Corporate Executive Committee

Find CVs for the members of our Corporate Executive committe below. 

Anders Opedal

President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) since 2 November 2020

Position: President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) since 2 November 2020
Year of birth: 1968
External offices: None
Number of shares in Equinor ASA: 32,525 (as of 31 December 2020)
Loans from Equinor ASA: None

Experience: Opedal joined Equinor in 1997. From 2018-2020 he held the position as Executive Vice President Technology, Projects and Drilling. From August to October 2018, he was Executive Vice President for Development, Production Brazil and prior to this Senior Vice President for Development, Production International Brazil. He also held the position as Equinor’s Chief Operating Officer. In 2011 he took on the role as Senior Vice President in Technology, Projects and Drilling; where he was responsible for Equinor’s NOK 300 billion project portfolio. From 2007-2010 he served as Chief Procurement Officer. He has held a range of technical, operational and leadership positions in the company and started as a petroleum engineer in the Statfjord operations. Prior to Equinor, Opedal worked for Schlumberger and Baker Hughes.

Education: MBA from Heriot-Watt University and master's degree in Engineering (sivilingeniør) from the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH) in Trondheim.

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

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

Ulrica Fearn

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 16 June 2021

Position: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 16 June 2021
Year of birth: 1973
External offices: None
Number of shares in Equinor ASA: None
Loans from Equinor ASA: None

Experience: Fearn joined Equinor on 16 June 2021. She comes from the position as Director of Group Finance at BT Plc, a position which she held since 2017. Prior to BT, Fearn held various leadership positions in Diageo Plc in the time period 1998 to 2017.

Education: Master’s degree in business and finance from the University of Halmstad.

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

Other matters:  Fearn is a Swedish citizen and is a resident in Norway.

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Jannicke Nilsson

Executive Vice President, Safety, Security & Sustainability (SSU) since 1 June 2021

Position: Executive Vice President, Safety, Security & Sustainability (SSU) since 1 June 2021.
Year of birth: 1965
External offices: Member of the Board of Odfjell SE and Jotun A/S.
Number of shares in Equinor ASA: 53,018 (as of 31 December 2020)
Loans from Equinor ASA: None

Experience: Nilsson joined Equinor in 1999 and has held a number of central management positions within Upstream Operations Norway, including Senior Vice President for Technical Excellence in Technology, Projects & Drilling, Senior Vice President for Operations North Sea, Vice President for Modifications and Project Portfolio Bergen and Platform Manager at Oseberg South. In August 2013 she was appointed Programme Leader for the Equinor Technical Efficiency Programme (STEP), responsible for a project portfolio delivering yearly efficiency gains of 3.2 billion USD from 2016 and increased to 4,5 BUSD in 2017. Established the Digital Centre of Excellence in 2017 as part of COO to drive Equinor digital transformation to deliver tangible performance within always safe, high value and low carbon. Executive Vice President and COO from 1 December 2016 until 1 June 2021.

Education: MSc in Cybernetics and Process Automation and a BSc in Automation from the Rogaland Regional College/University of Stavanger.

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

Other: Nilsson is a Norwegian citizen and resident in Norway.

Kjetil Hove

Kjetil Hove

Executive Vice President, Exploration & Production Norway (EPN) since 1 January 2021

Position: Executive Vice President, Exploration & Production Norway (EPN) since 1 January 2021
Year of birth: 1965
External offices: Member of the Board of The Norwegian Oil & Gas Association (Norsk Olje & Gass)
Number of shares in Equinor ASA: 14,555 (as of 31 December 2020)
Loans from Equinor ASA: None

Experience: Hove joined Equinor in 1991. He has held several central management positions in Equinor. He comes from the position as Senior Vice President Field Life Extension, which he has held since January 2020. Prior to this, Hove was Senior Vice President for Operations Technology in Development & Production Norway. From 2000 - 2012 he worked internationally being Country Manager for Equinor in Brazil for 3.5 years. Hove started his career in 1991 in Norsk Hydro within petroleum technology holding various positions within exploration, field development and operations in Norway.

Education: Master’s degree in petroleum engineering from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

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

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

Al Cook

Executive Vice President, Exploration & Production International (EPI) since 1 January 2021

Position: Executive Vice President, Exploration & Production International (EPI) since 1 January 2021
Year of birth: 1975
External offices: Member of the Board of The Power of Nutrition
Number of shares in Equinor ASA: 3,057 (as of 31 December 2020)
Loans from Equinor ASA: None

Experience: Cook joined Equinor in 2016. He comes from the position as Executive Vice President Global Strategy & Business Development (GSB), which he had since May 2018. He started as SVP in DPI overseeing operations in Angola, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Libya, Nigeria, Russia and Venezuela. He joined from BP, where he was Chief of Staff to the CEO. From 2009 - 2014 Cook led the development of the Southern Gas Corridor from Azerbaijan to Europe. From 2005 - 2009 he led exploration and project developments in Vietnam and acted as President for BP Vietnam. He worked in field operations in the North Sea from 2002 - 2005, becoming Offshore Installation Manager on the Cleeton platform. Cook joined BP in 1996, initially working in commercial, project and exploration roles.

Education: MA in Natural Sciences from St. John’s College, Cambridge University and International Executive Programme at INSEAD.

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

Other matters: Cook is a UK citizen and resident in the UK.

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Arne Sigve Nylund

Executive Vice President, Projects, Drilling & Procurement (PDP) since 1 January 2021

Position: Executive Vice President, Projects, Drilling & Procurement (PDP) since 1 January 2021
Year of birth: 1960
External offices: None
Number of shares in Equinor ASA: 25,345 (as of 31 December 2020)
Loans from Equinor ASA: None

Experience: Nylund joined Equinor in 1987. He comes from the position as Executive Vice President, Development & Production Norway (DPN) which he has had since 1 January 2014. He has held several central management positions in Equinor. Before he started in Equinor Nylund was employed with Mobil Exploration Inc.

Education: Mechanical engineer from Stavanger College of Engineering with further qualifications in Operational Technology from Rogaland Regional College/University of Stavanger (UiS). Business graduate of the Norwegian School of Business and Management (NHH).

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

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

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Irene Rummelhoff

Executive Vice President, Marketing, Midstream & Processing (MMP) since 17 August 2018

Position: Executive Vice President, Marketing, Midstream & Processing (MMP) since 17 August 2018
Year of birth: 1967
External offices: Deputy chair of the Board of Norsk Hydro ASA
Number of shares in Equinor ASA: 40,043 (as of 31 December 2020)
Loans from Equinor ASA: None

Experience: Rummelhoff joined Equinor in 1991. She has held a number of management positions within international business development, exploration, and the downstream business in Equinor. Her most recent position, which she held from June 2015, was as Executive Vice President New Energy Solutions (NES).

Education: Master’s degree in Petroleum geosciences from the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH)

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

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

Pål Eitrheim

Pål Eitrheim

Executive Vice President, Renewables (REN) since 17 August 2018

Position: Executive Vice President, Renewables (REN) since 17 August 2018
Year of birth: 1971
External offices: None
Number of shares in Equinor ASA: 16,687 (as of 31 December 2020)
Loans from Equinor ASA: None

Experience: Eitrheim joined Equinor in 1998. He has held a range of leadership positions in Equinor in Azerbaijan, Washington DC, the CEO office, corporate strategy and Brazil. In 2017 - 2018 he was Chief Procurement Officer. Between 2014 - 2017 he led Equinor’s upstream business in Brazil. In 2013 Eitrheim led the Secretariat for the investigation into the terrorist attack on the In Amenas gas processing facility in Algeria.

Education: Master's degree in Comparative Politics from the University of Bergen, Norway and University College Dublin, Ireland.

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

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

Carri Lockhart

Executive Vice President, Technology, Digital & Innovation (TDI) since 1 June 2021

Position: Executive Vice President, Technology, Digital & Innovation (TDI) since 1 June 2021
Year of birth: 1971
External offices: None
Number of shares in Equinor ASA: 6,542 (as of 20 December 2020)
Loans from Equinor ASA: None

Experience: Lockhart joined Equinor in 2016. She comes from the position as Senior Vice President Portfolio & Partner Operated in Development & Production International, which she has held since August 2018. Prior to this, she was Senior Vice President for Equinor’s U.S. Offshore business. She started her career with Marathon Oil as a reservoir engineer in Anchorage, Alaska. Lockhart has held a variety of leadership roles across the upstream organisation with experience in offshore, onshore conventional and unconventional assets, field supervision, facilities construction and operations, international country management, strategic planning and business development.

Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology.

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

Other matters: Lockhart is an American citizen, and resident in the United States

Siv Helen Rygh Torstensen

Executive Vice President, Legal & Compliance (LEG) since 1 June 2021

Position: Executive Vice President, Legal & Compliance (LEG) since 1 June 2021.
Year of birth: 1970
External offices: Member of the Council of Ethics, the Government Pension Fund Global
Number of shares in Equinor ASA: 12,504 (as of 31 December 2020)

Experience: Rygh Torstensen joined Equinor in 1998. She comes from the position as Head of CEO office, which she has held since July 2016. From 2011 - 2016 she was Vice President Corporate in LEG. From 1998 - 2011 Rygh Torstensen held various positions within LEG, including as Corporate Compliance Office and Acting General Counsel. General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Legal since 1 August 2019. Before joining Equinor she worked with the law firm Cappelen & Krefting DA and as a lawyer for Stavanger municipal council.

Education: Master of Law from the University of Bergen, Norway, and licensed as an Attorney at Law.

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

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

Ana Fonseca Nordang

Ana Fonseca Nordang

Executive Vice President, People & organisation (PO) since 1 June 2021

Position: Executive Vice President, People & organisation (PO) since 1 June 2021
Year of birth: 1977
External offices: None
Number of shares in Equinor ASA: 7,684 (as of 31 December 2020)

Experience: Fonseca Nordang joined Equinor in 2009 and has held various leadership roles across the company. Her most recent position, which she held from July 2017, was Vice President, People and Leadership responsible for Executive and Leadership Development and Diversity & Inclusion. She served as Vice President, People and Organisation in Equinor’s US operations from 2015 - 2017. From 2009 she had the role as Principle Consultant for Organisational Change and Capabilities. Senior Vice President, People & organisation (PO) since 1 September 2019. She has previously worked with Roxar (Emerson) where she was responsible for marketing for the software division. Prior to Roxar, she worked for CEB (Gartner), which she joined in 2001 in Washington, D.C. She led the launch of a successful new advisory practice serving mid-sized organisations. She then worked as Director of Middle Market Europe until joining Roxar in 2008.

Education: MBA from George Washington University School of Business in USA and a BA in Politics and International Relations from the University of Kent in the UK

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

Other matters: Fonseca Nordang is a Portuguese citizen and resident in Norway.