On Monday, Equinor ASA (NYSE:EQNR) announced a shift change as six-year CEO Eldar Saetre retires to open the door for 23-year Equinor veteran Anders Opedal. With an engineering background and a passion for renewable investment, Opedal’s promotion gives Equinor crucial C-suite backing to accelerate its investments into renewable energy.

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Opedal is Equinor’s executive vice president (EVP) of technology, projects, and drilling. He’ll take the helm as the new CEO of Equinor on November 2.

Norway’s largest energy company has been vocal about its dedication to the energy transition, setting aggressive spending and capacity goals. Opedal made it clear that one of his main focuses will be making Equinor a leader in the energy transition with aggressive investment into the company’s

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