The company stated that it looks forward to working with Mrs Hilde Merete Aasheim, a person whom they had known for a long time.

As Hilde Merete Aasheim commented

I am honored, and I very much look forward to leading Hydro into the next chapter, together with 35,000 competent and engaged colleagues around the world.

Mrs Aasheim has industrial experience spanning over three decades, and comes from the position of Executive Vice President and Head of Hydro's Primary Aluminum Business Area. In addition to Hydro, she has worked at Elkem and Statoil and Hydro.

Moreover, in favour of the new CEO spoke Sten Roar Martinsen, who is head of Alnor Chemistry Association at Hydro Karmøy.

He reported that in addition to having a long time from the industry, Mrs Aasheim is well-known for good dialogue with employees and union representatives.