Board of Directors

Find CVs for the members of our Board of Directors below. 

Jon Erik Reinhardsen

Chair of the Board and chair of the Compensation and Executive Development Committee.

Term of office: Chair of the Board of Equinor ASA since 1 September 2017 and chair of the Compensation and Executive Development Committee.
Year of birth: 1956
Independent: Yes
Other directorships: Member of the Board of Oceaneering International, Inc., Telenor ASA and Awilhelmsen AS and chair of the Board of Fire Security AS.
Number of shares in Equinor ASA: 4,584 (as of 31 December 2020)
Loans from Equinor ASA: None

Experience: Reinhardsen is a part-time senior advisor with BearingPoint Capital. Reinhardsen was the Chief Executive Officer of Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) from 2008 - August 2017. PGS delivers global geophysical- and reservoir services. In the period 2005 - 2008 Reinhardsen was President Growth, Primary Products in the international aluminium company Alcoa Inc. with headquarters in the US, and he was in this period based in New York.

From 1983 to 2005, Reinhardsen held various positions in the Aker Kværner group, including Group Executive Vice President of Aker Kværner ASA, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President of Aker Kværner Oil & Gas AS in Houston and Executive Vice President in Aker Maritime ASA.

Education: Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics and Geophysics from the University of Bergen. He has also attended the International Executive Program at the Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Family relations: No family relations to other members of the Board, members of the Corporate Executive Committee or the Corporate Assembly.

Other matters: Reinhardsen is a Norwegian citizen, and resident in Norway.

Jeroen van der Veer

Deputy chair of the Board, chair of the Board's Audit Committee and member of the Board's Safety, Sustainability and Ethics Committee.

Term of office: Member of the Board of Equinor ASA since 18 March 2016, deputy of the board since 1 July 2019, chair of the Board's Audit Committee since 26 October 2016 and member of the Board’s Safety, Sustainability and Ethics Committee.
Year of birth: 1947
Independent: Yes
Other directorships: Van der Veer is the chair of the Supervisory Boards of Royal Boskalis Westminster NV, chair of the Supervisory Council of Technical University of Delft and member of the board of Platform Talent voor Technologie.
Number of shares in Equinor ASA: 6,000 (as of 31 December 2020)
Loans in Equinor: None

Experience: After he retired in 2009 Van der Veer continued with the international oil and gas company Royal Dutch Shell Plc (Shell) as a non-executive director on the board until 2013. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Shell in the period 2004 to 2009. He started to work for Shell in 1971 and has experience within all sectors of the business and has significant competence within corporate governance.

Education: Degree in Mechanical Engineering (MSc) from Delft University of Technology, Netherlands and a degree in Economics (MSc) from Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Since 2005 he holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Family relations: No family relations to other members of the Board, members of the Corporate Executive Committee or the Corporate Assembly.

Other: Van der Veer is a Dutch citizen and resident in the Netherlands.

Bjørn Tore Godal

Member of the Board, the Board's Compensation and Executive Development Committee and the Board's Safety, Sustainability and Ethics Committee.

Term of office: Member of the Board of Equinor ASA since 1 September 2010 and member of the Board's Compensation and Executive Development Committee and the Board's Safety, Sustainability and Ethics Committee.
Year of birth: 1945
Independent: Yes
Other directorships: Chair of the Oslo Center’s Board of Trustees.
Number of shares in Equinor ASA: None (as of 31 December 2020)
Loans from Equinor ASA: None

Experience: From 2014 - 2016, Godal led a government-appointed committee responsible for the evaluation of the civil and military contribution from Norway in Afghanistan in the period 2001 - 2014. From 2007 - 2010, he was Special Adviser for international energy and climate issues at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 2003 - 2007, he was Norway's ambassador to Germany and from 2002 - 2003 he was senior adviser at the Department of Political Science at the University of Oslo. Godal was a member of the Norwegian parliament for 15 years during the period 1986 - 2001. At various times he served as Minister for Trade and Shipping, Minister for Defence and Minister of Foreign Affairs for a total of eight years between 1991 and 2001.

Education: Godal has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political science, History and Sociology from the University of Oslo.

Family relations: No family relations to other members of the Board, members of the Corporate Executive Committee or the Corporate Assembly.

Other matters: Godal is a Norwegian citizen, and resident in Norway.

Hilde Møllerstad

Hilde Møllerstad

Employee-elected member of the Board and member of the Board's Audit Committee.

Term of office: Member of the Board of Directors of Equinor ASA since 1 July 2019 and member of the Board’s Audit Committee.
Year of birth: 1966
Independent: No
Other board directorships: Chair of Tekna’s ethical board and board member of Tekna Private Nomination Committee.
Number of shares in Equinor ASA: 8,485 (as of 31 December 2020)
Loans from Equinor ASA: None

Experience: Møllerstad has been employed by Equinor since 1991 and works within petroleum technology discipline in Development & Production International. Møllerstad has been a member of the Corporate Assembly in Equinor from 2013 - 2019 and was a board member of Tekna Private from 2012 - 2017 and she has had several trust offices in Tekna Equinor since 1993.

Education: Chartered engineer from NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) and Project Management Essential (PME) from BI/NTNU (Norwegian Business School BI/ Norwegian University of Science and Technology).

Family relations: No family relationships to other board members, members of the Corporate Executive Committee or the Corporate Assembly.

Other matters: Møllerstad is a Norwegian citizen and resident in Norway.

Per Martin Labråthen

Employee-elected member of the Board, member of the Safety, Sustainability and Ethics Committee and member of the Board's Compensation and Executive Development Committee.

Term of office: Member of the Board of Equinor ASA since 8 June 2017. Member of the Safety, Sustainability and Ethics Committee and the Board's Compensation and Executive Development Committee.
Year of birth: 1961
Independent: No
Other directorships:
Labråthen is a member of the Executive Committee of the Industry Energy (IE) trade union and holds a number of offices as a result of this.
Number of shares in Equinor ASA: 2,362 (as of 31 December 2020)
Loans from Equinor ASA: None

Experience: Labråthen is now a full-time employee representative as the leader of IE Equinor branch. He has previously worked as a process technician at the petrochemical plant on Oseberg field in the North Sea.

Education: Labråthen has a craft certificate as a process/chemistry worker.

Family relations: No family relations to other members of the Board, members of the Corporate Executive Committee or members of the Corporate Assembly.

Other matters: Labråthen is a Norwegian citizen, and resident in Norway.

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Tove Andersen

Member of the Board and the Board’s Compensation and Executive Development Committee.

Term of office: Member of the Board of Equinor ASA since 1 July 2020 and member of the Board’s Compensation and Executive Development Committee.
Year of birth: 1970
Independent: Yes
Other directorships: Board member of Borregaard ASA.
Number of shares in Equinor ASA: None (as of 31 December 2020)
Loans from Equinor ASA: None

Experience: Andersen is President & CEO of Tomra Systems ASA as of 16 August 2021. Prior to this, she held the position as Executive Vice President for Europe in Yara International ASA. Andersen was part of the executive management team in Yara since 2016 where she also held positions as Executive Vice President, Production and Executive Vice President, Supply Chain. Previously she has had several management roles within Yara and Norsk Hydro/Yara and she started in Norsk Hydro in 1997. She has extensive international industrial experience, and she has broad board experience.

Education: Master of Science (Sivilingeniør) from Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTNU) and a Master of Business Administration from the Norwegian Business School.

Family relations: No family relations to other members of the Board, members of the Corporate Executive Committee or the Corporate Assembly.

Other matters: Andersen is a Norwegian citizen and resident in Norway.

Rebekka Glasser Herlofsen

Member of the Board and the Board's Audit Committee.

Term of office: Member of the Board of Equinor ASA since 19 March 2015. Member of the Board's Audit Committee.
Year of birth: 1970
Independent: Yes
Other directorships: Chair of the Board of Norwegian Hull Club (NHC), board member of SATS ASA, Rockwool International A/S, BW Offshore ASA, Klaveness Combination Carriers ASA, Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding ASA and Handelsbanken Norge.
Number of shares in Equinor ASA: None (as of 31 December 2020)
Loans from Equinor ASA: None

Experience: Herlofsen is an independent board member and consultant. She was previously the Chief Financial Officer in Wallenius Wilhelmsen ASA, an international shipping company. Before joining Wallenius Wilhelmsen, she was the Chief Financial Officer in the shipping company Torvald Klaveness since 2012. She has broad financial and strategic experience from several corporations and board directorships. Herlofsen’s professional career began in the Nordic Investment Bank, Enskilda Securities, where she worked with corporate finance from 1995 to 1999 in Oslo and London. During the next ten years Herlofsen worked in the Norwegian shipping company Bergesen d.y. ASA (later BW Group). During her period with Bergesen d.y. ASA/BW Group she held leading positions within M&A, strategy and corporate planning and was part of the group management team.

Education: MSc in Economics and Business Administration (“Siviløkonom”) and Certified Financial Analyst Program (AFA), the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). Breakthrough Program for Top Executives at IMD business school, Switzerland.

Family relations: No family relations to other members of the Board, members of the Corporate Executive Committee or the Corporate Assembly.

Other matters: Herlofsen is a Norwegian citizen and resident in Norway.

Finn Bjørn Ruyter

Finn Bjørn Ruyter

Member of the Board, the Board's Audit Committee and the Board’s Compensation and Executive Development Committee.

Term of office: Member of the Board of Equinor ASA since 1 July 2019. Member of the Board's Audit Committee and the Board’s Compensation and Executive Development Committee.
Year of birth: 1964
Independent: Yes
Other directorships: Chair of the Board of Energi Norge AS and board member of Fortum Oslo Varme AS, Sysco AS, Eidsiva Energi AS and several subsidiaries of Hafslund E-CO AS.
Number of shares in Equinor ASA: 620 (as of 31 December 2020)
Loans from Equinor ASA: None

Experience: Ruyter has since July 2018 been CEO of Hafslund E-CO AS. He was CEO of Hafslund ASA from January 2012, and CFO in the company from 2010-2011. In 2009-2010 he held a position as Chief Operating Officer in the Philippine hydro power company SN Aboitiz Power. In the period 1996-2009 he led the power trading entity and from 1999 also the energy division in Elkem. From 1991-1996 Ruyter worked with energy trading in Norsk Hydro.

Education: Master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Norwegian University of Technology (NTNU) and an MBA from BI Norwegian School of Management.

Family relations: No family relations to other members of the Board, members of the Corporate Executive Committee or the Corporate Assembly.

Other matters: Ruyter is a Norwegian citizen, and resident in Norway.

Stig Lægreid

Employee-elected member of the Board and member of the Safety, Sustainability and Ethics Committee.

Term of office: Member of the Board of Equinor ASA since 1 July 2013. Member of the Safety, Sustainability and Ethics Committee.
Year of birth: 1963
Independent: No
Other board directorships: None
Number of shares in Equinor ASA: 1,995 (as of 31 December 2020)
Loans from Equinor ASA: None

Experience: Lægreid is now a full-time employee representative as the leader of NITO, Equinor. He has been occupied as weight estimator for platform design from 2005 and prior to this as project engineer and constructor for production of primary metals. Employed in ÅSV and Norsk Hydro since 1985.

Education: Bachelor's degree, Mechanical Construction from OIH.

Family relations: No family relationships to other board members, members of the Corporate Executive Committee or the Corporate Assembly.

Other matters: Lægreid is a Norwegian citizen and resident in Norway.

Anne Drinkwater

Member of the Board and the Board's Audit Committee and chair of the Board's Safety, Sustainability and Ethics Committee.

Term of office: Member of the Board of Equinor ASA since 1 July 2018. Member of the Board's Audit Committee and chair of the Board's Safety, Sustainability and Ethics Committee.
Year of birth: 1956.
Independent: Yes.
Other directorships: Non-executive member of the board of Balfour Beatty plc.
Number of shares in Equinor ASA: 1,100 (as of 31 December 2020)
Loans from Equinor ASA: None.

Experience: Drinkwater was employed with BP in the period 1978-2012, holding a number of different leadership positions in the company. In the period 2009-2012 she was chief executive officer of BP Canada. She has extensive international experience, including being responsible for operations in the US, Norway, Indonesia, the Middle East and Africa. Through her career Drinkwater has acquired a deep understanding of the oil and gas sector, holding both operational roles, and more distinct business responsibilities.

Education: Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Brunel University London.

Family relations: No family relations to other members of the Board, members of the Corporate Executive Committee or the Corporate Assembly.

Other matters: Drinkwater is a British citizen, and resident in the United States.

Jonathan (Jon) Lewis

Member of the Board of directors, the Board's Compensation and Executive Development Committee and the Board's Safety, Sustainability and Ethics Committee.

Term of office: Member of the Board of Equinor ASA since 1 July 2018. Member of the Board's Compensation and Executive Development Committee and the Board's Safety, Sustainability and Ethics Committee.
Year of birth: 1961
Independent: Yes
Other directorships: Member of the Board of Capita plc.
Number of shares in Equinor ASA: None (as of 31 December 2020)
Loans from Equinor ASA: None

Experience: Lewis joined as Chief Executive Officer to Capita plc in December 2017; having previously spent 30 years working for large multi-national companies in technology-enabled industries. Lewis came to Capita plc from Amec Foster Wheeler plc, a global consulting, engineering and construction company, where he was CEO from 2016-2017. Prior to this, he held a number of senior leadership positions at Halliburton, where he was employed in the period 1996-2016.

Lewis has previously held several directorships within technology and the oil and gas industry.

Education: Lewis has an education from Stanford Executive Program (SEP) from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, a PhD, Reservoir Characterisation, Geology/Sedimentology from University of Reading as well as a Bachelor of Science, Geology from Kingston University.

Family relations: No family relations to other members of the Board, members of the Corporate Executive Committee or the Corporate Assembly.

Other matters: Lewis is a British and US citizen, and resident in the UK.