• March 10 - 14, 2025

Anders Opedal


President & Chief Executive Officer

When taking on the position as President and CEO in August 2020, Opedal stated that Equinor will be a leading company in the energy transition. Driven by the company’s purpose to turn natural resources into energy for people and progress for society, Anders Opedal presented ambitions for Equinor to reach net zero by 2050. Optimising oil and gas, accelerating renewables and building low carbon value chains are the pillars of the strategy. While limiting climate change remains pivotal, during the last year security of supply has emerged as a top priority for the energy sector, and a stark reminder of the need to secure a responsible energy transition. Equinor plays a key role as the largest reliable supplier of piped gas and shipped crude to Europe, while building solutions for a low carbon future. Opedal joined Equinor in 1997, and has held senior leadership positions since 2007, including heading up Equinor’s operations in Brazil.

Sessions With Anders Opedal

Monday, 18 March

  • 02:55pm - 03:35pm (CST) / 18/mar/2024 07:55 pm - 18/mar/2024 08:35 pm

    Energy Companies of the Future

    Strategy and Business Models

    Although the energy transition is the focus of every energy company, emissions continue to increase and demand for hydrocarbons is at an all-time high. The direction of travel appears to be clear—increasing focus on climate and sustainability—but the pace is less certain and uneven globally. For investors, the correlation between sustainability and market performance is unclear, raising concerns over how to generate returns while meeting demands for sustainable portfolios. What is the vision for the energy company of the future? How do companies generate returns while accelerating energy transition?  Will the energy transition need higher energy prices? How do emerging and developing countries attract capital and talent from international companies?