Hege Marie Norheim

Hege Marie Norheim

Hege Marie Norheim – Senior Vice President Corporate Sustainability Unit Statoil

Hege Marie Norheim is Senior Vice President for Statoil’s Corporate Sustainability Unit, which provides strategic direction and drives the company’s social, environmental and climate policy and performance. She has more than 23 years of experience in business development, strategy, communications, sustainability and Norwegian politics and governance.

During her 7 years at Statoil Hege Marie has held numerous leadership roles including: senior vice president for business development on the Norwegian Continental Shelf; senior vice president for arctic and sub-arctic business development activities; and senior vice president for the corporate climate unit. In the latter, Hege was responsible for setting the strategic agenda for Statoil’s climate ambitions and actions. Hege joined Statoil when the company merged with Norsk Hydro in 2007.

At Norsk Hydro, Hege served first as communications vice president for the oil and gas division, and later as vice president for partner operated licenses.

Prior to joining Norsk Hydro, Hege worked for several years in the Norwegian government as advisor for the Norwegian Prime Minister's Office. She served as state secretary to the Prime Minister in 2000 and to the Minister of Finance in 2001.

Hege was elected as the first female vice president in the Word Petroleum Congress executive committee in 2005, a position she held until 2007. She has also served in several Board of Directors within the finance sector, telecom and processing industry as well as public enterprises within the cultural sphere.

Hege holds an MSc in Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics with major in finance from Hochshule St.Gallen, Switzerland. She lives in Oslo, Norway and has three sons.


Hege Marie Norheim's talk: ”Role of Oil and Gas in future sustainable energy systems”