Executive Management


Stig Remøy

Chief Executive Officer

Established Olympic Shipping AS in 1996 together with Bjørn Kvalsund. He is the major shareholder and chairman of the board for Olympic Ship AS and CEO of Olympic Shipping AS. Stig is a Master Mariner, graduated from Kristiansand Maritime College and has 15 years of experience as Master on fishing and offshore vessels. Stig has also held board positions with a regional bank and other regional and national enterprises. Ernst and Young awarded him national Entrepreneur of the Year in 2002.


Bjørn Kvalsund

Chief Operational Officer

Master Mariner with additional Business & Administration degree from the University of Agder in Kristiansand. Educated Engineer from Gothenburg Technical Institute. 10 years on merchant vessels and operation manager with Wilh. Wilhelmsen in Oslo and Saudi Arabia. He has background as Offshore broker with Westshore Brokers and from leading management position with Sævik Supply. Established Olympic Shipping together with Stig Remøy in 1996.


John Arne Winsnes

Chief Financial Officer

Educated Dipl. Kaufmann/Siv.øk from University of Mannheim and Electronics engineering from the Norwegian Army. Background as CEO of SpareBank 1 Søre Sunnmøre (4y), Financial Manager in Aker Yards ASA (5y) and ABB Financial Services and GE Capital (6y) within structured finance.


Runar Stave

Chief Technical Officer

Educated Engineer and Chief Engineer. Sailed as Chief engineer for 5 years. Employed at Voldnes Shipyard for 3 years. Has been with Olympic Shipping AS since 1996 as Head of Technical Department.



Vegard Knardal

Chief HR & Quality Officer

MSc NTNU. 4 years as purchaser at Trico Supply and Kleven Yard. Has been with Olympic Shipping AS since 2004 as Head of QHSE and Crewing, and as Head of QHSE since 2009.