Tim Dodson is a UK citizen and has 35 years industry experience, whereof 30 years from Statoil. He has a BSc in Geology from the University of Keele in the UK. Tim started his career in the oil and gas industry in 1980 with an oil and gas service company and worked for 5 years in South America and Middle East. Tim joined Statoil’s Exploration and Production Norway unit in 1985. He has held various management positions within exploration, production and technology and HR. From 2004 – 2008 he held the position as Senior Vice President for Exploration in Norway and in 2008 he was appointed as Senior Vice President for Global Exploration in Statoil’s business area for international operations. As of 1st January 2011 Tim leads the Exploration business area in Statoil as Executive Vice President and is a member of the Corporate Executive Committee.