Harald Norvik, a member of the advisory board of OILspace, is "the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Statoil (1988-1999), the national oil company of Norway and the third largest seller of crude oil in the world.
"Mr. Norvik has played an important part in the development of European and Scandinavian energy markets through his leadership roles in both the private and public sector. He served as the Deputy Minister of Petroleum and Energy from 1979 to 1981 and was the Personal Secretary to the Prime Minister from 1976 to 1979.
"Mr. Norvik has also held numerous government positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Institute of Technology and been the Group Secretary for Industrial and Financial Affairs. After leaving the government in 1981, Mr. Norvik joined Aker mek. Verksted A/S as Director of Finance and was a Senior Executive Vice President from 1985 to 1987. From 1986 to 1987, he was the President of Astrup Hoyer A/S. Mr. Norvik has been the Alternating Chairman of the Board of Directors of Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS), Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Den norske Bank ASA and Advisor to the Executive Board of PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Norvik earned his M.S. in Business from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration in Bergen."