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Øistein Widding, based in Oslo, serves clients across all industries, with a particular focus on the oil, gas, and energy sectors. He has deep expertise in board reviews, board recruitment, management appraisal, CEO succession, and accelerated integration of executives transitioning to new roles.

Working shoulder to shoulder with companies and executives allows me to understand the leadership, organizational, and cultural challenges businesses face. Matching leaders and leadership to these business challenges can have tremendous impact.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Øistein held several roles with Aker Solutions ASA. Earlier, he was a partner with McKinsey & Company in Oslo, serving oil-and-gas industry clients across Europe and the Middle East.

Øistein earned an MSc in industrial management from Norwegian University of Science and Technology and an MBA from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland. When not working, he enjoys skiing, biking, traveling, and fine dining with family and friends.

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