Rex Management

The Management team is responsible for the Group’s corporate strategy, business management and day-to-day operations. The team has an appropriate mix of qualifications, core competencies and diversity of experience to effectively execute their respective roles.

Måns Lidgren
Chief Executive Officer
Svein Kjellesvik
Chief Operating Officer
Per Lind
Chief Financial Officer
Lina Berntsen
Chief Technology Officer
Lai Siong Mok
Chief Communications Officer
Måns Lidgren, Chief Executive Officer

Mr Måns Lidgren is the Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for overseeing the strategic positioning and business expansion of the Group, including making major business and finance decisions.

Prior to joining the Company in January 2013, Mr Lidgren was interim chief executive officer and director of Lime Petroleum Plc from August 2011 to December 2012 and chief financial officer of his family's business from August 2009 to August 2011. He has seven years of experience in financial structuring, mergers & acquisitions, investments and business development. From January 2008 to August 2009, Mr Lidgren was vice president of business development under the private banking division of Credit Suisse, where he managed his own client portfolio and acted as a broker for sourcing of new business and pre-screened business proposals. From 2002 to 2007, he joined his family business in private investments first as a business analyst in 2002, and subsequently a merger & acquisitions manager in 2003 and 2004. From 2005 to 2007, he assumed the position of senior investment manager in his family's business, and carried out portfolio management, liaison with partner banks and private equity transactions. Upon his graduation, Mr Lidgren also provided consultancy services to Global Responsibility, an organisation that seeks to promote responsible citizenship worldwide, where he helped companies communicate their efforts in environmental, health and safety issues.

Mr Lidgren holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science, both in Business Administration and Economics, from Lund University, Sweden.

Svein Kjellesvik, Chief Operating Officer

Mr Svein Kjellesvik is the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Chairman of the Group's subsidiary, Lime Petroleum AS. He is responsible for the Group's overall operations, including the integration of new business development plans into the Group's operations.

Prior to joining the Company, Mr Kjellesvik has been an independent entrepreneur and he has been involved in the start-up of Rex Middle East Ltd (formerly known as Rex Oil & Gas Ltd) and Lime Petroleum Plc. Before retiring from Schlumberger in 2002, Mr Kjellesvik has held leading positions in Schlumberger's seismic division and corporate headquarters. He has also been the President of their Global Marine Seismic Division. Mr Kjellesvik has played leading roles in key innovations in the seismic industry which includes multi-cable 3D seismic, 4 component seismic, and seismic 4D.

Mr Kjellesvik holds a Master degree in Applied Geophysics from the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH) in Trondheim and is a member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, the European Association of Petroleum Geoscientists and the American Association of Petroleum Geoscientists.

Per Lind, Chief Financial Officer

Mr Per Lind is the Chief Financial Officer overseeing the Group's finance, legal, administration and group structural matters. He also works with the CEO in business development. He has been a board member of Masirah Oil Ltd since 2015, Rex Technology Investments Pte Ltd since 2020, and Porto Novo Resources Ltd and Akrake Petroleum Holding Ltd since the companies' incorporation in 2023, all of which are subsidiaries of the Group. He is also a member of the Joint Management Committee of Block 50 Oman.

Prior to joining the Company, from 2009 to 2013, he was Vice President, Investments at Tangerine Time, a Singapore-based investment company investing in real estate and financial services in Singapore, India and the UK. Before being Senior Vice President of Finance in AEP Investment Management, a Singapore-based investment management company in 2008, Mr Lind spent five years as Director of Finance & Corporate Development with 1st Software Corporation Ltd, a software company listed on the mainboard of the Singapore Exchange from 2003 to 2008. He had also worked for six years in the London and Singapore offices of Merchant Venture Investments, an international federation of private equity investors.

Mr Lind graduated with a degree in business administration and economics in 1996 from the School of Business, Economics and Law at the Gothenburg University in Sweden.

Lina Berntsen, Chief Technology Officer

Mrs Lina Berntsen is the Chief Technology Officer and co-ordinates the use of Rex Technologies for the Group. Mrs Berntsen re-joined the Group in 2012 as the Rex Virtual Drilling Specialist to Lime Petroleum Norway AS (now known as Lime Petroleum AS). Prior to this from 2011 to 2012, she provided consultancy services to the Group as a Technology Specialist at Equus Consulting AB, a business providing advanced mathematical analysis. From 2010 to 2011, Mrs Berntsen was the Rex Virtual Drilling Specialist for Rex Oil & Gas Ltd. and oversaw the operations and coordinated analyses in relation to the use of Rex Virtual Drilling.

Prior to this, Mrs Berntsen was Development Engineer in Gambro Lundia AB, a global medical technology company, where she was responsible for product development and design control relating to dialysis technology. She was previously the Marketing Coordinator in biotechnology company Chemel AB, where she also worked on product development.

Mrs Berntsen holds a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Lund, Sweden.

Lai Siong Mok, Chief Communications Officer

Ms Mok Lai Siong is the Chief Communications Officer, and is responsible for the Group's strategic communications with shareholders, potential investors, analysts and the media, as well as for sustainability reporting, branding and marketing.

Ms Mok has over 25 years of experience in communications and investor relations in multinational listed firms. Prior to joining the Company, she was Group General Manager, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations for the then Singapore mainboard-listed conglomerate WBL Corporation from 2010 to 2013. From 2007 to 2010, Ms Mok worked in YTL Starhill REIT Management, the manager of Starhill Global REIT, where her last held position was Senior Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications. She has also held positions in CapitaLand, Oversea- Chinese Banking Corporation, Overseas Union Bank, Pidemco Land and the National University of Singapore.

Ms Mok holds a Master of Business (International Marketing) degree from the Curtin University of Technology, Australia, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Philosophy from the National University of Singapore.