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Thore E. Kristiansen

Executive director (COO)
Exploration & Production business


Thore E. Kristiansen is a member of the Board of Directors and of the Executive Committee of Galp since October 2014 and is responsible for the Galp Exploration & Production business unit.Thore E. Kristiansen was born in Stavanger, Norway, and is 55 years old. He has been a member of Galp’s Board of Directors and of the Executive Committee since October 2014 and is responsible for Galp’s E&P business unit. He was senior Vice-Chairman of Statoil for South America and Chairman of Statoil Brazil from January 2013 until he joined Galp. He was at Statoil for over 25 years, with responsibilities in the areas of distribution of oil products, trading and business negotiation in Norway, UK, Denmark and Germany, in the area of exploration and production, with a special focus on Norway, sub-Saharan Africa and South America, and also corporate functions, particularly in finance and M&A, such as Investor Relations Officer. He was also Chairman of Statoil Germany and Statoil Venezuela. Thore E. Kristiansen holds a degree in Management from the Norwegian School of Management and a Masters in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Stavanger, Norway.

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