Alexandra Bech GJØRV is the Chief Executive Officer of Sintef, Scandinavia’s largest independent research foundation, working primarily with applied science.
She was until 2015 a partner in the law firm Hjort (Norway) and also chaired the public July 22, 2011 Commission on the terrorist attacks. She began her career in law firms before joining Norsk Hydro ASA from 1993 to 2007 where she held a number of positions, including Executive Vice President HR and HSE and Senior Vice-President, New Energy. She then moved to Statoil ASA as Senior Vice-President, New Energy from 2007 until 2010 before joining Hjort in 2010.
Alexandra Bech Gjørv graduated from the University of Oslo (Norway). She also holds a diploma in legal studies from Oxford University (UK) and has studied at Suffolk Law School in Boston (USA), after which she was admitted to practice law in New York in 1993.