Bente Hagem (b.1953)

Bente Hagem (1953) joined the board in 2020. She holds a master’s degree in Economics and Agriculture from the University of Life Sciences in Norway. In the nineties she held different positions as a vice president in Equinor. In 2001 she started working as an executive vice president in Statnett, the Norwegian system operator (TSO). She was responsible for European/Nordic market design, trading agreements for cables, customers, tariffication, and settlement of the wholesale market. She was also a CFO of Statnett for a period. From 2013-2019 she was a chair and vice chair of the board of ENTSO-E (an association for 43 TSOs in Brussels) and chair and member of the Board of Nord Pool Spot from 2008-2014. She was also a co-chair of the European Market Coupling project delivering market coupling for electricity in North West and South West Europe. She has also served on several boards mainly in the oil and gas industry and in the power industry. Bente Hagem is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Oslo.