Siri Hatlen to Statkraft

17.08.2007 08:00 | pressrelease

Siri Hatlen (50) has been hired as Executive Vice President of Statkraft AS.She will be responsible for the New Energy business area and will begin this autumn.

The business area New Energy has responsibility for the Statkraft Group’s initiatives involving innovation, research and development, and the planning and construction of new plants powered by water, wind and gas, as well as ensuring further growth in the Group’s power generation both nationally and abroad.

“Statkraft’s vision is to be a European leader in environment-friendly energy,” says Hatlen. “With the climatic challenges the world now faces, I see this as a very exciting and future-oriented assignment - and I’m anxious to get started. I look forward to working full time as the leader of an internationally oriented firm, and working with skilled colleagues towards finding commercial solutions to complex energy challenges.”

Siri Hatlen is a civil engineer from NTH (now NTNU / The Norwegian University of Science and Technology) (1980). She earned her MBA from INSEAD in France(1991) and has 15 years’ experience in offshore activities, including the administration and management of large oil and gas projects.

Since 1996 Hatlen has run her own business in connection with board work and management tasks. She is currently board chair for SIVA SF, AS Vinmonopolet, Undervisningsbygg KF, Det Norske Samlaget and Statens Lånekasse (Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund). Furthermore, Siri Hatlen is a board member of NTNU, Kongsberg Gruppen ASA and PGS ASA, and was board chair of Helse Øst RHF (Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority) from 2001 until May 2007.

The Statkraft Group is a leading player in Europewithin renewable energy. The Group generates hydropower, wind power and district heating and constructs gas power plants in Norwayand Germany. Statkraft is a major player on the European energy exchanges. In Norwaythe company supplies electricity and heat to around 600,000 customers through its shareholdings in other companies. In 2006 Statkraft recorded a profit after tax of NOK6.3 billion, and employed more than 2,100 employees in nine countries. The world needs pure energy. Statkraft works to deliver this every day.