Erik Frydendal has served as Hunter Group's CEO since May 2018. He has more than 20 years of capital markets experience, most recently as a Partner in Fearnley Securities, part of the Astrup Fearnley Group. Before joining Fearnley Securities, Mr. Frydendal held leading positions at Swedbank/First Securities, Fondsfinans ASA and Christiania Markets (Nordea Securities) in Oslo, as well as Paine Webber Inc. (UBS AG) in San Francisco.
Mr. Frydendal holds an MBA from Heriot Watt University and a B.Sc. in Finance from the University of Utah.
Lars Brynildsrud has served as CFO since August 2019. He has more than six years of investment banking experience and has been involved in a wide range of shipping and offshore related capital market transactions. Most recently Mr. Brynildsrud was employed as Vice President, Corporate Finance at Swedbank, a position he held from 2018 to 2019. Prior to joining Swedbank, Mr. Brynildsrud was a partner in Pareto Securities, working both in Oslo and New York.
Mr. Brynildsrud holds a MSc in finance from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), and a BBA from BI Norwegian Business School (BI).
Sujoy Seal has served as COO since May 2018. He has more than 30 years of experience from the maritime industry in the new building, technical and commercial segments. Mr. Seal has been involved in more than 40 new buildings in Korea, and has held senior positions within the industry. Most recently with Aurora LPG, Atlantic Tankers AS, Aurora Wilhelmsen Management Ltd., Tranpetrol TM and the BW Group.
Mr. Seal holds a B.E. in Marine Engineering - First class from Marine Engineering College, India, as well as all relevant STCW certificates. Mr. Seal also held a certificate of Proficiency as Assessor issued by the Norwegian Maritime Directorate.
In addition to helping with daily tasks, Karsten Walle-Hansen is responsible for the development and upkeep of Hunter Group's website.
Karsten Walle-Hansen currently studies business at BI Norwegian Business School and works part-time as web developer in Bergen.