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Statoil's search yields new boss
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Police are still investigating Statoil officials
Norwegian oil company Statoil has appointed a new chief executive, after managers resigned following accusations of corruption in Iran.

Helge Lund, 42, who takes up the job in August, heads one of Norway's largest companies, Aker Kvaerner.

It has also been agreed that Statoil acting chief Inge Hansen will take the top job at Aker Kvaerner.

State-owned Statoil has come under attack for taking so long to find a new chief executive.

Police are still investigating charges that Statoil employees tried to bribe foreign officials.

The investigation has already resulted in the resignations of Statoil's then board chairman, Leif Terje Loeddesoel and the head of international operations international exploration and productions, Richard Hubbard.

Mr Lund has held key posts at the industrial group Aker before it merged with Kvaerner, and Norwegian pharmaceuticals group Hafslund Nycomed.


SEE ALSO:
Embattled Statoil chief steps down
23 Sep 03  |  Business
Statoil signs Iran gas deal
28 Oct 02  |  Business


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