Known as the current CEOand president of World Petroleum Council (WPC) since July 2017. Before that he was Vice President Programme for both the Moscow and Istanbul Congresses. He is also employed by Statoil also known as Equinor.
Fjaeran has previously served in a variety of technical and managerial positions in Statoil, which he joined in 1980. These positions include geologist and group leader, project leader and international sector manager. In September 1997, he was promoted to senior vice president for exploration and development until September 2000, and was moved to senior vice president of exploration and exploration drilling. In september 2004, he took on the new role of senior vice president for environment and climate. After 7 years in a vice president roll, Fjaeran was finally promoted to president director in July 2007.
Furthermore, he has always had an interest in oil and gas policy issues in Norway, as well as Arctic policy issues engaging in a variety of conferences and environmental committees. As a result of this, he was a member of the “Expert Committee for Arctic Policy” established by the Norwegian Government in 2002. In addition, he has been a chairman for both the Environmental and Energy Policy Committees in the Norwegian Oil Industry Association for several years. He has also been a member of the Executive Committee for the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA), a member of the Hermes Science Board, and an active representative in both EAGE (European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers) and the Norwegian Geological Society.
Born in September 1954, he grew up in Norway and attended the University of Bergen obtaining a Master’s degree in Geology, graduating in 1980. He currently lives in Stavanger, Norway, with his wife and family.