The boards main responsibility areas are; -Recruit,supervise, retain,evaluate and compensate the manager. -Provide direction for the organization. -Establish a policy based governance system. -Govern the organization and the relationship with the CEO. -Fiduciary duty to protect the organization's assets and member's investment. -Monitor and control function.
Term of Office: Chairman of Board of Ocean Hub AS (12.04.2012 – 18.05-2016) and Director of the Board of Directors since 18.05.2016.
President since 08.03.2013.
Skarsgård has followed Ocean Hub As since early 2013, first as a strategic advisor for the Executive Management as a member of the Advisory Board (from 28.10.2013 - 26.06.2015), and now operating as Director in the Board of Directors.
Skarsgård has previously been a Business Developer for Connect Norway (2009-2015), focusing on innovations in global technology and service companies at the brink of takeoff. Among other projects Skarsgård was working with the Connect Springboards for entrepreneurial companies, creating value through the cooperation with many of Connect's main partners and industry networks.
During the last five years, Skarsgård has been a member of the Maritime Forum's Innovation Committee. In 2012, Skarsgård was part of the Tech Review and Nomination Team with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's SLAB grant program. In 2013, Skarsgård also produced and moderated the Nor-Shipping Venture Forum, a first for venture captech companies within the Maritime and Offshore Industries.
For more than 12 years, Skarsgård has been a serial entrepreneur launching six start-ups, four MBOs, seven private placements and three IPOs as the Chairman and shareholder of these ventures.
Formerly, he has been the CEO of Raufoss ASA, Automotive & Defense Group; the Managing Director of Alcatel Telecom Norway and the Global CMO for Nycomed, now GE Health Imaging. Skarsgård has also been a business strategist with Ericsson for seven years in the US.
Skarsgård is a business economist (Siv.øk) and holds an MBA from Arizona State University (1976), US.
Skarsgård is a Norwegian citizen and he lives in Oslo, Norway.