Kristian joined TGS in 2010 as Chief Financial Officer and became Chief Operating Officer in early 2015 before being appointed Chief Executive Officer in March 2016. Prior to joining TGS, Kristian was the Executive Vice President and CFO of EDB Business Partner in Oslo (now Evry). Mr. Johansen also has experience from executive and board positions in the construction, banking and oil industries. Mr. Johansen currently serves on the board of directors for the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) and is the Chairman of the International Association of Geophysical Contractors (IAGC). A native of Norway, Kristian earned his undergraduate and Master’s degrees in business administration from the University of New Mexico in 1998 and 1999.