Board member (representing majority shareholder)
Key experience: Mr. Helge Aasen has worked both at plants and in corporate functions internationally and in Norway. He has held the posts as Senior Vice President in Elkem Carbon AS (2000-2007), after which he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Elkem Solar AS. Over his 25 years at Elkem, he has acquired a broad industrial experience of most of the company’s different functions, from sales through operations to logistics and purchasing. Mr. Helge Aasen was the Chief Executive Officer of Elkem ASA from 2009 to 2019. He holds a MSc in Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and has participated in the executive leadership development programme at IMD in Switzerland. Mr. Helge Aasen is appointed as a board member for a period of two years, with effect from 1 December 2019.
Other directorships: Chairperson Norwegian Industry Association (Norsk Industri) and board member at China National Bluestar Group and Borregaard.
Number of Elkem shares: 86.206