Svein Richard Brandtzaeg
Non-Executive Director

Appointed April 2021

Committee memberships Audit, Nominations, Sustainable Development


QualificationsPhD 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 will bring valuable insight to the Board.

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, and a non-executive director of Eramet Norway until October 2022. 

Current external appointments Vice Chair of Den Norske Bank ASA and dormakaba Holding AG, and a non-executive director of Swiss Steel Holding AG.