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Statoil elected new board members

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Staff writer | Stavanger, Norway | June 12, 2013
StatoilJune 12, 2013, Stavanger, Norway - Statoil ASA, an oil and gas company, announces that Catherine Hughes and James J. Mulva were elected as new shareholder representatives to the board, effective July 1, 2013.
Ms. Hughes has an extensive career within the oil and gas industry. From 2009 to 2013 she worked for Nexen, located in Alberta, Canada, first as vice president operational services, technology and HR and from 2012 as executive vice president responsible for all activities outside Canada. From 2005 to 2009, she was VP exploration and production services then VP oil sands at Husky Oil.

Prior to that Ms. Hughes spent 20 years with Schlumberger and held key positions in various countries including Nigeria, Italy, France, UK, Canada and USA. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon. Neither Hughes nor her close associates hold shares in Statoil.

Mr. Mulva was president and CEO of Houston-based ConocoPhillips from 2002 until retirement in 2012. From 2004 to 2012 he also served as chairman of the board. Prior to this he was chairman, president and CEO of Phillips Petroleum from 1999 to 2002.

Mr. Mulva started his career in the oil and gas industry with Phillips Petroleum Company in 1973 and held positions within the finance area, being chief financial officer from 1990 -1993. He served as chief operating officer, responsible for all operations including refineries, offshore and onshore activities from 1994 to 1999.

He holds a Master of Business Administration from University of Texas. Mulva presently serves at the board of directors of General Motors and General Electric.

Board members Roy Franklin and Lady Barbara Judge have notified the nomination committee that they do not wish to stand for re-election to the board of directors. Svein Rennemo was re-elected as chair and Grace Reksten Skaugen as deputy chair of the board of directors. Borge Brende, Bjorn Tore Godal, Maria Johanna Oudeman and Jakob Stausholm are re-elected as shareholder representatives to the board.

Further, the corporate assembly has re-elected Lill-Heidi Bakkerud as employee representative to the Statoil board of directors. Ingrid Di Valerio and Stig Laegreid have been elected as new employee representatives.

The following persons have been elected as deputy members for the board's employee representatives (with the following priority): Per Steinar Stamnes, Per Gunnar Stavland, Jorunn Birkeland, Trine Christel Thomassen Holsen and Heikki Lehmoinen Oltedal.