Petoro - a driving force on the Norwegian continental shelf

SDFI and Petoro annual report 2013

Board of directors of Petoro

Behind from left: Anniken Gravem, Gunn Wærsted, Per A Schøyen and Nils-Henrik Mørch von der Fehr. Seated front from left: Ragnar Sandvik, Gunnar Berge and Hilde Myrberg. (Photo: Emile Ashley)


Gunnar Berge [1940]

Years of election/re-election: 2007/2015
Other directorships: University of Stavanger, Western Norway Regional Health Authority, Norwegian Petroleum Museum.
Education: Technical college, 1957- 58, Trade union college, 1966, and various courses. Skilled plate worker.
Career: Director-general, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, 1997-2007, minister of local government, 1992-96, minister of finance, 1986-89, member of the Storting (parliament) for Rogaland, delegate to the UN general assembly, a number of important posts in the Norwegian Labour Party, including parliamentary leader and key committee posts in the Storting and party organisation, industrial worker in the 1950s and 1960s.

Hilde Myrberg [1957]

Deputy chair
Years of election/re-election:
Other directorships: director, CGGVeritas SA, member, corporate assembly, Jotun AS and Gjensidige AS, member, nomination committee, Det Norske Oljeselskap ASA and NBT.
Education: Law degree, MBA from Insead.
Career: Head, market sector, Hydro Oil & Energy, 2002-06, and otherwise held a number of posts in Hydro, including business development for Hydro Energy, head of marketing activities in the power area, corporate legal executive and board secretary.

Gunn Wærstad [1955]

Years of election/re-election:
Occupation: Executive vice president and member of group executive management, Nordea AB (publ) and country senior executive/CEO, Nordea Bank Norge ASA, 2007-.
Other directorships: Director, Nordea Bank Danmark and Nordea Bank Finland, chair, Nordea Life Holding and Nordea Bank SA AB, member of nomination committee, Schibsted ASA, council member, Veritas ASA, board member, Finance Norway.
Education: MBA, BI Norwegian Business School.
Career: A number of management/senior executive positions in banking and insurance, including executive vice president in DnB responsible for capital management and life insurance, CEO, Vital Forsikring ASA and member of corporate executive management, 1999-2002, CEO, SpareBank 1 Gruppen AS, and head, SpareBank 1 Alliance, 2002-07.

Per A Schøyen [1947]

Years of election/re-election:
Occupation: Partner, Kluge Advokatfirma DA, Stavanger
Education: Law degree, various management programmes.
Career: Partner at Kluge since 2005. With Esso/ ExxonMobil 1977-2004, head of corporate affairs from 1989, other positions in Norway and abroad. Also deputy judge and assistant police attorney.

Nils-Henrik Mørch von der Fehr [1960]

ears of election/re-election:
Occupation: Professor of community economics, University of Oslo.
Education: Economics degree.
Career: Has held a number of academic posts at the University of Oslo, and also lectured at the Universities of Heidelberg and Oxford. In addition, he has held a number of public and private posts, including member/chair of several official committees.

Ragnar Sandvik [1973]

Director (elected by the employees)
Years of election/re-election:
Occupation: Senior adviser, finance, Petoro
Education: MSc business economics, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)
Career: Experience from various roles in Petoro in commercial,licence management and economics, 2002-. Consultant, Accenture, 1999-2002.

Anniken Gravem

Director (elected by the employees)
Years of election/re-election:
Occupation: Senior adviser, technology, Petoro
Education: MSc engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), 1992
Career: Number of years of experience in sub-surface work related to exploration and producing fields with contractor and operator companies (Schlumberger, Statoil, Halliburton and Petoro). Joined Petoro in 2009.