NGS Global LLC announced the opening of an office in Norway. The office, based in Stavanger, will be overseen by Stig-Rune Reese and Hard Olav Bastiansen as Managing Partners. With the addition of this office, NGS Global expands its reach into the Scandinavian region.

Previously, Mr. Reese and Mr. Bastiansen worked at A`HEAD Search & Selection as founding partners established in 2003. They have both worked with executive positions in the private and the public sector, and have had a special focus on the Oil & Gas industry. Energy clients range from some of the majors to start-up oil companies and oil service companies. They are both certified users of leadership assessment tools, including psychometric tests.

“When we started discussing with NGS Global, we were immediately struck by the company´s professionalism, global reach and focus on having a close relationship with clients,” said Mr. Reese.Mr. Bastiansen pointed out that NGS Global is not a franchise or loose network; “NGS Global is an integrated partnership that works closely together across regions, serving clients globally.”

Mr. Reese worked as an officer with the Norwegian Armed Forces before he started in executive search. He is educated with the Norwegian Air Force Academy, and holds a Graduate Degree in Political Science and Law from the University of Oslo.

Before starting as an executive search consultant, Mr. Bastiansen was a bank Training Manager, 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 in Political Science from the University of Bergen. 

“We are delighted to welcome our new Norwegian partners to NGS Global. They bring a depth of expertise and experience working with international Oil & Gas companies which will be an important practice area for NGS Global in the years to come,” said David Nosal, Chairman of NGS Global.