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									Boyden’s Board Series Features Statoil’s Svein
- Chairman of one of the world’s largest energy companies discusses the importance of benchmarking
practices, board checks and balances and non-executive evaluations -

September 21, 2011 06:18 AM Eastern Daylight Time 

NEW YORK & OSLO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Boyden, a global leader in executive search, today
released its a special edition of its Boyden Board of Directors Series featuring an in-depth interview with Norway’s
Svein Rennemo, Chairman of Statoil.

This interview is being released in tandem with “A Director’s Eye from Europe,” the fourth installment of Boyden’s
The Changing of the Board series, which examines perspectives from different systems of governance from
France, Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, following the most recent financial crisis.

In the interview with Boyden, Mr. Rennemo shares his views on the extra pressure on boards for oversight in the
current environment, checks and balances involving chairmen, Norway’s progressive governance system and
mandating female board members.

“Svein’s role as the Chairman of the largest company in the Nordic region draws on his deep experience and his
credentials as an established leader in the energy sector globally,” said Trina Gordon, Chairman and CEO of Boyden
World Corporation. “His collaborative approach of openness and debate and his high intellectual capacity are key
elements of success on the boards he leads.” 

“Svein is well-recognized and well-respected, not only as one of the most experienced executives in the oil and gas
industry, but also as a board professional and thought-leader,” said Kaare Bringa, Managing Partner of Boyden
Oslo. “His broad international experience makes his insights into governance essential reading for current and
potential board members in Europe and globally.” 

Svein Rennemo was appointed Chairman of the Board of Statoil ASA in April 2008. Prior to this position, he was
the CEO of Petroleum Geo-Services ASA. Mr. Rennemo worked for Borealis, a leading provider of chemical and
innovative plastics solutions, first as deputy CEO and CFO and, from 1997, as CEO.

Mr. Rennemo held various management positions in Statoil from 1982 to 1994, the last as head of the petrochemical
division. He was also an analyst and monetary policy and economics adviser at Norges Bank (the Norwegian
Central Bank), the OECD Secretariat in Paris and the Ministry of Finance. Mr. Rennemo also serves as Chair of the
board of Tomra Systems ASA and Pharmaq AS. He is an economist trained at the University of Oslo.

The full interview with Mr. Rennemo and the Boyden “A Director’s Eye from Europe” report are available at

Previous issues of Boyden’s Board of Directors and Leadership Series include interviews with William Pate,
President and CEO of the Atlanta Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Albert Neupaver, President and CEO of
Wabtec Corporation, Kristin Skogen Lund, Executive VP and Group Director of Telenor, Michael DeNoma,
President and CEO of Chinatrust Commercial Bank; Brian Schipper, Head of Global HR for Groupon and former
Senior VP of HR at Cisco; Ümran Beba, Region President for Asia Pacific for PepsiCo; David Gergen, Director of
Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership and a former presidential advisor; Robert Reich, currently Professor of
Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and a former US Secretary of Labor; and James E. Lillie,
CEO of Jarden Corporation. All are available on Boyden’s website.

About the Series
The Boyden Board of Directors Series includes an introduction to the topic, Part One, “Boards in Crisis,” Part Two,
“Better Directors for Better Boards” and Part Three, “Why Ethics are Not Optional” and Part Four, A Director’s
Eye from Europe, which are available on The series, which also includes exclusive in-depth
interviews, is comprised of important guidance from several directors, experts and advisors.

About Boyden World Corporation

Boyden is a global leader in the executive search industry with more than 70 offices in over 40 countries. Founded in
1946, Boyden specializes in high level executive search, Interim Management and Human Capital consulting across a
broad spectrum of industries. For further information, visit the firm’s website at

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