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
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.