About us

Perestroika is rooted in the industrial environment of Norway’s entrepreneurial western coast, where Frederik W. Mohn founded the company in 2005. Generations of industrial experience have taught us that you get nowhere without hard work. That’s why we are proactive owners who go hands-on into the companies in which we invest. Perestroika’s goal is to be an attractive partner for industrial companies with long-term value growth potential.

Songa Drill

We develop industrial companies to create long-term value

Our people

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Frederik W. Mohn

Chairman and CEO

Frederik W. Mohn founded Perestroika in 2005 and assumed its board chairmanship in 2014. Frederik has served as CEO of the Framo industrial group, founded by his grandfather. Following the 2014 sale of the family enterprise, Frederik has focused on industrial investments.

From 2014 to 2018, Frederik was board chairman of Songa Offshore SE, and he is currently on Transocean's board of directors. He also serves on the boards of DOF, Fjord1, and Viken Crude.


Johan Kr. Mikkelsen

Chief Technology Officer

Johan Kr. Mikkelsen joined Perestroika as the company’s Chief Technical Officer in 2014. He has 40 years’ experience in oil and gas operations at Norsk Hydro and Statoil. Johan began his professional career at the Mongstad refineries in 1974, and was in charge of operations at Mongstad processing facilities for many years. During the period 1992–2005, he was Senior Vice President for the Oseberg and Troll fields in the North Sea and for Norsk Hydro’s drilling operations. Johan also has been a long-term member of Norsk Hydro’s development and production management team. He has extensive international experience and served as Country Manager for Norsk Hydro’s oil and gas business unit in Canada from 2005 to 2008. Between 2008 and 2012, Johan served as Project Director and Production Director for Statoil’s Peregrino field in Brazil.

Johan was a board member of Songa Offshore SE from 2015 until Transocean acquired the company in January 2018. He is on the boards of Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS), VTC, and the Dale Oen Experience foundation.

Johan received his MSc degree in industrial chemistry from NTH, now the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, in 1973 and a further MSc in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin in 1979.


Paal V. Minne


Paal Victor Minne has served as CFO of Perestroika since 2014. He has more than 20 years’ experience in international banking and finance. Paal joined Perestroika from his position as head of Nordea’s shipping division in Bergen and previously was in charge of the bank’s shipping-related operations in Asia. His financial management positions include Vice President of DVB Bank AG (Norway and Singapore) and assistant bank manager at DNB in New York and Bergen. While at DNB, Paal’s responsibilities included AS Kreditt-Finans, a DNB subsidiary.

Paal is a board member of Viken Crude and Møgster Mohn Offshore.

Paal holds an MSc with a specialization in financial management and financing from the Norwegian School of Economics, awarded in 1991.


Jonas Gade Christensen


Jonas Gade Christenen has served as an analyst at Perestroika since 2015. He brings a solid academic background and several years’ experience as a financial analyst to our organization. Jonas began his career as an analyst at the DNB banking group, focusing on investment opportunities in shipping, finance, and other industries. Subsequently, at Statoil, he was an analyst as well as analyst and business developer concentrating on mergers and acquisitions at Statoil’s London office.

Jonas earned his PhD in economics at the University of Bergen in 2011.


Maren Hilleren

Office manager

Maren Hilleren has been Perestroika’s office manager since 2014. Her skill set includes several years’ experience in corporate finance and business administration at GE Oil & Gas and DNB Finans.

Maren holds a BSc in marketing from BI Norwegian Business School (2007) and an MSc in international business from Sydney Business School (2011).