Magne Hovden is Chief HR Officer and SVP People and Leadership, Equinor. He has held this position since 1 September 2011. Hovden has 20 years experience from the oil and gas industry. He joined Statoil in 2009 as VP HR for Projects & Procurement. Before this he was Chief of staff & SVP in STX Europe. He was SVP HR & HSE in Aker Solutions, SVP HR Engineering & Constructon in Aker Kværner,, and VP Global Learning Centre for Aker Kværner Business Partner.