Leadership | AGS

Strong management

Each of AGS executives have decades long, proven industry experience and are professionally qualified with Masters in Business degrees, undergraduate degrees in the geosciences, electrical, mechanical and marine engineering.

Every staff member has developed their individual skills and in-depth knowledge through years spent working on seismic crews around the world. They have all experienced and understand what it means to work in remote, harsh and challenging environments. They have first hand knowledge about know how to be adaptable and creative in the face of adversity.

Lee Parker

President and CEO

Mr Parker is Co-founder of AGS. He is a highly qualified international executive with over 30 years of demonstrated leadership as an oilfield services executive. Reported to CEO managing a USD 400 million global oilfield services division. Mr Parker has operated as an officer in private equity mode with successful exit in 2006, subsequently operated as an officer of a US public company for six years until its privatization. Mr Parker has successfully expanded global markets, introduced new technology and achieved year-on-year international growth of more than 30% from 2006 to 2009.

Nils Haugestad


Mr. Haugestad joined the company in April 2020. Prior to this, he held the position as CFO of SeaBird Exploration Plc since April 2012. Mr. Haugestad has over 20 years’ experience in investment banking, principal investments and corporate strategy. He came from the position as CEO and founding partner of Fokus Capital Ltd. Prior to this, Mr. Haugestad was COO of Evolvence Capital Ltd. Mr. Haugestad has previously held a number of positions in New York with Citigroup, Citicorp Venture Capital, Credit Suisse, RBC Capital Markets and UBS. Mr. Haugestad holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.

Svein Knudsen


Mr.Knudsen is a Norwegian citizen with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Appalachian State University in North Carolina, USA. Mr. Knudsen’s previous roles include 11 years in the position of CFO with EMGS and senior roles in the finance and treasury functions at PGS, and prior to this; two years within the investment bank division of Nordea Bank in Norway. Most recently Mr. Knudsen has acted as a non-executive director, MultiClient Geophysical ASA, a listed Norwegian seismic company, and executive advisor to other listed companies in the seismic sector.

Rick Dunlop

EVP Operations

Mr Dunlop is Co-founder of AGS. He holds an MBA and 35 years of broad ranging global experience in the geophysical services industry in roles from Project Manager to Senior Vice President at a US public company.