Anders Opedal


President & Chief Executive Officer

Anders Opedal was appointed President and CEO of Equinor on 2 November 2020. Anders joined Equinor in 1997 as a petroleum engineer in the Statfjord operations. Since then, he has held a range of technical, operational and leadership positions in the company. From 2007 to 2010, he served as Chief Procurement Officer. In 2011, he took on the role as Senior Vice President in Technology, Projects and Drilling; where he was responsible for Equinor’s entire project portfolio. Anders also served as Equinor’s Chief Operating Officer before taking the role as Senior Vice President for Development, Production International Brazil. From August 2018 to October 2018, he was Executive Vice President for Development, Production Brazil. From 2018 to 2020, Anders held a position as Executive Vice President Technology, Projects and Drilling. Prior to Equinor, he worked for Schlumberger and Baker Hughes. Education: MBA from Heriot-Watt University and Master degree in Engineering (sivilingeniør) from the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH) in Trondheim.

Sessions With Anders Opedal

Monday, 1 March

  • 12:30pm - 01:00pm (CST) / 01/mar/2021 06:30 pm - 01/mar/2021 07:00 pm


    How Governments & Businesses Align on Net Zero

    Panel Markets/Economics/Strategy Clean Tech Geopolitics/Policy/Regulatory Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability Decarbonization Pathways

    The European Union is the first regional body to commit itself to net-zero emissions by 2050. Globally, two thirds of the world’s emissions are in countries committed to net zero. Governments will shape the policies, laws, and regulations that drive investment and business strategies. Companies will drive innovation, technology, and investments that make net zero a reality. This discussion with government and industry leaders will foreshadow the challenges and opportunities for aligning interests.