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Jakob Thomasen

Jakob Thomasen

CEO of Maersk Oil

Executive Bio

Jakob Thomasen joined Maersk Oil in 1988 as a Geologist at the company's headquarters in Copenhagen. In 1996, he was promoted Senior Geologist and later the same year he was stationed in Qatar as a Department Manager. In 2000 Jakob Thomasen was called back to Copenhagen to head a North Sea technical centre within Petroleum Engineering.

Jakob Thomasen returned to Qatar in 2004 as Managing Director where he was instrumental in the success of the large scale development of the Al Shaheen oil field. In the beginning of 2009, following organisational changes in Maersk Oil, Jakob Thomasen was repositioned in the Copenhagen office as Head of Exploration and New Business.

In August 2009 Jakob Thomasen was appointed CEO of Maersk Oil.

Prior to his employment with Maersk Oil, Jakob Thomasen worked with the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland.







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