Helge Lund departs Statoil for BG groupNews // October 17, 2014
BG Group has confirmed the appointment of Helge Lund as Chief Executive and as an Executive Director with effect from 2 March 2015.
Mr Lund is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Statoil. Over the past 10 years, Mr Lund has led the transformation of Statoil into one of the world’s leading oil and gas companies.
Prior to his 10 years as CEO of Statoil, Mr Lund served as the CEO of Aker Kvaerner. He previously also served as Deputy CEO and Chief Financial Officer at the pharmaceutical division of Hafslund Nycomed, an industrial conglomerate.
Andrew Gould, Chairman of BG Group, said: "Helge’s track record speaks for itself. He has built a world-class exploration and production portfolio at Statoil, and the company is now widely admired for its technical expertise, financial performance and strong, values-based culture. He is ideally suited to lead BG Group in the next phase of its growth, and to accelerate the creation and delivery of value for our shareholders, while delivering the group's business plans."