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Else Hafstad
Founder and Managing Director

  • Result-oriented strategy and business development specialist with a broad technology background and extensive experience from large scale integrated project management and joint industry technology developments across the oil & gas value chain

  • Two-time Honoree of Reader Energy’s “Key Women in Americas” a super-regional honors program identifying, recognizing and honoring excellence in individual performance in the energy industry

  • Recipient of “The North Sea Oil & Gas Industry Award” for personal engagement and leadership in the creation of joint business development opportunities between oil & gas operators and the supplier industry

  • U.S. Country Manager for INTSOK – Norwegian Oil and Gas Partners

  • Diplomat Vice Consul - Oil & Gas at the Royal Norwegian Consulate in Houston

  • 20-year Senior Coprorate Management Experience from global O&G operators Statoil, Shell and BG Group; as Director of Corporate Strategic Technology, Technology Strategy Manager and Group Technology Partnership Manager responsible for development and delivery of large scale collaborative R&D programs, Technology, IP, and Procurement Strategies, as well as development and leadership of new business opportunities, JVs, strategic alliances and long-term partnerships

  • 10-year Executive Management and Board Experience from international supplier companies, JVs and joint industry projects; as President & CEO, CIO and Managing Director of various start-up companies

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