The board of the Norwegian Oil Industry Association has appointed Karl Eirik Schjøtt-Pedersen as the associations new CEO. - We have considered many qualified candidates. With his unique political experience and leadership skills, Schjøtt-Pedersen was our first choice. We have been looking for someone that can lead our efforts to ensure favorable conditions for the industry, says Chairman Tor Arnesen in a message. Schjøtt-Pedersen has been Minister of Minister of Finance, Minister of Fisheries and Council of state at the Prime Minister's Office for the Labor Party. For many years, he was one of former Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg's most trusted supporters.