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.