Program Manager, Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership, World Bank
Bjorn Hamso is the program manager for the World Bank-led Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership, which manages the “Zero Routine Flaring by 2030” initiative that aims to end an oil industry practice that the world can no longer afford. Before taking on this position in 2013, Hamso managed World Bank investment projects in the gas and power industry in India, Pakistan, and countries in Europe and Central Asia.
He had a long career with the Norwegian oil company Statoil, notably in marketing and negotiation of Norwegian gas to European buyers. He was director for Statoil’s marketing of electricity in Scandinavia before joining the World Bank in 1999. Hamso also has experience in the U.S. gas industry as a senior vice president for business development with Eastern Group Inc.