Neri Askland (born 15 October 1966) took up the position of Vice President Middle East – Development and Production International in May 2012, prior to that he was Country Manager for the GCC region from August 2010 until May 2012. He came from the position of Vice president Manufacturing and Marketing, which he held from August 2007 to July 2010, and prior to that he has had several senior positions in Project Development and Business Development.
Mr Askland holds a MBA from BI in Norway and NTU in Singapore. He joined Statoil ASA in 1997, prior to that he worked 10 years in the contracting industry (Kvaerner, Fabricom and Aker). He has extensive project experience from a range of positions in the international portfolio, which have included expat assignments in Venezuela, Iran and US.