Norway's Equinor has appointed Ulrica Fearn as chief financial officer (CFO) and executive vice president, with effect from June 16, 2021, the company announced on Wednesday.
Fearn will succeed acting CFO Svein Skeie, who will become senior vice president and CFO of Performance Management and Risk with effect from the same date.
As CFO, Fearn will lead Equinor’s global finance organization and be responsible for treasury and tax, investor relations, performance management and risk, accounting and financial compliance, business development and corporate mergers and acquisitions, corporate strategy and global business services.
She holds a master’s degree in business and finance from the University of Halmstad.
"I am thrilled to join Equinor and return to my native Scandinavia. Equinor has a strong business, a strong position, a proud history, and an exciting change journey ahead. I look forward to working with the team to further strengthen the company," Fearn said.
"I am pleased to welcome Ulrica to Equinor and our leadership team. Her deep and extensive experience in leading financial operations, as well as driving operational, control and shared services results, will make a strong contribution to the leadership of Equinor," said Anders Opedal, president and CEO of Equinor.
By Murat Temizer