CEO, Aker BP
Karl Johnny Hersvik has been CEO of Aker BP since May 2014. Prior to joining Aker BP, he served as head of research for Statoil (now Equinor). Hersvik has held a number of specialist and executive positions with companies such as Norsk Hydro and StatoilHydro. Hersvik has a master’s degree in industrial mathematics from the University of Bergen.
Jannicke Nilsson joined Equinor in 1999 and has held a number of central management positions within Upstream Operations Norway, including SVP for Technical Excellence in Technology, Projects, and Drilling, SVP for Operations North Sea, VP for Modifications and Project Portfolio Bergen, and Platform Manager at Oseberg South. Nilsson has a master’s degree in cybernetics and process automation from the University of Stavanger.
Managing Director, Lundin Energy Norway
Kristin Færøvik has served as Managing Director of Lundin Energy Norway since 2015. She got her start in the oil and gas industry in 1986, and has worked in petroleum engineering and leadership roles with BP, Marathon Oil, and Bergen Group ASA. Færøvik has a master’s degree in petroleum engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Session Moderator - John Markus Lervik | Co-Founder and CEO, Cognite
John Markus Lervik is CEO and co-founder of Cognite. He is one of Norway's best-known tech entrepreneurs. In 1997, he co-founded Fast Search & Transfer (FAST), where he served as CTO until 2001, then as CEO through Microsoft’s acquisition of the company in 2008. In 2010, John Markus founded Cxense, a publicly traded software company. Lervik has a Ph.D. from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).