Job title: Leader Data Quailty & Management
Melinda East is currently the Head of Data Quality & Management for Development & Production International business unit in Equinor. Her career in data began over 20 years ago, and has always been rooted in the energy industry. Her formal education is in Geoscience and Geomodel creation, although the last 7 years of her career have been in leadership. She’s been based in both Canada and the US for Shell, Apache, Petro-Canada, Suncor, and now Statoil which recently changed their name to Equinor. She’s had the opportunity to work in different business areas and functions within the Energy industry but has found the highest impact of my contributions to be focused in evaluating, establishing and implementing fit-for-purpose data strategies with data integrity and integration at the core.