Hard Olav Bastiansen

Managing Partner

Hard Olav Bastiansen is Managing Partner in the Stavanger office of NGS Global.

Mr. Bastiansen has more than 20 years of experience as an Executive Search and Management Consultant. He started his career in search in Mercuri Urval, before joining Right Search & Selection as Director. In 2003 he established A`HEAD Search & Selection together with two partners. In 2017, A`HEAD decided to join NGS Global.

He has worked with managerial positions both in the private and the public sector, but has had a special focus on the Oil & Gas industry which is one of the key industries in Norway. Energy clients range from some of the majors to start-up oil companies and oil service companies.

Mr. Bastiansen is a certified user of numerous leadership assessment tools, including psychometric tests.

Between 2015 and 2017, he was the elected President of an international network of search companies.

Before starting as a search consultant, Mr. Bastiansen was Training Manager in a bank, a Public Relations Consultant and Communication Manager in The Norwegian Oil Industry Association, which represents the oil companies operating in Norway.

He holds a Postgraduate Degree I Political Science from the University of Bergen.

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