SDFI and Petoro annual report 2023
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Board of directors of Petoro

Gunn Wærsted. Photo: Anne Lise Norheim

Gunn Wærsted


Year of election: 2014
Other directorships: Chair of Obton AS, director of FIL Ltd – group holding company for Fidelity International and Eight Roads Limited
Education: MBA, BI Norwegian Business School.
Career: Executive vice president of DnB responsible for capital management and life insurance, in addition to being chief executive of Vital Forsikring ASA and member of corporate executive management, 1999-2002; CEO, SpareBank 1 Gruppen AS, and head of SpareBank 1 Alliance, 2002-2007. Global head of wealth management, president of Nordea Bank Norge and member of the corporate executive management of Nordea, 2007-2016).
Brian Bjordal. Photo: Anne Lise Norheim

Brian Bjordal

Deputy chair
Year of election: 2016
Occupation: Self-employed
Other directorships: Deputy chair of Helse Fonna Health Trust
Education: Civil engineer, BSc, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
Career: 1984 - 2001: Statoil ASA, senior engineer pipelines & structures; head of Pipeline and Platform Inspection, asset owner representative Europipe development, head of early-phase studies Europipe II, Åsgard Transport, Ekofisk by-pass, Franpipe, director of Process plant Kårstø, director Troll / Sleipner area (Development and Production Norway); 2001 - 2015: Gassco AS, President and CEO
Arne Sigve Nylund. Photo: Anne Lise Norheim

Arne Sigve Nylund

Year of election: 2023
Occupation: Self-employed.
Other directorships: Chair of Ocean Installer, director of Archer
Education: Mechanical engineer in operations technology, BSc in business economics
Career: Technical/operative management roles at Mobil Exploration Inc./Statoil (1983-1996), OIM Gullfaks (1996-2001), VP for Production at Equinor (2001-2009), VP for Production for Onshore Plants at Equinor (2009-2013), EVP of Development & Production Norway at Equinor (2014-2021), EVP of Projects, Drilling & Procurement at Equinor (2021-2022)
Kristin Skofteland. Photo: Anne Lise Norheim

Kristin Skofteland


Year of election: 2020
Occupation: Chief Commercial Officer & Legal Counsel Beyonder AS
Education: Law degree from the University of Tromsø, Attorney and TRIUM Executive MBA
Career: Various positions in Total Norge AS, including Legal Director and then Director of Gas and Oil Sales, Strategy, Business Development and R&D
Trude J. H. Fjeldstad. Photo: Anne Lise Norheim

Trude J. H. Fjeldstad

Year of election: 2015
Occupation: Business Development Director at Hydro Rein AS
Education: Economics degree from the University of Oslo, MBA in Corporate Finance from NHH, MSc in Technology Management (MTM) from NTNU
Career: Various positions in Statkraft and Hydro, including Vice President and general manager of Statkraft Tofte, general manager of Treasury Centre SA; secretary to the board of Statkraft; senior gas manager at Statkraft; chief executive of Paine de l'Ain Power SAS and portfolio manager for gas at Norsk Hydro
May Linda Glesnes. Photo: Anne Lise Norheim

May Linda Glesnes

Director (elected by the employees)
Year of election: 2020
Occupation: Senior financial adviser, Petoro AS
Education: MSc in Business from University of Edinburgh, Master's degree in finance from the University of Wollongong.
Career: Senior financial adviser at Petoro, senior project economist at Subsea 7, financial adviser at Sparebank1 in Kongsberg
Jonas Olsson. Photo: Anne Lise Norheim

Jonas Olsson  

Director (elected by the employees)
Year of election: 2022
Occupation: Senior commercial adviser, Petoro AS
Education: Master's degree with specialisation in finance from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). Bachelor's degree in finance and administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)
Career: Broad experience from commercial, financial, strategy, business development and market analysis at Petoro