Education: MSc in business economics, University of Agder, specialising in business analysis from NHH in Bergen.
Career: Mæland has broad experience within the oil industry and comes from the position of Director Financial Reporting and Analysis in ConocoPhillips Norway since January 2014. With the exception of two years (2011 to 2013) as Finance Manager in Noreco, Mæland has been in various positions nationally and internationally in Phillips and ConocoPhillips since 1998.
Financial and Digitalisation: The department is responsible for financial management of Petoro’s activity and the State’s direct financial interest (SDFI). The department is also responsible for preparing budgets and long-term forecasts for use in the company’s planning and strategy work. Profitability assessments in connection with investment decisions and analyses of other relevant business issues are also an important part of the department’s area of responsibility.
The department also has responsibility for the company’s internal and external digitalisation work, as well as IT operations and data management. Petoro views digitalisation as one of the most important instruments for improved profitability in the SDFI portfolio and for efficient operation of the company.