Position: Former chief executive officer (CEO)
Biography: Eivind Reiten signed the heads of agreement with Qatar Petroleum to build the Qatalum smelter in December 2004 and drove the project forward in the subsequent years.
After 23 years with Hydro and eight years as its head, Reiten left the company in March 2009. He is now chairman of Norwegian newsprint producer, Norske Skog. Prior to joining Hydro in September 1986, Reiten served as oil and energy minister, fisheries minister and under-secretary of the finance ministry in the Norwegian government.
He holds an economics degree from the University of Oslo. Since March 2009 Svein Richard Brandtzaeg has been CEO of Hydro.
Contact: (+47) 67 59 90 00
Company website: www.hydro.com/