Ivan Sandrea

Research Associate

Ivan is currently a Board Member of Havfram, Norway’s leading offshore wind services company.  Prior to this Ivan was a founder and former CEO of Sierra Oil and Gas, a PE backed company by world class funds Encap, Riverstone and Blackrock, and one the most successful offshore E&P stories worldwide in recent years.  Prior to that, Ivan held a number or entrepreneurial, leadership, and corporate roles including Co-head of the global energy emerging markets practice for EY and President of Energy Intelligence in London, and Vice President of Corporate and Upstream Strategy and Business Development at Statoil (now Equinor) in Norway.  At Equinor, Ivan played an important role at the executive level in the strategy re-set and in the origination of business development and M&A efforts worldwide in oil and gas and new energy.   Ivan also held other roles such as head of industry at the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Vienna, investment banker at Merrill Lynch and geologist at BP.   During his career Ivan also held various non-executive roles (JX Nippon in Tokyo, Petra Energia in Brazil, Pan Andean Resources in the UK).

Ivan is an active member of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES), the Oxford Energy Policy Club, trustee of the Energy Policy Research Foundation (EPRINC) at Washington D.C. and a regular guest at the Global Business Policy Council at Kearney.  Ivan’s academic activities include co-founder and lecturer at the Executive Energy MBA program at Wirtschaftsuniversität (WU) in Vienna, lecturer at the Executive Energy Program at ITAM, Mexico’s leading university, authorship of over 20 research papers and books focusing on offshore technical themes, industry strategy and long-range planning.  Ivan holds a BSc in Geology from Baylor University, an MSc and MBA from Edinburgh University and attended the Berkeley Executive Leadership Program at Stanford University.

 

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