• John Lechner Chief Executive Officer

    John Lechner was appointed to the position of Chief Executive officer in April 2016. Mr. Lechner had served as President, Eastern Hemisphere and Executive Vice President North Sea Region & EVP since January 2016 and previously held the position as President, Eastern Hemisphere and Executive Vice President.

    Mr. Lechner has over 32 years of oilfield experience, comprising assignments in the European, African, Russian, North American, Middle Eastern and Far Eastern markets during employment with Schlumberger, Parker Drilling and OiLSERV, prior to joining Archer.

    A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, he started his career as a wireline field engineer and later switched his technical focus to drilling. For the past 20 years he held operations and business development roles in contract drilling and integrated project management.

    Mr. Lechner is an American citizen and resides in Stavanger, Norway.


  • Dag Skindlo Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President Strategy

    Mr. Skindlo has been the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President Strategy since April 2016. 

    Mr. Skindlo is a business-oriented executive with more than 25 years in the Oil and Gas industry. He joined Schlumberger in 1992 where he held various financial and operational positions before he joined the Aker Group of companies in 2005. His experience from Aker Kvaerner, Aker Solutions and Kvaerner includes both global CFO roles and Managing Director roles for several large industrial business divisions. Dag comes from his role as CEO for Aquamarine Subsea, a HitecVision owned company. Dag brings with him extensive international experience including working for more than twelve years in countries like the US, Indonesia, Scotland, and China. Mr. Skindlo currently serves as Director of the NYSE listed oilfield service company Quintana Energy Services.  

    Mr. Skindlo is a Norwegian citizen with a Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH)..

    Mr. Skindlo was in April 2016 appointed as Director in Archer..

  • Adam Todd General Counsel

    Adam Todd was appointed General Counsel in September 2017.


    Mr. Todd holds a Juris Doctor Law degree from the University of Alberta, Canada and thereafter obtained broad legal and commercial experience through Canadian law firms Bishop & McKenzie LLP  and McLennan Ross LLP prior to joining Aker Solutions in 2009. He has held various corporate legal roles within Aker Solutions including as VP, Head of Legal & Compliance Europe & Africa based in London, and since 2016 as VP, Head of Legal for Aker Solutions’ Global Tendering based in Oslo. Adam brings with him extensive international experience advising on the legal and commercial issues in major global oil and gas projects. Mr. Todd is a Canadian citizen and resides in Oslo, Norway.