Jan M. Drange has served as board member and chairman of a large number of private, public and listed companies. He has held positions within domestic and international law, finance and petroleum and offshore related sectors for more than 35 years. He has also served in advisory roles to foreign embassies and petroleum and offshore services companies worldwide. Jan served as Chairman to DNO ASA and Det Norske Oljeselskap AS, prior to which, he served as Attorney-at-law at the lawfirm Steenstrup ANS (now Steenstrup Stordrange), Managing Director of Samuel Montagu, Deputy Managing Director and Vice President of Chase Manhattan Bank Norway and Vice President of Den norske Creditbank.
He holds a Master of Law from the University of Oslo (1981) with a special degree in petroleum law (1978), and a degree in economy from the Bank Academy («Bankakademiet») in Oslo (1983).