Grace R. Skaugen, Director

Grace R. Skaugen, a Norwegian national, has extensive experience working with a broad array of European companies. She previously served as a senior advisor to both Deutsche Bank and HSBC. In 2009, Ms. Skaugen co-founded the Norwegian Institute of Directors, where she still serves on its board. From 2012 to 2015, she was deputy chair of the Norwegian oil company Statoil (now Equinor) and served on its board for 13 years. Today, Ms. Skaugen serves as a board member of Swedish industrial holding company Investor AB, Euronav NV and Lundin Energy AB. Ms. Skaugen is also a councilmember and trustee of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London. She has previous investment banking experience, having worked at the Nordic bank SEB, where she advised companies within the energy, transportation and technology sectors. Ms. Skaugen started her career as a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia Radiation Laboratory in New York. She is a physicist by education and holds a PhD in laser physics from Imperial College in London. She also holds an MBA from the Norwegian School of Management, BI.