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Helge Lund

Helge Lund, Chairman



Appointed 26 July 2018


Board and committee activities:

Chair of the people and governance committee, regularly attends the safety and sustainability, remuneration and audit committees


Outside interests:

Chairman of Novo Nordisk AS

Operating Advisor to Clayton Dubilier & Rice

Member of the Board of Trustees of the?International Crisis Group
Member of the European Round Table of Industrialists








Helge Lund became a board director on 26 July 2018 and chairman of the BP board on 1 January 2019.


Helge served as chief executive of BG Group from 2015 to 2016, when the company merged with Shell. He joined BG Group from Equinor (formerly Statoil) where he served as its president and chief executive officer for 10 years from 2004.


Prior to Equinor, he was president and chief executive officer of Aker Kvaerner, an industrial conglomerate with operations in oil and gas, engineering and construction, pulp and paper and shipbuilding. He has also held executive positions in Aker RGI, a Norwegian industrial holding company, and Hafslund Nycomed, an industrial group with business activities in pharmaceuticals and energy.


He has worked as a consultant with McKinsey & Company and has served as a political adviser for the parliamentary group of the Conservative party in Norway.


Helge is chairman of the board of Novo Nordisk AS, a global healthcare company. Prior to joining BP, he was a non-executive director of the oil service group Schlumberger from 2016 to 2018, and Nokia from 2011 to 2014. He is an operating adviser to Clayton Dubilier & Rice, a US investment firm. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Crisis Group and served as a member on the United Nations Secretary-General's Advisory Group on Sustainable Energy from 2011 to 2014. He was appointed as a member of the European Round Table of Industrialists in August 2019.


He has a degree in business economics from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration in Bergen and a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD business school in France.


Relevant skills and experience

Helge has an impressive track record of leadership in the oil and gas industry. His open-minded and forward-looking approach is vital as the industry focuses on the transition to a lower carbon world. He has deep industry knowledge and global business experience – not only in the oil and gas industry but also in pharmaceuticals, healthcare and construction.