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.