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 Eldar Sætre

Eldar Sætre

Experienced CEO: OBX Index, Public Sector

  • 17 years of senior leadership experience
  • Multi-industry knowledge of oil and gas, renewable energy
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Major Career Roles

Eldar Sætre recently stepped down as CEO of Equinor ASA, the largest oil and gas group on the Norwegian continental shelf and a major global energy company with presence in more than 30 countries. Eldar is a member of the Board of Subsea 7 SA, Fjord Base Holding AS and Trucknor AS and he is Chairman of the Board of Strømberg Gruppen AS, Vartdal Holding AS and Vartdal Plastindustri AS.

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Eldar was appointed President and CEO of Equinor in February 2015, and was instrumental in transforming Equinor into a broader energy company focused on low-carbon strategies and new-energy solutions.

Eldar joined the company in 1980 and held several management positions in the company, mainly in the fields of accounting and finance. He was Executive Vice President and CFO from October 2003 to December 2010, when he became Executive Vice President for Marketing, Processing and Renewable energy (MPR). In MPR, Eldar had responsibility for all downstream, midstream and renewable-energy activities.

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