Board of Management

The DEA Board of Management is made up of three members. Find out more about our corporate management.

Maria Moraeus Hanssen

Maria Moraeus Hanssen

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Curriculum vitae

Since 2018 

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) 

Since 2015 

Moræus Hanssen is also the Deputy Chairman, and the leader of the Audit Committee, of the Supervisory Board of Yara International, a global leader in nitrogen-based fertilizer production.

2015 – 2017 

Head of E&P Business International SA and CEO of ENGIE E&P International SA 

2014 – 2015 

CEO/Managing Director GDF SUEZ E&P Norge AS (ENGIE E&P Norge AS), Stavanger

2008 – 2013 

Investment Director, Aker ASA

2007 – 2008

Senior Vice President Gas Supply and Infrastructure, Statoil ASA

2006 – 2007 

Vice President / Offshore Installation Manager, Hydro ASA

2004 – 2006 

Vice President, Field Development NCS, Hydro ASA

2003 – 2004 

Project Manager, Vilje Field Development, Hydro ASA 

2002 – 2003

Exploration Manager, North Sea, Hydro ASA 

2001 – 2002

Project Manager, Fram - Gjøa Field Development, Hydro ASA
1998 – 2001

Head of various business development units on NCS, Hydro ASA

1996 – 1998 

License administration and business development, Hydro ASA
1992 – 1996

Reservoir Engineering, Hydro ASA 

1990 – 1991  

Graduated from IFP School - Ecole Nationale Supérieure du Pétrole et des Moteurs, Paris, in „Petroleum Economics and Management“

1984 – 1989

Graduated from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, in “Petroleum Engineering” 

Born in 1965

Dmitry Avdeev

Dmitry Avdeev

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Curriculum vitae

Since August 2016

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

May 2016

Member of the Executive Board of DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG

Since March 2015

L1 Energy (UK) LLP: Partner, Finance and Controlling

2013 - 2015

L1 Energy (UK) LLP: Managing Director

2012 - 2013

Rosneft OAO: Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

2010 - 2012

Morgan Stanley: Managing Director, Co-head of Investment Banking, Russia and CIS

2008 - 2010

Integra Group Limited: Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Member of the Board of Directors

2006 - 2008

Morgan Stanley: Executive Director, Head of Russia and CIS Energy

1998 - 2006

United Financial Group: Managing Director, Director, Equity Research Analyst

1995 - 1997

Sidanco Oil: Deputy Head of Project Finance Department, Specialist

1990 - 1995

Studies at the Moscow State University in Applied Mathematics, degree: Diploma

4 November 1973

born in Moscow

Dipl.-Ing. Dirk Warzecha

Dipl.-Ing. Dirk Warzecha

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Curriculum vitae

Since January 2013

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

November 2012

Member of the Executive Board of RWE Dea AG

2011 - 2012

General Manager RWE Dea Egypt

2010 - 2011

Production District Manager Holstein

2008 - 2010

Manager Reservoir Development

2007 - 2008

Manager Field Development North Africa

2003 - 2007

Senior Reservoir Engineer for the gas storage fields in Bavaria and producing gas fields in Germany

October 2003

Joined RWE Dea AG

1993 - 2003

PREUSSAG ENERGIE GmbH: Reservoir Engineer, Production Engineer, Senior Reservoir Engineer, Project Leader and Development Manager in a number of different departments in Germany, Ecuador and Tunisia

1987 - 1993

Studied Mining Engineering at the Technical University Aachen (RWTH), degree: Bachelor Mining Engineering

Studied at the Technical University of Clausthal-Zellerfeld in Drilling Engineering, Oil and Gas Production, degree: Master of Engineering (Dipl. Ing.)

1986 - 1987

Basic military service


University entrance qualification

17 December 1964

born in Isingdorf-Arrode, today Werther (Westf.), Germany