Hege Marie Norheim is a consultant in Spencer Stuart’s Energy and Industrial practices, with a particular emphasis on identifying leading executive talent for business and industry in Norway. She brings to her role extensive experience in the oil & gas industry and as an adviser to Norway’s central government.

Strong background in business and public affairs

  • Hege comes to the firm from multinational Statoil, where she was responsible for the company’s sustainability strategies and global NGO partnerships. She also led the early-phase field development division on the Norwegian Shelf and was responsible for a majority of the companies’ upstream investments, including strategy, portfolio development and the Arctic.
  • Hege joined Statoil through its merger with Norsk Hydro, where she managed the company’s investments in partner-operated fields through the entire value chain from exploration to market. Earlier, she oversaw global communications and public affairs for the company’s energy division.
  • In her role as State Secretary for Norway’s Prime Minister and later for the Finance Minister, Hege was responsible for shaping governmental policy in a wide range of areas, including financial markets and tax policies, educational funding and industrial privatization. She spent eight years as a direct adviser to the Prime Minister, providing counsel on regulations affecting the nation’s industrial, financial, fishery and agricultural, educational and research sectors.

Hege is a graduate of the Norwegian School of Economics with a master’s degree in economics and business administration. She is fluent in Norwegian and English, with conversational skill in German and Spanish.

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