Eystein Eikesdal is currently Senior Advisor, UK Country Office at Equinor.  Before that he was Vice President for Corporate Strategy and Innovation within Equinor’s Global Strategy Business Development, and previously Vice President for Financial Projects within Statoil’s Corporate Finance department. He has also been Head of Statoil’s Finance Group in Moscow as well as Head of Industry Analysis in the company’s International E&P Strategy department.  Prior to the merger of Statoil ASA with the oil and gas assets of Norsk Hydro ASA, he held a variety of positions in Statoil within the International E&P Business Development division, the Natural Gas division and Norwegian Continental Shelf Exploration & Production. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree from the University of Birmingham, UK, and is a Master of Business Administration from Bayes Business School, (City University) London.