Oslo

Herman W. Michelet​

CEO

Michelet has extensive experience within the finance, shipping and commodities space.

Michelet founded the maritime exchange Imarex (peak market capitalization of >200MUSD). Prior to Imarex, Michelet was with RS Platou Shipbroker for 13 years as partner and shipbroker.

Michelet has held/holds numerous roles within the industry, including Chairman of Commodity Holding AS; Chairman Nos clearing, board member of Fishpool ASA, Wadahl Høghfjells Hotell, Griffin Markets Group ltd.

Michelet have participated as early investor in several companies and was founder of the Forum Traffic Light concept.

Lars Christian Jacobsen

Head of analysis & strategies

During his years as an undergraduate, he specialized within the field of engineering, focusing on optimizing engine efficiency and fuel consumption using different programing tools.

At graduate level, Jacobsen shifted his scope to focus one business development and strategies. Graduate of University of Tulsa, USA, with B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering. Post-Graduate of the Technical University of Denmark, M. Sc. In industrial Engineering and Management. 

Ingrid H. Ødegård​

Office Manager​

Ingrid has been with Forum for more than 5 years and participated in all aspect of the business from corporate design to accounting and customer satisfaction.

Ingrid is a vital part of our company and important for clients as well as daily operation of the company.

Knut E. Hegg

Data analyst

Singapore

Fredrik M. Myklebust

Head of System operation & development

Fredrik is responsible for developing forecasting, system optimalization and infrastructure.

He is an engineer, specialized in developing data driven CFD models and holds a B.Eng (1:1) in Mechanical Engineering from University of Aberdeen.

Fredrik earned his master’s degree from the Technical University of Denmark where he focused his research on developing machine learning enhanced turbulence models. 

Sveits

Pia T. Heje

VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES

Pia has extensive experience from financial commodity markets. She started her career with Imarex in 2006 on the dry freight derivatives desk in Oslo, executing FFA`s and Fuel Oil swaps.

She continued her career with Pareto Securities on their Commodities desk in Oslo before moving to London and working for Freight Investor Services, focusing on Iron Ore and Steel futures.

After a couple of years in Singapore working with Pareto Project Finance she returned to Europe and is currently heading up Forum Market Services sales department in Zug, Switzerland.

Board

Bjørn Erik Noren

Chairman of the board

Noren has extensive experience from the oil and gas industry (Statoil ASA, Norsk Hydro ASA and INTSOK).

Noren has had numerous roles within business development (oil and gas fields), strategy (shipping and heavy oil) and contract negotiations. Within the legal field Noren has specialized within public procurement, construction and contract law, collective and individual law, tax law, as well as mortgage and bankruptcy law.

Noren is a graduate of the Norwegian School of Economics and holds also a Master of Laws from the University in Oslo.

Oddbjørn Lende

Board Member

Oddbjørn holds significant experience through his 33 years in Real Estate, Shipping and the IT-Industry, where he has served as COB of SuperOffice AS, as well as CEO and COB of Office line ASA.

Oddbjørn has for the last 20 years been running a portfolio of private investments, predominantly within Real Estate and Shipping, and has a vast experience as a Board member both in private and listed companies. 

Oddbjørn joined the Board in 2017 and has supported the transformation of the company from a brokerage firm to a SaaS provider. He brings his entrepreneurial, organizational, financial experience and network to support the growth and development of Forum Traffic Lights.

Jan Klingsholm

Board Member

Jan Klingsholm has extensive management experience from shipping and in particular the Dry Cargo market.

Born in Denmark, initially 13 years with A. P Moller, after which he moved to Norway, which then has been the workbase for the last 30 years. Have held numerous positions and roles within shipping, in particular the Thorvald Klaveness group and R.S. Platou but also as senior partner in the late Hong Kong based (dry bulk) operating group Transfield Shipping. Holds various non-executive roles and chairs incl as chairman of BlueKey in Denmark.

Shipping activities includes management consultancy in addition to engagement in own investments incl. real estate development.