NDR2017 Keynote Speaker

The NDR2017 Executive Committee was pleased to announce Bente Nyland, Director General NPD as the keynote speaker.

Ms. Bente Nyland is the Director General at NPD. She joined the directorate in 1989 as a senior geologist, and was appointed to her first management position in 1994 before becoming a member of the management team in 2000. In 2007 she was appointed Director General. 

Ms.Nyland began her career as an exploration geologist in Statoil, where she worked for five years. She has served on a number of boards, including the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI), the Norwegian Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), the University Fund for Rogaland and the University of Stavanger. 

Ms. Nyland graduated from the University of Oslo in 1984 with a MSc in geology.