Eldar Sætre resigns from Equinor

The Norwegian oil giant has already found a new CEO after Eldar Sætre has announced his resignation. The CEO steps down from a 40-year career at Equinor, where he has set an ambitious course for the coming decades.

First Ørsted's Henrikm Poulsen, then Markus Tacke from Siemens Gamesa and more recently Vattenfall's Magnus Hall – and now Equinor CEO Eldar Sætre: The global energy sector is seeing many high-profile exits this year. | Photo: Ntb Scanpix/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

A longer period of speculation can now come to an end. After working 40 years for Equinor and serving as the group's chief executive for the last five and a half years, the 64-year-old has decided to hang his hat, informs Equinor in a press release.

The new man at the helm of the group will be Anders Opedal, who assumes the position on November 2 2020.

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