Kjetil Ebbesberg will become the new executive vice president (EVP) for the Rolled Products business area, Hanne Simensen the new EVP for People & HSE (health, safety and environment), Anne-Lene Midseim the new EVP for CSR & General Counsel, and Inger Sethov EVP for Communication & Public Affairs, all joining Hydro's CMB.

Ebbesberg, 43, is currently head of Hydro's Holmestrand rolling mill in Norway and former EVP for Metal Markets. Ebbesberg, who holds an MA in business economics, has had a variety of senior commercial and operational jobs in Hydro since he started in 1996 and has also worked as CFO for Norwegian retailer COOP.

Hanne Simensen, 47, former head of HR in the Energy business area and currently head of Energy Markets in Hydro, will become new head of People & HSE. Anne-Lene Midseim, 46, currently company secretary and former Head of Staffs in Hydro's Bauxite & Alumina business area in Brazil, will take up the new CMB position as General Counsel & head of CSR. Current Senior Vice President for Communication & Public Affairs, Inger Sethov, 44, will continue to head the area as an EVP and member of the CMB.

Wenche Agerup, current General Counsel and EVP for People & Organisation, HSE, CSR and Compliance, and Oliver Bell, EVP of Rolled Products, will leave the company to pursue other options.

Following the changes, Hydro's Corporate Management Board will consist of:

Svein Richard Brandtzæg: President and CEO
Hilde Merete Aasheim: EVP Primary Metal
Kjetil Ebbesberg: EVP Rolled Products
Alberto Fabrini: EVP Bauxite & Alumina
Eivind Kallevik: EVP and CFO
Anne-Lene Midseim: EVP CSR and General Counsel
Arvid Moss: EVP Energy and Corporate Business Development
Inger Sethov: EVP Communication & Public Affairs
Hanne Simensen: EVP People & HSE

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