Petoro - a driving force on the Norwegian continental shelf

SDFI and Petoro annual report 2017
Executive management in Petoro. Photo: Anne Lise Norheim

Executive management

From left: Kjell Morisbak Lund, Jonny Mæland, Ole Njærheim, Hege Waldenstrøm Manskow, Grethe Kristin Moen, Roy Ruså and Olav Boye Siversten. (Photo: Anne Lise Norheim)
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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 in Statoil and in Shell, where her most recent post was head of the E&P business in Norway and head 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 positions 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 included 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.


Chief financial officer
MBA from the University of Agder and specialisation in business analytics from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in Bergen
Career: Extensive experience from various positions, both domestically and internationally, in ConocoPhillips since 1998, with the exception of two years as Finance Manager in Norwegian Energy Company ASA. Comes from the position of Director Financial Reporting and Analysis in ConocoPhillips Norge.

Olav Boye Sivertsen

Vice president legal affairs
Law degree from the University of Oslo. 
Career: Has previously held positions as attorney in ExxonMobil, head of the legal affairs department for Mobil Norway, as well as public administration positions at 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.