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Kai Hovi

Kai is the founder and owner of Hovi Advisory.

He has more than 25 years’ experience from quality, HSE and risk management in multinational companies and ultra-large projects, primarily within oil- and gas but also in other industries such as infrastructure and property development. He has lived and work abroad in South Korea and Singapore, including six years as Quality Manager – Fleet and Projects for BW Offshore in Singapore. Over the years he has worked a lot with ESG and with improvements to procurement and supply chain processes.  


After nearly a decade abroad, he returned to Norway in January 2022 to take on a long-term contract position in Norway. At the same time, Hovi Advisory AS was established with the purpose to provide advisory, management system audits and management for hire within his area of expertise.

A summary of key experiences is provided below. Full CV is available on linkedin, kaihovi.


Key competencies

  • Quality Assurance and Risk Management

  • Environment, Social and Governance (ESG)

  • Business Process Developments and Improvements

  • Vendor Qualification

  • Contractor Management

  • Certified ISO 9001:2018 Lead Auditor (More than 100 audits performed)

  • Member of SN/K 149 Quality Management (Standard Norge’s subcommittee to ISO/TC ISO/TC 176 Quality management and quality assurance)

  • International experience from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas

  • Currently based in Norway, but available for opportunities world-wide

Personal qualifications

  • Analytical and systematic with a strong focus on understanding risk and opportunities

  • Solution oriented and pragmatic

  • Excellent communication skills and able to communicate well on all levels of an organisation

Key experience


Hovi Advisory AS

Owner and Senior Advisor


Golar LNG

Project QHSE & Risk Manager

Fram Wind Solutions AS

Advisory - Management System establishment

Achilles Information AS

Advisory - ESG mapping and compliance assessment of Achilles vendor qualification modules


Nexans Norway (Frisak & Partners / Hovi Advisory)


Project QHSER Manager for BorWin 6 Project

BorWinn6 is a turnkey contract for the manufacturing and installation of the record length direct current (DC) subsea and land cables for BorWin 6 by TenneT. The 235-kilometer-long 320 kV direct current connection will transmit up to 980MW from the BorWin cluster


Crown LNG (Frisak & Partners)

Head of QHSSE

Crown LNG together with strategic partners deliver Gravity Based Liquefaction and Re-gasification Terminals using proven Norwegian technology for harsh environments. All activities have been put on hold pending project financing

2015 - 2021

BW Offshore Singapore Pte. Ltd 

Quality Manager - Fleet & Projects (2018/01 - 2021/12)

Acting VP Project HSEQ (2017/10 - 2017/12)

HSSE Manager – Projects (2015/12 – 2017/09)

2012 - 2015

Dolphin Drilling Singapore Pte. Ltd (Frisak & Partners)
South Korea / Norway

2010 - 2013

BW Offshore Norway AS (Frisak & Partners)

2007 - 2009

Aker Floating Production ASA (Frisak & Partners)

2003 - 2007

Aker Marine Contractors AS (Frisak & Partners)

QHSE Manager for the Bollsta Dolphin project

Owner QHSE Manager for the ‘turn-key’ contract with Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Shipbuilding Division (‘Builder’) for delivery of a harsh environment ultra-deep-water semi-submersible drilling rig of MOSS CS60E design. Also responsible for establishment of Project Execution Manual (Quality Management System) for newbuilding projects

HSE Manager - Fram FEED (2011/09 - 2012/05)

QA Manager - Athena FPSO Project (2010/04 – 2011/09)

QHSE Manager - Reliance MA-D6 Project (FPSO Conversion)

Also responsible for establishment of corporate (QHSE) mangement system

Project HSEQ Manager or Project HSEQ & Risk Manager for various offshore installation and decommissioning projects

Heidi E. Jørgensen

Heidi has more than 30 years’ experience within Project Management, Procurement & Contract Management, Quality, Risk and HSE Management including audits in multinational companies and ultra-large projects. Focus on oil & gas and the energy sector including renewables, both onshore and offshore/subsea.

Heidi is currently engaged by Nexans Norway as Head of Projects and Tender Purchasing (Full-time).

Key competencies

  • Passionate about improving supply chain processes to be more robust, efficient and transparent and to ensure better risk management

  • Since early 2000, engaged in projects related to the energy transition, with particular focus in recent years on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) processes. Proven track record on building more sustainable processes

  • Global experience in management positions, from both contractor and client organisations

  • Experience covering all project phases from tendering to operation & maintenance and decommissioning

  • Developed strategies, policies and management systems for companies and projects, in close cooperation with relevant stakeholders

  • Qualified Lead Auditor with Certificate QMCe/ QA-648 from 2011. Planned and executed numerous management system audits, both in Norway and abroad

Personal qualifications

  • Strong ability to deliver on agreed KPIs and objectives.

  • Analytical, systematic, proactive, solution and goal-oriented.

  • Strong team player with proven ability to secure alignment with critical stakeholders

Key experience

2022- 2023

Achilles Information Systems

Oslo, Norway

Vice President ESG and Sustainable Solutions

2017 - 2022

BW Offshore

Oslo, Norway

Global Vendor Qualification Manager (2018/01 – 2022/01)

Senior Sourcing Expert (2017/01 – 2022/01)

2012 - 2017


Oslo, Norway

Department Manager Tendering (2014/05 – 2017/02)

Projects: Prepared requests for quotation (RFQs). Example of tenders delivered: Maria, Hywind, Wave 1, Wingate, Cameia, Hywind, Norne, Bonga, Bream, Aviat, Johan Sverdrup cable lay, Draugen, Penguin, Zidane

Deputy Project Manager/Supply Chain Manager (SCM), Floating Supply and Offloading (FSO) Unity Project for Total (2013/09 – 2014/05)

SCM Manager, Fram H Nord Project with Statoil (now Equinor) (2012/01 – 2012/08)

Project: Fram H Nord, overall SCM responsible for region, including role as Company Representative towards main subcontractor. Negotiated contracts for main commodities (flexible flowlines)

2008 – 2012

Statoil (now Equinor)

Oslo, Norway

Project Control Manager, Statoil Technology Center Mongstad (TCM) Project

Project: Building the test center for carbon capture at Mongstad with Aker Clean Carbon, Alstom & Aibel. Part of management team for an ultra large project of NOK 6.7 billion

2004 – 2008

Bilfinger Industrial Services (BIS) Industrier AS

Haugesund, Norway

Commercial Manager; Project Manager for the building of the valve and flangeboxes to the Ormen Lange project.

Projects: Kashagan, Ormen Lange, and KEP2005

1982 2004  

Various Positions

Umoe Elektro as, Haugesund - Oil and Gas division - Contract Manager

Responsible for establishing and implementing the new oil and gas division’s management system and contracts.

Projects: Visund, Troll, Ekofisk 2/4J, Kårstø maintenance contract and offshore support to various operation,Gullfaks, Oseberg etc,


Stolt-Nielsen Group, Greenwich, CT, USA – Business Analyst
Responsible for evaluation, selection and implementation of the group’s worldwide business management systems, Internal project


Saga Petroleum, Høvik – Assistant Financial Manager

Projects: Snorre Field and the Benin project in West Africa

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