New member of Hydro's Corporate Management Board

Wenche Agerup has been appointed executive vice president and head of Corporate Staffs in Hydro.

Wenche Agerup

Wenche Agerup

Wenche Agerup, 46, will become a member of Hydro’s Corporate Management Board with responsibility for Legal Services, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Human Resources and Organizational Development (HR), Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) and the Company Secretary.

Agerup, who has a law degree and an MBA, has worked in Hydro since 1997, including positions as plant manager in Årdal, Norway, and head of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A). Most recently, Agerup headed Hydro’s bauxite exploration activities in Western Australia.

The consolidation of staff functions creates a simplified and more efficient organization.

Both Anne Harris and Odd Ivar Biller will step down from the Corporate Management Board.

Anne Harris continues as head of HR and HSE, reporting to Agerup.

Odd Ivar Biller, executive vice president and head of Legal Affairs and CSR, General Counsel in Hydro since 1992, will follow up Hydro’s interests in Qatar from Doha, reporting to Hilde Merete Aasheim, executive vice president and head of Primary Metal.

All changes will be effective April 15.

Source: Hydro

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