Petoro - a driving force on the Norwegian continental shelf

SDFI and Petoro annual report 2016
Ledelsen i Petoro. Foto: Kjetil Alsvik

Executive management

From left: Hege Waldenstrøm Manskow, Marion Svihus, Kjell Morisbak Lund, Grethe Kristin Moen, Ole Njærheim, Olav Boye Siversten and Roy Ruså, (Photo: Kjetil Alsvik)
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President and CEO
MSc chemical engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Career: Extensive experience from Norwegian and international oil and gas activities. Has held a number of management posts in the production, technology and commercial areas at Statoil and Shell. Her most recent post at the latter was head of the E&P business in Norway and of HSE in Europe.

Hege Waldenstrøm Manskow

Vice president organisation and business support
Norwegian Air Force officer's training school, Bachelor of Arts and Human Resources Management Master programme
Career: Broad and extensive experience from the Norwegian Armed Forces, Aker hospital, Leif Höegh & Co, Nexans and DONG E&P Norge. Has held posts including chief personnel officer and, most recently, head of HR and business support in DONG E&P Norge.

Kjell Morisbak Lund

Vice president licences
MSc marine technology, NTNU.
Career: Broad experience from work in upstream and downstream oil and gas activities. This includes positions as a researcher on marine structures in SINTEF, multiple project, staff and management positions in Statoil - most recently as HSE director for midstream and downstream activities. 

Ole Njærheim

Vice president marketing and sales
MBA from the University of Agder, MSc University of Surrey and Certified European Financial Analyst, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)
Career: Has previously held positions as an adviser in Petoro, investment director in IKM Invest and as CEO of ECON Consulting Group. Has extensive international experience from consultancy assignments within energy and investment activity.



Vice president technology
BSc petroleum, Rogaland Regional College.
Career: Extensive experience in Norwegian oil and gas activities from Statoil and Baker Hughes INTEQ. Previously headed Petoro's technology and ICT department.

MArion Svihus

Chief financial officer
MSc in business economics, Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen.
Career: Extensive experience from Statoil, where she held a number of senior management positions in the fields of economics, analysis, finance and strategy. She also has eight years of experience from the banking and financial sector.

Olav Boye Sivertsen

Vice president legal affairs
Law degree from the University of Oslo.
Career: Has previously held posts as legal affairs officer at ExxonMobil, head of the legal affairs department for Mobil Norway, as well as public administration posts with the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, the Ministry of Labour and Local Government and the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. Also has international experience from Mobil's US business.