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Changes in Equinor’s Corporate Executive Committee

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Hege Skryseth has been appointed executive vice president (EVP) for Technology, Digital & Innovation (TDI) business area. Elisabeth Birkeland Kvalheim will remain acting EVP until Skryseth joins Equinor.

Hege Skryseth comes from the position as president of Kongsberg Digital business area and EVP at the Kongsberg Group. With more than 20 years of senior executive experience from leading international companies within software products and services, Skryseth brings leading experience from technology development, industrial digitalisation, business transformation and change management.

“I am proud and very pleased to welcome Hege to Equinor. She brings strong leadership and industry experience to reinforce Equinor’s competitiveness in the energy transition through innovative technology and digitalisation,” says Anders Opedal, president and CEO of Equinor.

“I see this as a unique opportunity. I am looking forward to joining Equinor, and to contribute to the transformation of how to develop, produce and deliver energy into a carbon neutral future,” says Hege Skryseth.

The TDI business area is responsible for technology, digitalisation, innovation and venture investments as fundamental enablers to improve safety and security, increase value creation and reduce emissions from oil and gas, and to drive profitable growth in renewables and low carbon solutions.

Before joining Kongsberg as Group EVP in 2013 and heading up Kongsberg Digital, Skryseth was General Manager for Microsoft Norway from 2009. From 2004 to 2009 she was CEO of Geogroup AS. In the years 1992 – 2004 Skryseth held leadership positions in Microsoft Norway. Skryseth is a member of the board of AutoStore ASA, Netcompany AS and Tomra Systems ASA, and has previously held board directorships in NHO, Dagens Næringsliv, Abelia, Blom ASA and ICT Norway.

Hege Skryseth holds an eMBA in financial management and leadership from Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in 2007, a bachelor’s degree in management from The Norwegian Business School (BI) 2004, and college graduatefrom Norwegian School of Information Technology (NITH) in 1989.