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Helge Lund

Helge Lund - Independent non-executive director and Chairman designate



Appointed 26 July 2018


Board and committee activities:

Chair of the chairman’s, results and nomination & governance committees, regularly attends the safety, ethics and environment assurance, audit, remuneration and geopolitical 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








Helge Lund became chairman of the BP board on 1 January 2019.


Helge Lund served as Chief Executive of BG Group from 2015 to 2016 when the company merged with Shell. He joined BG Group from Statoil where he served as President & CEO for 10 years from 2004.


Prior to Statoil, he was President & CEO 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 advisor for the parliamentary group of the Conservative party in Norway.


Helge Lund is Chairman of the Board of Novo Nordisk AS, a global healthcare company. He has been a non-executive director of the oil service group Schlumberger (2016-18), and Nokia (2011-14).


He is an Operating Advisor to Clayton Dubilier & Rice, the 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 in the period 2011-14.


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