Lars Østbye has a Master of Science degree in International Marketing from Norwegian School of Management and University of Western Scotland (1997). He joined Esso Norge AS in 1997 as a Retail Territory Manager, and has since held a number of sales- and management positions at the Nordic, European and global level. Lars has significant international experience from assignments at ExxonMobil’s European head office in Brussels, as well as at the global headquarters for Downstream in the US. He is coming from a role where he led the development of integrated Downstream strategies/plans for Europe. He is located at the Esso offices in Skøyen, Oslo.