Maria Moraeus Hanssen is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Deputy CEO of the leading European independent gas and oil company Wintershall Dea. From January 2018 until closing of the merger with Wintershall in May 2019, Maria Moraeus Hanssen was the CEO of DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG.
Prior to joining DEA, Maria Moraeus Hanssen had been working as the CEO of ENGIE E&P International and Head of E&P Business Unit in the ENGIE Group in Paris for two years. Maria looks back to a broad spectrum of jobs in management and operations in the Norwegian oil and gas industry such as Investment Director at Aker ASA (2008 - 2013), Senior Vice President Gas Supply and Infrastructure at Statoil ASA (2007 - 2008), Vice President / Offshore Installation Manager at Hydro ASA (2006 - 2007), to name but a few.
Maria graduated in "Petroleum Economics and Management" from IFP School - Ecole Nationale Supérieure du Pétrole et des Moteurs, Paris, in 1992 and holds a degree in "Petroleum Engineering" from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, in 1989. She is on the Supervisory Board of Alfa Laval Corporate AB and has served on several boards including Yara International ASA, Hafslund ASA and Det norske oljeselskap ASA.