Songa Appoints New CFO

Norwegian rig operator Songa Offshore announced Monday that it has appointed executive vice president Jan Rune Steinsland as its new chief financial operator. Steinsland takes over as CFO immediately after Songa's previous CFO, Geir Karlsen, announced his resignation.

Songa said that Steinsland has significant international industry experience and strong track record in executive positions, including holding the position of CFO at Ocean Rig – when the firm achieved its initial public offering and listing on Nasdaq.

Songa CEO Bjørnar Iversen commented in a company statement:

"Since joining Songa in April of this year Jan Rune has contributed greatly to the strengthening of our financial control and reporting structures. Jan Rune commands a great deal of respect in our industry and I am extremely pleased to have someone with his knowledge, experience and strength in this role."

The latest appointment comes just three weeks after Songa reported that ex-Transocean executive Mark Bessell would take over as its new chief operator officer.

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