Mr. Kjetil Solbraekke

  Mr. Kjetil Solbraekke

Mr. Kjetil Solbraekke
Senior Vice President South America, Rystad Energy.

Broad experience from leading positions in the Oil and Gas business over 25 years. CEO upstream experience from Norway and Brazil, as well as extensive experience in M&A, Corporate finance, and Governmental relations. Been responsible for change management processes and providing new strategic direction for Government, National companies, private and listed companies in Norway and abroad. Responsible for the Acquisition of the Peregrino field with Norsk Hydro in Brazil in 2005, for setting up the organisation who delivered the field development plan, and had it approved by the Brazilian authorities in 2007. The project was at that time the largest project world wide for Norsk Hydro. The project was included in Statoil at the time of the merger in 2008. Worked internationally in UK and Brasil over the last 9 years. Have previously been in the following positions :

  • CEO in Panoro Energy and SINTEF do Brasil,
  • SVP in Statoil and Norsk Hydro,
  • CFO in Norsk Hydro,
  • Assistant director general in the Ministry of Petroleum and energy in Norway