Norwegian oil major Equinor, formerly known as Statoil, has added two new members to its board of directors.
Equinor’s nomination committee in late May recommended Anne Drinkwater and Jonathan Lewis as the company’s new board members.
Equinor said on Tuesday that Drinkwater and Lewis were elected as the new members of the board of directors in a meeting at the company’s Corporate Assembly on June 5.
Also, the Nomination Committee re-elected Jon Erik Reinhardsen as chairman and Roy Franklin as deputy chair of the board in addition to re-election of Jeroen van der Veer, Wenche Agerup, Bjørn Tore Godal, and Rebekka Glasser Herlofsen as shareholder-elected members of the board of directors.
Anne Drinkwater was employed with BP from 1978 to 2012, holding a number of different leadership positions in the company. In the period 2009 to 2012, she was the chief executive officer of BP Canada. She was also responsible for operations in the US, Norway, Indonesia, the Middle East, and Africa.
In recent years she served on the board of Tullow Oil in England and Aker Solutions in Norway. Equinor added that Drinkwater stepped down from these boards.
As for Jonathan Lewis, he joined as the chief executive officer to Capita in December 2017 having previously spent 30 years working for large multi-national companies in technology-enabled industries.
Lewis arrived at Capita from Amec Foster Wheeler, a global consulting, engineering, and construction company, where he was the CEO from 2016-2017. Before this, he held a number of senior leadership positions at Halliburton, where he was employed in the period 1996 to 2016.
He previously held several directorships within technology and the oil and gas industry and has an existing board membership with Heriot-Watt University, Industrial Advisory Board.
According to the company, the election of shareholder-elected members to the board of directors enters into effect from July 1, 2018, and is effective until the ordinary election of shareholder-elected members to the board of directors in 2019.