Chief Compliance Officer

  • Full Time
  • Norway



Personal Qualities


We’re 23,000 colleagues in more than 30 countries delivering oil, gas, wind and solar power to 170 million people worldwide. Taking on tough energy challenges is our job. Right now, we’re facing an enormous task: supplying the world with the energy it needs, while lowering emissions.

We’re up for the challenge. Are you?

The position

Equinor Asset Management AS (EAM) is a fund management company under Finanstilsynet’s supervision. EAM is 100% owned subsidiary of Equinor ASA, and has more than NOK 120 bn. under management, invested in securities globally. The company currently has 18 employees, all based in Stavanger. You can find more information about the company at

Equinor Asset Management is seeking a dedicated Chief Compliance Officer (CCO), which is the company’s independent, legally mandated compliance function. The role is primarily linked to the EAM as a fund management company, but the function may also provide support and guidance to internal clients regulated by Finanstilsynet. Hence, knowledge of regulations for pension funds and non-life insurance companies is also useful.

According to the Regulation of the Norwegian Securities Act and the guidelines from Finanstilsynet and ESMA, the following principles apply to the compliance function:

  • The compliance function shall take a risk-based approach in order to allocate the function’s resources efficiently.

  • The compliance function shall maintain a monitoring programme that takes into consideration all areas of the investment firm’s investment services, activities and any relevant ancillary services.

  • Regular compliance reports should be sent to the Board of Directors.

  • The compliance function shall fulfil its advisory responsibility.

This is an exciting opportunity to join EAM and develop the role further. You will also have the opportunity to work closely with the CEO and the leadership team on strategic initiatives and developments for the company.

As EAM is a small organization, and there is flexibility to take on additional tasks beyond the compliance role, provided that there are no conflicts of interest. The nature of these tasks will depend on the employee’s individual interests and prior experiences, making the role both varied and exciting.


Some qualities are essential for Equinor. You identify with our values, open, collaborative, courageous and caring, which guide our decisions and help us succeed and grow. You make safety your priority and contribute to our zero-harm culture. For this position, we are also looking for:

  • A master’s degree in finance, economics, law or another related subject.

  • Previous experience from a compliance role in a fund management company or other company under supervision of Finanstilsynet, knowledge of portfolio management methodologies and ways of working. 

  • A deep interest in financial markets and portfolio management.

  • Ability to understand and operationalize regulations.

  • Deep knowledge of frameworks for financial institutions.

  • Experience with methodologies within risk management and internal control.

  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills, able to work confidently in Norwegian and English. 

General information

Please attach copies of your CV, diplomas, certificates and grades in English or a Scandinavian language.Through this link you can find important information on what to include in your CV, which will make the application process easier and faster.

Applications submitted without necessary attachments will unfortunately not be evaluated.
If you are in the process of completing a degree, please upload an official temporary transcript or other document describing subjects and grades completed to this point.

Candidates are expected to openly offer all relevant information about themselves during the recruitment process. Candidates will be asked for information on affiliation to high-risk countries for a security assessment. Furthermore, background checks are performed on all final candidates and all permanent and temporary hires will be screened against relevant sanctions lists to ensure compliance with sanctions law.

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