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 Harald Norvik

Harald Norvik

Experienced Chair: OBX, Public Sector, Private Sector
Experienced CEO: Private Sector 

  • 39 years of international senior leadership experience 
  • Multi-industry knowledge in finance, oil & gas, telecommunications, aviation, transportation
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Major Career Roles

Harald Norvik has been Chairman of Scandinavian Airline Systems, Chairman of Telenor ASA, Chairman of the Oslo Stock Exchange, TV2, and Deputy Chairman of PGS ASA. He has also served as Chairman in Deep Ocean Holding BV, Umoe ASA, and chaired the Advisory Board of DNB.

Industry Knowledge

He has served on Boards and as Chairman in a number of international and Norwegian companies. For 15 years he served as a Board member and the last year as Lead Director in ConocoPhillips Inc. 

Harald has been Chief Financial Officer of the Aker Group and Chief Executive Officer of Astrup Hoyer, and for 12 years was President and the Chief Executive Officer of OGF STATOIL (now Equinor).

Harald was the Personal Advisor to the Prime Minister of Norway for 3 years and State Secretary/Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy for 2 years. 

Harald is currently Chairman of NRC (a global refuge organisation), Chairman of Kraft Bank, Chairman of BOS PS Group and Chairman of Barratt Due Music Institute.

Harald is also the Chairman of the Nomination Committee for OGF Veidekke ASA and PGS ASA. 

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