Senior Adviser for Global External Analysis at Equinor
Geir Westgaard is senior adviser for global external analysis at Equinor, a Norwegian-based energy company. Mr Westgaard helped build the company's (geo)political risk analysis unit while stationed in London and run Equinor’s offices in Washington and Brussels. Mr Westgaard is a former Norwegian diplomat whose postings abroad included Moscow, Vilnius, and Washington, DC. He has worked as a foreign policy adviser to the Prime Minister of Norway (1995-97) and a special adviser in charge of High North (Arctic) policy to the Foreign Minister of Norway (2006-08). With his academic background in political science and an MA in international affairs/Soviet studies from Columbia University, Mr Westgaard spent a year as a foreign policy fellow at Harvard University’s Center for International Affairs.