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Hilde Merete

Hilde Merete Aasheim became President & Chief Executive Officer of Hydro on May 8, 2019.Her former position since November 2008 was Executive Vice President for the Aluminium Metal business area. Aasheim joined Hydro in October 2005 as Executive Vice President for Leadership and Culture (human resources, health, environment, safety and corporate social responsibility).

In January 2007, she stepped out of Hydro’s corporate management board to lead the planning of the integration between Hydro’s oil and gas activities and Statoil. When the merger closed in October 2007, she became Executive Vice President of staff functions and corporate services in StatoilHydro. From 1986 to 2005 she held several senior positions in Elkem. In 2002 she was head of Elkem’s Silicon division and member of the corporate management board.Aasheim holds a Master’s degree in Business Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) in Bergen and is by profession a Certified Public Accountant. Aasheim has worked for Arthur Andersen & Co.

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