Rune Olav Pedersen (1970) joined PGS in October 2010 and became President and CEO in 2017.
Before assuming his current responsibilities, he was PGS' General Counsel and Head of Legal, combined with leading PGS' communication, strategic customer relations, marketing, and corporate development functions.
Prior to joining PGS, he served for four years as a partner in the law firm Arntzen de Besche, specializing in oil and gas; he previously worked as an attorney and associate in the same firm.
Rune started his career as a junior research fellow at the University of Oslo and has also served as a deputy judge at district court level, in Norway.
He currently serves as a board member of the E&P company, OKEA.
Rune has a law degree from the University of Oslo, a post-graduate diploma in European competition law from Kings College London, and an MBA from London Business School.