Executive Management

Fredrik Öhrn

President and CEO, Petroswede AB and Svenska Petroleum Exploration AB

Born 1962

Employed since 2006.

Previous experience: B.Sc. in Geology, Uppsala University, Sweden (1986), MBA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1988). Boliden Group 1988–1997, ABB Financial Consulting 1997–1999, CFO Steelscreen 1999–2001, CFO Personal Chemistry 2001–2003 and CFO Carmeda 2003–2005. CFO Svenska Petroleum Exploration AB 2006–2007, CEO Svenska Petroleum Exploration AB 2008- .

Duncan Rushworth

Vice President, Business Development

Born 1966

Employed since 2007.

Previous experience: B.Sc. in Geology and M.Sc. in Sedimentology, University of London. LL.M Petroleum Law and Policy, Dundee University. More than 25 years of international experience in the E&P sector including LASMO, Waterous and Co. Deloitte and Touche and Anadarko Energy Corporation.

Lars Schennings

CFO and Vice President Business Support

Born 1961

Employed since 2008.

Previous experience: B.Sc. in Business Administration, Umeå University, Sweden 1988. Ernst & Whinney (now Ernst & Young) 1988–1989, NCC AB (Construction and Real Estate) 1989–2000, Veolia Transport Northern & Eastern Europe 2001–2004, DHL Express Nordic 2004–2008.

Arlene Davitt

Vice President, Development & Production.

Born 1978

Employed since 2019.

Previous experience: M.Eng. in Chemical Engineering with French (2002) University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. 17 years of experience in oil and gas. Total E&P 2002-2010Nexen Petroleum UK and upstream consultant G3 Baxi 2010-2012BG Group 2013-2014, Svenska Petroleum Exploration 2014-2018, VP Development & Production Svenska Petroleum Exploration 2019- 

Joel Flitton

Vice President, Exploration


Born 1983

Employed since 2010.

Previous experience: M.Sci. in Geology (2005) Cardiff University. 13 years of experience in upstream oil and gas industry. TGS 2007-2010, Previously Exploration New Ventures Manager, Svenska Petroleum Exploration 2010-2019, VP Exploration Svenska Petroleum Exploration 2019-

Rachel Hampstead

General Counsel

(Adjunct member)


Born 1969

Employed since 2015.

Previous experience: B.A. in Chemistry, Oxford University (1991); Diploma in Law (1993) and Legal Practice Course (1994), both at the College of Law, York. Nabarro Nathanson 1994–1997, Hess Corporation 1998–2008, Petrofac 2008–2013, Chrysaor 2013–2015.