Equinor have found president and ceo Eldar Sætres successor. The cautious sunnmøringen, and almost reluctant toppsjefen (Sætre expressed that he had not the chief ambitions), followed by enough a safe solution. Anders Opedal has long experience in the company, with broad range of experience. He started as petroleumsingeniør and has since been both executive vice president of the company and country manager in Brazil. In 2016 he got the mission to streamline the company after oljeprisfallet.
the Choice of Norway as well as consolidation and the need for control in a time where the company is going through major changes.Turn On the LydErrorAllerede plus customer? Log into herError EQUINOR: Eldar Sætre resigns as ceo of Equinor, notify the company in a press release Monday morning. Show more
Opedal get a of the country's most difficult jobs. In order to retain its position as the dominant company in Norway and the Nordic countries, Equinor carry out a large-scale transition towards renewable energy. In addition to climate change and increasingly vast, global emissions, there are two other factors that specifically point in this direction: the financial markets are demanding renewable investments and the competition gears in the foot with this. As a state-owned company it will also be impossible for Equinor to stand still or move slowly in the green shift. Even though the Norwegian policy will continue to facilitate for oil investments over the next few years, will the political pressure for reform be increasing.
In an interview with Dagens Næringsliv says Opedal that he in 2013 and 2014 was included in a group of seniorledere in the company should advise the corporate management on how climate change should affect the company's strategies. In that connection he read the technical documents that showed how the changes in climate are man-made, " he says. It is commendable, but shows at the same time where late the deep realization of climate change fell into the top of the oil industry. And now the company has bad time.
The major the challenge for Equinor, like other oil companies, is to find other activities that can replace the huge profitability of oil and gas. The company has large financial resources, but have to use them smart in order to preserve the strength. An engineer with detailed knowledge on both the technical and economic, with experience as a kostnadskutter, can be that the company needs. It requires, however, a clear vision, and a goal for adaptation which is greater than the company has today.
Anders Opedal can be the man who ensures Equinor as a major and relevant alignment for the next few decades, or the man who parked it. It is an enormous task, of national importance.Pointing at the company's biggest problem Leader You can submit your article and opinion piece in Dagbladet here
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