Helge Lund

Chair of the Board and chair of the Nomination Committee

Helge Lund


Position and management duties

Mr Lund is Chair of the Board of BP p.l.c., UK, and serves as operating advisor to Clayton Dubilier & Rice, US. 

Mr Lund is also Chair of the board of Inkerman Holding AS, Norway and member of the boards of P/F Tjaldur, Faroe Islands and Belron SA, Luxembourg. Furthermore, Mr Lund is a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Crisis Group.

Former positions

Mr Lund served as chief executive of BG Group plc, UK, the global oil and gas company, from 2015 to 2016 when the company was acquired by Shell. Prior to that Mr Lund served as president and CEO of Equinor ASA (formerly known as Statoil ASA), Norway, from 2004 to 2014. From 2002 to 2004 Mr Lund served as president & CEO of Aker Kvaerner ASA, Norway, an industrial conglomerate with operations in oil and gas, engineering and construction, pulp and paper, and shipbuilding. Prior to this Mr Lund has also held executive positions in Aker RGI ASA, Norway, an industrial holding company, and Hafslund Nycomed, Norway, an industrial group with business activities in pharmaceuticals and energy.

Novo Nordisk

From 2014 to 2015 Mr Lund was a member of the Board of Directors of Novo Nordisk A/S and Mr Lund was elected to the Board of Novo Nordisk A/S again in March 2017. In March 2018 he was elected as chair of the Board of Directors and has most recently been re-elected in March 2020. His term as a board member expires in March 2021.

In March 2020 the Board of Directors of Novo Nordisk A/S assessed that Mr Lund is regarded as an independent board member as defined in Section 3.2.1 of the Recommendations on Corporate Governance designated by Nasdaq Copenhagen.

Mr Lund became a member of the Nomination Committee at Novo Nordisk A/S in March 2017 and Mr Lund became chair of the Nomination Committee in March 2018.

Special competences

In January 2020, the Board of Directors assessed that the special competences possessed by Mr Lund that are important for the performance of his duties are his extensive executive and board experience in large multinational companies and significant financial knowledge.


  • 1991: MBA, INSEAD, France.
  • 1987: MA in Economics, Norwegian School of Economics & Business Administration (NHH), Norway.

Nationality and age

Mr Lund is a Norwegian national, born October 1962.