Bernd graduated from the Technical University in Clausthal-Zellerfeld (Germany) in 1980 and holds a Diploma in Petroleum Engineering. The same year he joined Wintershall as a Drilling Engineer. Since then he has worked in various positions at the Kassel headquarters in Germany and the firm’s other international locations.
He has 16 years’ international experience as operations manager in Libya, Germany and the Dutch North Sea. During this time he has been responsible for all operational activities and numerous field development projects. Before being appointed managing director of Wintershall Norge in October 2010, Bernd ran the operation in Germany in a similar position as general manager.
Janne holds an MSc degree in Offshore Technology - specialisation within Environmental Technology from University of Stavanger (UiS). Over the last 14 years she has held various managerial positions within HSE in the oil and gas sector.
Before joining Wintershall Norge, she had HSE and HSEQ management positions in Maersk Drilling; she was supervision coordinator in PSA for mobile facilities and drilling contractors, and project team Leader for PSA`s project Chemical working environment in offshore petroleum activities. Janne has experience in general HSE, occupational health & safety, chemical risk management, quality assurance and regulatory development, audits and supervision activities.
Roland graduated from Göttingen University in 1994. After two years in the retail business in Germany, he joined Wintershall’s Libya operation as a financial accountant. In 2000 he headed back to Germany to Wintershall’s Kassel headquarters where, amongst other things, he set up the finance department in the company’s new Qatar Opco.
Three years later, in 2003, he became accounting manager in the Dutch subsidiary, WINZ before heading back to Libya for a second spell to become finance manager in 2007. By 2010 he had transferred to Wintershall’s parent, BASF, from where the group’s annual and quarterly financial reports were one of his responsibilities.
In 2013 Roland joined Wintershall Norge in Stavanger and is now head of Finance and Information Management.