Creating future energy opportunities
Having spent almost 14 years in the US, Anne will locate to Stavanger. She comes to the ONS Foundation with extensive experience from the oil and energy industry, as well as facilitating collaboration between US and Norwegian partners. With a proven ability to manage establishment of new relationships, and developing strategies for strengthening collaboration between organisations, Anne is ideal for the role.
On coming into ONS, Anne remarked
“I can’t wait to join the ONS team and be part of creating future energy opportunities through new-thinking and by coming together. ONS has always embraced collaboration and partnerships. We will take this to the next level in Norway and internationally. Let’s Innovate on all fronts!”
Prior to joining ONS, Anne Ekern held the position of Senior Advisor at The Royal Norwegian Consulate General in Houston. In her new role Anne will build on the success of ONS as the leading energy meeting place. She will be responsible for developing an ONS partnership strategy and execute the strategy to increase and strengthen ONS activities.
“We are pleased that Anne is joining our team. Anne has a long-standing reputation from top executive roles in oil and energy, among these serving as Director of Public Relations for the Ministry of Industry and Energy. Her track record and experience will be critical to the further development and growth of ONS,” says Leif Johan Sevland, President and CEO of ONS.
Founded in 1974, ONS has developed into a global energy meeting place connecting international suppliers, operating companies and decision makers. ONS takes place every second year in Stavanger, Norway. The next event is 27 – 30 August 2018.