Paal Kibsgaard is chairman and chief executive officer of Schlumberger Limited. He served as the company’s chief executive officer from August 2011 until assuming his current role in April 2015. Prior to this position, Kibsgaard held a variety of global senior management positions in Schlumberger Limited including chief operating officer; president of the Reservoir Characterization Group; vice president of Engineering, Manufacturing and Sustaining; and vice president of Human Resources.
Earlier in his Schlumberger career, Kibsgaard was GeoMarket manager for the Caspian region after holding various field positions in sales and marketing, and customer support.
A petroleum engineer with a master’s degree from the Norwegian Institute of Technology, Kibsgaard began his career in 1992 working for ExxonMobil. In 1997, he joined Schlumberger as a reservoir engineer in Saudi Arabia.