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KADME AS Appoints New Board Members

KADME's new board members, Knut Korsell and John Redfern
KADME's new board members, Knut Korsell and John Redfern
KADME, a leading provider of information management software and services to the oil and gas industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Knut Korsell and Mr. John Redfern to its Board of Directors. 2015-03-30 10:01:19
The new board members bring industry experience in oil and gas and technical knowledge of data management. “We are delighted to welcome Knut and John to KADME’s board. Their leadership and deep expertise will help guide us through the next phase of growth,” said Kjell-Arne Bjerkhaug, Managing Director and KADME’s outgoing Board Member.

Mr. Korsell is an independent advisor and sits on the board of Meeting Point AS. He holds a MSc in Theoretical Physics/Chemistry from University of Oslo, and has contributed to a number of scientific papers at IBM R&D, Statoil, and Silicon Graphics. For more than 15 years, Mr. Korsell worked internationally in both technical and executive positions with IBM, PGS, Schlumberger, and recently CGI. He has been the responsible executive for multinational projects with large oil and gas companies.
As the incoming Chairman of the Board, Mr. Korsell will seek to drive further growth for the company. "KADME is in a compelling position with their novel search technologies and large scale data management projects,” he said. “They are well positioned for further growth given that KADME’s solutions will support oil and gas companies in this challenging environment."

New KADME Board Member, John Redfern, brings a wealth of data management and oil and gas expertise to KADME. John’s oil industry experience spans the upstream and downstream, in both oil and service companies, culminating in his role as the Director of Operations and Trading at Amerada Hess. John’s data management experience has similarly been gathered across a number of verticals, from electronics at Partminer, to retail at LocalGravity. Many of his initiatives involve aspects of both oil and data such as CDA Limited, which is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary (Founder & President); QC Data, which represented a very successful turnaround (President); and IHS Energy (President). He is personally brokering the sale of at least a half-dozen energy data companies.

“It’s a pleasure to finally join the KADME team,” Mr. Redfern said. “I’ve been following the company since 2006 and remain impressed with their vision for what energy- centric search and data management should be. Despite current industry turmoil, given current technical trends, I expect KADME to continue to outperform.” He holds an Engineering Physics Degree, English and French Law Degrees and a MBA from INSEAD, and is currently based in Shenzhen, China.
Longtime Board Member Ms. Synnøve Vea joins Mr. Bjerkhaug in stepping down from the KADME board. Founder and Director of Business Development Gianluca Monachese extended his gratitude, saying, “Our thanks go out to Kjell-Arne and Synnøve for their outstanding work on the KADME board. We would not be where we are today without their exceptional talents and service to the firm.” Mr. Bjerkhaug continues as Managing Director.
Current KADME Board Members include Gianluca Monachese, Founder of KADME and Director of Business Development, and Vasily Borisov, Managing Director of Search Centric LLC and Director of Technology at KADME.

KADME is a leading provider of information management software and services to the Oil And Gas industry. WhereoilTM is a software platform that allows people and systems across the organization to expose and extract value through easy-to-use applications that use information residing in multiple data sources, structured and un-structured, both inside and outside the organization. KADME’s vision is to be the most innovative provider of information management solutions to the oil and gas industry.

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