Term of office: Member of the Board of Equinor ASA since 1 September 2010. 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: None
Number of shares in Equinor ASA: None (as of December 31, 2019)
Loans from Equinor ASA: None
Experience: 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.
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.
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.
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.