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Rune Bjerke

Deputy Chair

Term of office: Deputy chair of the Board of Norsk Hydro ASA since 2020

Year of birth and nationality: 1960, Norwegian citizen
Number of shares in Norsk Hydro ASA: 20 500 as of April 2023

Key experience:

  • Adjunct Executive in Residence, Norwegian Business School (since 2020)
  • CEO of DNB ASA (2007-2019)
  • CEO & President Hafslund ASA (2000-2006)
  • EVP/Head of Africa and Deputy Global Trading in Heidelberg Cement (1999-2000)
  • Scancem International (1996-1999) where he was CEO from 1998
  • Political advisor in the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, party secretary in the Oslo Labor Party and finance council in the municipality of Oslo

Other directorships:

  • Chair of Reitan Retail AS (since 2022)
  • Chair of Wallenius Wilhelmsen (since 2021)
  • Deputy Chair of Schibstedt ASA (since 2020) 
  • Chair of Merkantilbygg Holding AS (since 2022)


  • Exam. Oecon., University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway (1985)
  • Master in Public Administration from Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA (1997)