Svein has a total of 15 years of experience as an Executive Search Consultant, of which five years in a combined role as Executive Search Consultant and Country Manager for Mercuri Urval in four countries. Due to his own management experience in the energy and oil/gas sector, he has particular experience serving clients within these sectors, often with international mandates. Svein has also gained good insights from Executive Search assignments for the public and voluntary sectors as well as from the life science sector.
Svein has held senior management positions in Royal Dutch Shell, Schlumberger, Statkraft and Aker Solutions. In several of these roles, Svein has led complex restructuring processes in multicultural company structures.
He is educated at the Royal Norwegian Air Force Academy and Norwegian School of Management and he speaks fluent English.