Bente Hagem is Executive Vice President in Statnett SF responsible for European Affairs, and Chair of the Board of ENTSO-E. Until 2014 she was head of Commercial Division in Statnett, responsible for market design, customer satisfaction, settlement of grid services and wholesale market, and development of cable projects. She has been active in Nordic and European TSO cooperations since 2001, and was Co-Chair of the North West and South West European Market Coupling Project when the coupling was realized. Before joining Statnett she was Vice President of Statoil ASA for ten years, working with natural gas and electricity.