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.

Ronny Bøhn


Mr. Bøhn is a Norwegian citizen and joined the company in August 2020. Mr. Bøhn has more than 20 years of experience from the seismic industry and has held several management positions, most recently as Vice President of marine operations at CGG and as COO at inApril AS. He holds a Master of Science degree in Geomatics from the University of Oslo.

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.