Former Chairman & CEO, Schlumberger Limited, USA
Paal Kibsgaard is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Schlumberger Limited. Prior to his most recent position, Kibsgaard held a variety of global management positions including Chief Operating Officer, Vice President of Engineering, Manufacturing and Sustaining; Vice President of Personnel for Schlumberger Limited; and President of Schlumberger Drilling & Measurements.
Earlier in his Schlumberger career, Kibsgaard was GeoMarket manager for the Caspian region after holding various field positions in technical sales and customer support.
A petroleum engineer with a master’s degree from the Norwegian Institute of Technology, Kibsgaard began his career in 1992 working for ExxonMobil. In 1997, he joined Schlumberger as a Reservoir Engineer in Saudi Arabia.