ProfileSvein Richard Brandtzæg
Lead Independent Director and Vice-Chairman, non-executive
Chair Nomination and Compensation Committee
Master of Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology/NTNU, Materials and Chemical Engineering, Trondheim, Norway, 1981;
Foundation Program in Business Administration (Bedriftsøkonom), Norwegian School of Management/Bedriftsøkonomisk Institutt, Trondheim, Norway, 1983;
PhD, Norwegian University of Science and Technology/NTNU, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Trondheim, Norway, 1985.
Post Doc., University of Auckland, Institute of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Auckland, New Zealand, 1989;
Post Doc., University of Auckland, Institute of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Auckland, New Zealand, 1989.
Veidekke ASA (NO): 2019-2022 Chair of the Board of Directors
Norwegian Government Committee on Business and Industry (NO): 2019 - 2021 Head of
SCR Sibelco (BE): 2019 - 2020 Member of the Board of Directors
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; 2013-2016 Chairman of the Board of Directors, Norway;2012-2019 Norwegian representative in the Bilderberg Meetings Steering Committee, Norway
; 2009-2019 Member of the European Roundtable for Industrialists, Chairman of the Energy and Climate Working Group 2017-2019; 2009-2019 President & CEO of Norsk Hydro ASA, Norway;2006-2009 Executive Vice President, Norsk Hydro ASA, Member of Corporate Management Board, President of Aluminium Products Business Area, Norway; 2003-2006 President, Hydro Aluminium Rolled Products, Cologne, Germany
; 2002-2003 President, Hydro Aluminium Metal Products, Oslo, Norway
; 2000-2001 President, Hydro Magnesium, Brussels, Belgium; 1985-2000 R&D, commercial and operational Management positions in Norsk Hydro ASA.
External Activities and Interests
Mondi Plc, UK: Since 2021 Member of the Board of Directors;
The Norges Bank Investment Management, Norway: Since 2021 Vice Chair of the Council of Ethics;
Den Norske Bank (DnB) ASA, Norway: Since 2020 Vice Chair of the Board of Directors;
Swiss Steel Holding, Switzerland: Since 2020 Vice Chair of the Board of Directors;