Statoil's Strategy Chief Knight to Leave Oil Firm in 2019
John Knight, Statoil's head of global strategy and business development, will leave the Norwegian oil firm in 2019, Statoil said in its annual report on Friday. Knight, a British citizen who has been working at Statoil since 2002, has been a key figure in the international expansion of the Norwegian state-controlled firm in recent years. "Based on a mutual understanding, John Knight, employed by Statoil UK, will end his employment with the company as of 1 January 2019," said the report. (Reporting by Gwladys Fouche, editing by Terje Solsvik)
Changes in Statoil's Top Deck
, adding the restructuring showed that Brazil was an increasingly important business area for Statoil.The current head of the international development and production division, Lars Christian Bacher, will replace Hans Jakob Hegge as Chief Financial Officer. Hegge will become U.S. country manager.John Knight, Statoil's head of global strategy and business development, who is based in London, will be replaced by Al Cook, an executive in the international development and production division, who was once chief of staff to BP CEO Bob Dudley.Tim Dodson remains Statoil's head of exploration."