Boyden’s Leadership Series Features ConocoPhillips’ Harald Norvik

  Boyden’s Leadership Series Features ConocoPhillips’ Harald Norvik

- Director of energy giant and former CEO of Statoil discusses the challenges
  and opportunities under the new energy paradigm and the importance of the
                 relationship between management and boards -

Business Wire

OSLO, Norway & HOUSTON -- March 11, 2013

Boyden, a global leader in executive search, today released its latest issue
of the Boyden Leadership Series featuring an in-depth interview with Harald J.
Norvik, a Director of ConocoPhillips and former CEO of Statoil.

Mr Norvik discusses why being CEO is harder today, the importance of the
working relationship between management and boards, the Norwegian board model,
his optimism about hydraulic fracturing and the battle for talent and
resources in the energy industry.

“Harald brings invaluable insight into some of the toughest challenges
involving checks and balances and responsibilities of management and boards
today,” said Trina Gordon, President and CEO of Boyden World Corporation.

Harald J. Norvik is a member of the board of directors for ConocoPhillips. He
serves as the Chairman for the Public Policy Committee and is a member of the
Human Resources and Compensation Committee and Executive Committee.

Mr Norvik was Chairman and Partner at Econ Management AS from 2002 to 2008 and
was a strategic advisor there from 2008 to 2010. Additionally, he served as
Chairman, President and CEO of Statoil from 1988 to 1999. His previous roles
include CEO of Astrup Hoyer between 1986 and 1988 and CFO of Aker Group from
1981 to 1986. In the 1970’s, Norvik held various political positions such as
Advisor to the Prime Minister as well as Deputy Minister in the Ministry for
Oil and Energy.

He currently serves on the board of directors of Petroleum Geo-Services ASA.
Previously, he served as Chairman of the board of directors of Telenor ASA.
Norvik was educated at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business
Administration, graduating in 1971.

The full interview with Mr Norvik is available at

Previous issues of Boyden’s Leadership Series include interviews with António
Mexia, CEO of EDP, Stephan Winkelmann, President & CEO of Automobili
Lamborghini S.p.A., Luís Mira Amaral, CEO of Banco BIC Português, Kathy
O’Connor, Chairman of the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA),
Jeffrey Housenbold, President and CEO of Shutterfly Inc., Jaime Rivera, CEO of
Bladex, Svein Rennemo, Chairman of Statoil, Kristin Skogen Lund, Executive VP
and Group Director of Telenor, Ümran Beba, Region President for Asia Pacific
for PepsiCo, David Gergen, Director of Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership
and a former presidential advisor; Robert Reich, currently Professor of Public
Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and a former US Secretary
of Labor, and James E. Lillie, CEO of Jarden Corporation. All are available on
Boyden’s website.

About the Series

The Boyden Leadership Series is an ongoing publication that highlights the
views of high-profile business leaders on issues relevant to leadership,
management and talent acquisition. The series’ editors conduct interviews with
heads of corporations and other key organisations across the globe to further
growth and the exchange of ideas.

About Boyden World Corporation

Boyden is a global leader in the executive search industry with more than 65
offices in over 40 countries. Founded in 1946, Boyden specialises in high
level executive search, interim management and human capital consulting across
a broad spectrum of industries. For further information, visit the firm’s
website at


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