Statoil CEO Helge Lund wins NOC Executive of the Year
The award will be presented in London in June.
Helge Lund, President & CEO, Statoil has won the 2012 World National Oil Companies Award for NOC Executive of the Year, according to a press release.
The awards recognize the contribution of individuals and organizations to the development of National Oil Companies.
Nominations were open to anyone working within the oil and gas industry. Independent executives then shortlisted those companies who met the judging criteria and finally scores were submitted by each judge to determine the winners in each category.
CEO in Statoil since 2004
Has been political adviser to the Conservative Party of Norway's parliamentary group, a consultant with McKinsey & Co and deputy managing director of Nycomed Pharma AS.
He has an MA in business economics (siviløkonom) from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) in Bergen and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from INSEAD in France.
Ayman Asfari, Group Chief Executive, Petrofac has won the 2012 World National Oil Companies Award for OSC Executive of the Year, while Jim Hackett, CEO, Anadarko has won the 2012 World National Oil Companies Award for IOC Executive of the Year.
The awards will be presented on the evening of 20 June during the gala dinner as part of the annual World National Oil Companies Congress.
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