Eirik Waerness

Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist, Equinor

1985, BA in Economics and Comparative Politics, and 1987, MA in Economics, University of Bergen, Norway; postgraduate studies, University of Michigan and University of California, San Diego. 1984-86, with the University of Bergen. 1986-89, with the Centre for Applied Research, Norwegian School of Economics. 1989-94, with Norwegian Ministry of Finance and Customs. 1994-2001, Partner and Senior Economist, Econ Centre for Economic Analysis. 2001-03, Tax Mgr, TOTAL E&P NORGE. 2003-08, various positions with Statoil, latterly as VP, Economic Analysis. 2008-09, Exec. VP, Strategy and Business Dev., and CFO, Stavanger Aftenblad. 2009-10, Managing Director, Pöyry Management Consulting, Norway. Since 2011, with Statoil: 2010-11, Chief Analyst and Head, Energy Market Analysis; since 2011, Chief Economist and VP, Senior VP and Chief Economist. Former Deputy Member, then Member of the Executive Board, Central Bank of Norway. Former Member, Global Agenda Council on the Future of Oil & Gas, World Economic Forum. Non-Exec. Member, Board, SNF AS, Centre for Applied Research, Norwegian School of Economics. Member, Board of Norwegian Financial Supervisory Authority