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New Executive Vice-President at SINTEF Materials and Chemistry

Eli Aamot is appointed as the new Executive Vice-President at SINTEF Materials and Chemistry.

Eli Aamot comes to us from Statoil and her position as Manager Plant Integrity for the Heidrun field. She has extensive experience from a variety of management roles at Statoil.

She has a Cand. Scient degree in Analytical Chemistry from NTNU in 1985. After she completed her education she worked as a research assistant at NTNU, and later as a researcher in environmental chemistry at SINTEF Petroleum Research between 1988 and 1991.

Eli Aamot has been at Statoil since 1992, and has management experience in the fields of research, project development and administration. Her roles have included Department Manager, Environment R&D; R&D Program Manager, HSE; R&D Program Manager, Reservoir development; Vice-President, Environment and Vice-President New Energy. The environment and HSE issues have featured consistently during her career.

Eli Aamot has held a number of research-related Board directorships. She currently sits on the Executive Board of the Research Council of Norway and chairs the Council's Division Research Board for Innovation. She has previously held a Board directorship at the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA), and has been both a Board member and Chair of the Research Council's Norklima program. She has sat on the Research Council's Norwegian Polar Committee, and has been both a Board member and Chair at the Norwegian Meteorological Institute.

As Executive Vice-President at SINTEF Materials and Chemistry, she will be heading SINTEF's largest research institute, with 440 employees and a turnover of about NOK 700 million. She will also be a member of SINTEF's Group Management team.

"I'm happy that we've found a highly competent leader with extensive experience from the research and industrial sectors. Eli Aamot is a leader who both understands, and has a profound interest in, research", says SINTEF's CEO, Unni Steinsmo. Steinsmo says that SINTEF received many excellent applications, both from within and outside the organisation.

"I'm looking forward to getting started", says Eli Aamot. "I know SINTEF well from my experiences as an employee and a customer. I thus have great respect for SINTEF both as a research organisation and technology developer", she says.

Eli Aamot was born in 1960. She lives in Trondheim with her partner, and has two grown-up children. She will start work on 1 July 2015.

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