Svein Richard Brandtzaeg
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 are 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 stepping down in May 2022, a non-executive director of Eramet Norway until October 2022 and Vice Chair of Den Norske Bank ASA until April 2023.
Current external appointments
Chair of dormakaba Holding AG, and a non-executive director of Swiss Steel Holding AG.