The speakers of the ONS Conference 2014

We are proud to introduce our highly qualified speakers. The theme for ONS 2014 is Changes, and the conference will address the theme through several topics – and speakers with different points of view.

Elon Musk - Tesla, SpaceX and SolarCity

Elon Musk - CC Heisenberg Media

Elon Musk – CC Heisenberg Media

Elon Musk is the CEO and Product Architect of Tesla Motors.
He is the chief designer and CEO of SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies) and is the chairman and principal shareholder of SolarCity, the leading provider of solar power systems in the United States.
He also co-founded PayPal, the world’s leading Internet payment system.

Musk will talk about the possibilities changes can give us. His keynote speach will be during the opening sessinon on 25 August.
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Maria van der Hoeven, The International Energy Agency

Maria van der Hoeven at ONS 2012. Photo: ONS/Bjørn Stuedal.

Maria van der Hoeven at ONS 2012. Photo: ONS/Bjørn Stuedal.

Maria van der Hoeven is the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, IEA, a renowned organisation working to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for all of us. Previously, Ms. Van der Hoeven served as Minister of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands.

At ONS, Ms van der Hoeven will address the challenges in global energy governance in the face of changing worldwide requirements.
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Sara Akbar, Kuwait Energy

Kuwait_Energy_CEO_Sara_AkbarSara Akbar is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Kuwait Energy, one of the few independent oil and gas exploration and production companies in the Middle East. She has had several senior positions in Kuwait Oil Company and Kuwait Foreign Petroleum (KUFPEC).

At ONS, Sara Akbar will speak during an afternoon session on 26 August about the opportunities in the Middle East.
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Prime Minister Erna Solberg

Photo: Thomas Haugersveen/Statsministerens kontor

Photo: Thomas Haugersveen/ Statsministerens kontor

The Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg will speak at the Opening Ceremony on 25 August, where the main theme is Changes.

Tord Lien, Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Norway

Photo: OED/Scanpix

Photo: OED/Scanpix

The Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Tord Lien, will speak on 26 August in a plenary session entitled “The NCS – limitless possibilities, but is the price too high?”

Helge Lund, CEO Statoil

Photo: ONS/Bjørn Stuedal

Photo: ONS/Bjørn Stuedal

Helge Lund has been President and CEO of Statoil ASA since August 2004.

Helge Lund will participate in the plenary session on the opening day of ONS, and address the main theme of ONS 2014, Changes.

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Philip Lambert, CEO Lambert Energy Advisory

philiplambert02[modified]Philip Lambert is the Chief Executive Officer of Lambert Energy Advisory, which is one of London’s leading M&A and Strategic Advisory firms dedicated solely to advising the global energy sector.

Lambert will participate in the plenary morning session on Tuesday 26 May under the topic: “The NCS – limitless possibilities, but is the price too high?”

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Hege Kverneland, CTO at National Oilwell Varco

Hege_Kverneland_articleHege Kverneland, Chief Technical Officer at National Oilwell Varco is one of the speakers on Monday 25 August during the session ‘Mega projects – mega opportunities’.

Kverneland will cover the topic ‘Unconventional gas – the global game changer’ Read more.


Martin Bachmann, BoD, E&P, at Wintershall

ONS 2012: Martin BachmannMartin Bachmann is a member of the Board of Executive Directors at Wintershall.

He will contribute at the plenary session on Wednesday 27 August, under the topic ‘Sneak peek into the future: What will happen in the next 40 years?’ Read more.


Dr. Kjell A. Nordström

KjellNordstrom_thumbDr. Kjell A. Nordström is a renowned professor, author and speaker, and has served as an adviser to several large multinationals throughout the world.

At ONS he will speak about changes in the plenary session on Wednesday 27 August called “Sneak peak into the future: What will happen in the next 40 years?”

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Dr. Homa Bahrami

homaDr. Homa Bahrami is a senior lecturer and faculty director at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. She is also an advisor and author, specialising in organisational design and executive development for global, knowledge-based enterprises.

At ONS she will cover the topic ‘Preparing for the future’ on the Monday afternoon session named “We must work smarter – the need for cultural change”.  Read more.

Khalid A. Al-Falih

Khalid Al-Falih(1)Khalid A. Al-Falih has been the president and chief executive officer of the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) since 2009. With 60,000 employees, Saudi Aramco is an integrated global petroleum company and the leading industrial enterprise in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Aramco manages some of the world’s largest proven oil reserves, and is the world’s largest producer and exporter of crude oil, a major natural gas producer, and a leading player in global refining and petrochemicals.