In accordance with Norwegian law, the Board of Directors assumes the overall governance of the company, ensures that appropriate management and control systems are in place and supervises the day-to-day management as carried out by the President and CEO.
All shareholder-elected members are external. No members elected by employees are part of the company's executive management. Employee directors have no other service contractual agreements with the company outside of their employee contracts, though they are subject to their duties as Board members.
See page 146 -147 in Hydro's Annual Report 2012 for developments in 2012.