Profile

Svein Richard Brandtzæg

Chair, non-executive, independent

Svein Richard Brandtzæg

Details

Roles

Chair Board of Directors and Chair Nomination and Compensation Committee

Nationality

Norwegian citizen

Education

Post Doc. at Institute of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, 1989;

PhD at Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Norwegian University of Science and Technology/NTNU, Trondheim, Norway, 1985;

Foundation Program in Business Administration (Bedriftsøkonom), Norwegian School of Management/Bedriftsøkonomisk Institut, Trondheim, Norway, 1983;

Master of Science (M.Sc.) Materials and Chemical Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology/NTNU, Trondheim, Norway, 1981.

Career

Norsk Hydro ASA*, Norway
2009-2019 President & CEO of Norsk Hydro ASA (NO);
2006-2009 Executive Vice President, Norsk Hydro ASA and Member of Corporate Management Board, President of Aluminium Products Business Area (NO);
2003-2006 President, Hydro Aluminium Rolled Products, Cologne (GER);
2002-2003 President, Hydro Aluminium Metal Products (NO);
2000-2001 President, Hydro Magnesium, Brussels (BE);
1985-2000 R&D, commercial and operational management positions in Norsk Hydro ASA (NO)

External Activities and Interests

Since 2023 Chair of the Council of Ethics, The Norges Bank Investment Management, Norway:

Since 2022 Member of the Board of Directors and since 2023 Chair of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Nomination and Compensation Committee of dormakaba Holding AG*, Switzerland

Since 2021 Member of the Board of Directors, Mondi Plc*, United Kingdom

2020 - 2023 Vice Chair of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Nomination and Compensation Committee; Swiss Steel Holding*, Switzerland

2020-2023 Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors, Den norske Bank (DnB) ASA*, Norway

2019-2022 Chair of the Board of Directors, Veidekke ASA*, Norway

2019 - 2021 Head of Norwegian Government Committee on Business and Industry development in Norway (Dirstriktsnæringsutvalget), Norwegian Government Committee on Business and Industry development, Norway

2019 - 2020 Member of the Board of Directors, SCR Sibelco*, Belgium

2019-2020 Member of the Norwegian Government Committee on New Ethical, Guidelines for the Norges Bank Investment Management (Norwegian Wealth Fund), Norway;

2014-2020 Chairman of the Board of Directors, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Elected by the Norwegian Government), Norway;

2017-2019 Chairman of the Energy and Climate Working Group;

2012-2019 Norwegian representative in the Bilderberg Meetings Steering Committee, Norway;

2009-2019 Member of the European Roundtable for Industrialists;

2013-2016 Chairman of the Board of Directors, Sapa AS, Norway;

*listed Company