Svein Richard BrandtzægPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Brandtzæg started his career as Project Manager in the ÅSV Group before joining Hydro at Karmøy in 1986. In subsequent years he held various positions within Hydro's aluminium business, including Cathode Workshop Manager, Human Resources Training and Education Manager, Technical Manager and Casthouse and Marketing Manager. In 1998-1999 he was Vice President Casthouses before serving as head of Magnesium in 2000-2001. During the period 2002-2003 he was head of Metal Products and in 2003-2006 head of Rolled Products.
From 2006 to March 2009, Brandtzæg was responsible for the Aluminium Products business area with more than 16,000 employees in the sectors Rolled Products, Extrusion Eurasia, Extrusion Americas, Precision Tubing and the business unit Automotive Structures.
Born in Haugesund, Norway, Brandtzæg graduated from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He holds a Foundation Program in Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Management in Trondheim and a PhD from NTNU.