thereafter for 20 years in numerous senior positions at Shell. Mr. Thorkildsen has a degree in business from Handelsakademiet in Norway and an MBA from Arizona State University.