Svein Richard Brandtzaeg

Non-Executive Director

Svein Richard Brandtzaeg, Mondi Director


April 2021.

Committee memberships

Audit, Nominations, Sustainable Development.


PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Skills and experience

Svein Richard has a strong commercial and strategic background as a former chief executive of Norsk Hydro ASA and more recently as a non-executive director on a number of boards. His experience of leading a global industrial group brings valuable insight to the Board’s strategic planning and driving growth in key geographies. His leadership experience in developing business synergies and harnessing sustainable opportunities is a valuable addition to Board discussions.

He started his career at Ardal og Sunndal Verk AS, the Norwegian state-owned aluminium business, before it merged with Norsk Hydro ASA. Svein Richard went on to hold a variety of management roles at Norsk Hydro, leading a number of its businesses, before being appointed chief executive in 2009, a position he held until retiring in 2019. Svein Richard was also Chair of Veidekke ASA from 2019 until May 2022, Vice Chair of Den Norske Bank ASA until April 2023 and Vice Chair of Swiss Steel Holding AG until October 2023.

Current external appointments

Chair of dormakaba Holding AG and non-executive director of Eramet Norway.