Kjetel Digre

Aker Solutions

Chief Executive Officer

Kjetel Digre, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) was named CEO of Aker Solutions in 2020. He is head of the Executive Management Team, and overall accountable for all operations, business and performance of Aker Solutions and reports to the board of directors. Kjetel Digre’s career includes several key leadership positions and responsibility for several demanding projects and operations. Prior to his current job as CEO for Aker solutions, he was Senior Vice President and head of Operations and Asset Development with the oil and gas operator Aker BP. Before that, he had key management roles with Cognite, a world leading company for digitalization of industrial operations. Mr. Digre also worked in Equinor from 1993 to 2018, where he held several positions within project execution and field development. He was SVP and Project Director for the Johan Sverdrup Field Development, one of the world’s largest oil and gas projects in that period. Johan Sverdrup is internationally recognized as a success, with Phase 1 coming on stream ahead of time and below budget, and with the current Phase 2 also on track. Mr. Kjetel Digre holds an MSc with distinction in Subsea and Petroleum Engineering from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Sessions With Kjetel Digre

Monday, 7 March

  • 02:10pm - 02:50pm (CST) / 07/mar/2022 08:10 pm - 07/mar/2022 08:50 pm

    Strategies to Get to Net Zero

    Panel Markets/Economics/Strategy

    In “Net Zero by 2050: A Roadmap for the Global Energy Sector,” IEA stated that net zero by 2050 requires “nothing short of a total transformation of the energy system that underpins our economies,” and “the pathway is narrow but achievable.” The last 24 months has seen a groundswell of net-zero commitments by countries emitting over 90% of GHG. Corporate strategies increasingly recognize the net-zero goal. Meanwhile, after the 2020 pandemic-induced drop, global GHG concentrations increase and annual emissions rise. Net zero by OECD countries and major companies is necessary but insufficient. Can the global economy grow while emissions decline? In order to achieve net zero targets, emissions need to decline within this decade in emerging economies. Is this feasible? Can decarbonization accelerate in the power sector? When can power sector GHG emissions approach zero in OECD and in developing countries? Oil has been the major transportation fuel; transport sector emissions continue to increase. How far can the transport sector be electrified?