Egil Aanestad

CEO, Norwegian Energy Solutions

Egil Aanestad has more than 30 years of leadership experience from the supply industry, including Managing Director and Chairman of the Board of Halliburton Scandinavia.

During his career, Aanestad has had several duties in the organisations connected to the industry, like Board member of The Norwegian Oil and Gas Association, Chair of the supplier board, member of the Technical Advisory Board of the Norwegian Petroleum Society and NHO’s Supervisory Board.

Aanestad has an extensive network and long experience in establishing projects with broad collaboration from the industry.


Jorunn Sætre

Project Manager, Norwegian Energy Solutions

Jorunn J. Sætre has extensive technology, industry and leadership experience primarily from the petroleum industry She holds a degree in chemical engineering. Her work experience spans over more than three decades, including ten years of international assignments.


Sætre has held a wide range of board directorships of listed and unlisted companies. She has been a board director of several organizations including Norwegian Oil and Gas, and the Confederation of Enterprise (NHO). 

Kristoffer W. Moldekleiv

EU Advisor, Norwegian Energy Solutions

Kristoffer W. Moldekleiv started his position in NES in June 2021. His main task is to advise and support cluster members with information around national and international public support systems, including the EU financial support instruments.

He has a Bachelor’s degree in International Business from University of Brighton and a Master’s degree in Media and Communication from the London School of Economics. He also holds a certificate of apprenticeship in mechanical engineering and officer training from the Royal Norwegian Air Force’s Officer Candidate School.

Moldekleiv has work experience as instructor at the Royal Norwegian Navy’s Recruit School, President of ANSA (Association of Norwegian Students Abroad), Finance Advisor in Shell and Asset Analyst in Equinor. Prior to joining NES, he worked at the University of Stavanger as Project Manager for an EU Horizon 2020 innovation project.


Linda Berg Kjærås

Communication manager, Norwegian Energy Solutions

Linda Berg Kjærås has almost 20 years experience within the communications field. Before joining Norwegian Energy Solutions in March 2021, she worked 15 years in the oil and gas business, and a few years in academia and finance.

Kjærås has her educational background from Napier University in Edinburgh, where she studied Communication. She has also studied English at Høgskolen i Stavanger.