Board of Directors

Sten Gustafson, JD


Sten is a senior natural resources industry executive and board member, as well as a former investment banker and corporate and securities attorney, with 25 years of experience in the global natural resources sector, particularly oilfield services, as well as exploration, refining, production, and marketing.

While CEO of Houston-based Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA), one of the largest helicopter operating companies in the world, he successfully took Era Group public and led it to record quarterly revenues every quarter during his tenure. During the course of his career, including serving as Head of Energy, Americas, for Deutsche Bank, Sten has been involved in many of the defining transactions in the natural resources sector around the world, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, and equity and debt financings.

Sten’s credentials include a law degree (top 1%) from the University of Houston Law Center, a BA in English from Rice University, and membership in the National Association of Corporate Directors.