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.

Current external appointmentsVice Chair of Den Norske Bank ASA, and a non-executive director of Swiss Steel Holding AG and Eramet Norway.