For someone whose work concerns things that operate mostly well out of sight, Mads Hjelmeland has had a very visible climb up the ladder at OneSubsea.

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Mads Hjelmeland

The subsea technologies and processing systems business in SLB recently formalised a joint venture with Norway’s Aker Solutions and Subsea7, and Hjelmeland, who has held a series of executive positions at the company since joining in 2014, last month was named chief executive of the joint venture, which retains the OneSubsea name.