Committee Members

The Nomination Committee currently has three members:

Harald Norvik  (Chairperson)

Harald Norvik (elected 2017) has held various executive positions in the oil and gas industry, including CEO and president of Statoil ASA between 1988 and 1999. Since his retirement from Statoil, he has served as a board member in several large industrial companies, including PGS and still serves as a director of ConocoPhillips Inc., Umoe AS, Imatis AS, EnergyNest AS, and Arundo Analytics AS. He is the chairperson of the nomination committee of Veidekke ASA. In addition, Mr. Norvik runs his own advisory consulting company.

Terje Valebjørg 

Mr. Valebjørg (elected 2016) is an independent consultant with a long career in the international oil industry. He spent 37 years with ExxonMobil, in various managerial staff positions, and across several business units worldwide. From 2004 until his retirement in 2014, he was group CFO for operations in the Nordic countries and also served as chairperson of the boards of ExxonMobil's various Nordic corporate entities. Terje Valebjørg holds an MBA from St. Gallen Business School, Switzerland.  

Alexandra Herger

Alexandra Herger (elected 2019) has extensive experience from worldwide E&P companies, including Marathon Oil, Shell, Hess, and ExxonMobil. She currently serves as a non-executive director for Tethys Oil, Panoro Energy ASA, Tortoise Energy Capital Advisors, and EMGS. Herger holds a bachelor’s degree in geology from Ohio Wesleyan University and masters-level graduate studies in geology at the University of Houston. She is a member of Leadership Texas, a program of the Foundation for Women’s Resources, and she has been a member of the Women’s Leadership Committee of the World Oil Council since 2014.

Ole Jakob Hundstad

Ole Jakob Hundstad (elected 2019) serves as Portfolio Manager with the Government Pension Fund Norway (Folketrygdfondet). Hundstad is responsible for Folketrygdfondet’s equity investments within the energy sector. He has earlier experience from Fondsforvaltning, Pareto Securities and Chase Manhattan Bank. Hundstad holds a Master of Business Administration, being a Certified European Financial Analyst and Certified Portfolio Manager from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), as well as a Master of Business and Economics from the Norwegian Business School BI.

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