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New board members in Statkraft

27 Jun, 2014

(Oslo, 27 June 2014) Today three new board members were elected to the Statkraft board: Hilde Drønen, Elisabeth Morten and Harald von Heyden.

Hilde Drønen (1961, Bekkjarvik in Hordaland County) is CFO of DOF ASA (from 2007). She has previously been CFO of DOF Management AS (2004-2007), finance manager of Bergen Yards AS (2003-2004) and controller for the Møgster Group (1995-2003). Hilde Drønen is also a member of the board of Altinex ASA, Bergen Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Norwegian Energy Company ASA, in addition to serving as a board member/holding executive posts in a number of subsidiaries/joint ventures in the DOF Group. Drønen has a degree in Business Administration from BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo and a degree in Business Management from BI Norwegian School of Business in Bergen. She has also studied law in Bergen.

Elisabeth Morthen (1959, Nes in Akershus County) currently works as a consultant. She has previously been executive vice president in TINE SA (2008-2012), vice president for marketing in the Norwegian Red Cross (2005-2008) and deputy director/acting group chief executive of Akershus Energi (1999-2000). She has served on a number of boards in the energy sector, including Agder Energi AS and Eidsiva Vannkraft AS, and in Innovation Norway. She has a degree in agricultural science, industrial and resource economics, from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) (1983).

Harald von Heyden (1971, Oslo) was until June 2012 a member of the management team of Vattenfall and responsible for structuring and implementing the business areas Trading and Asset Optimisation. He had been employed by the company since 2010. Harald von Heyden has fifteen years' experience from the energy industry. He has been head of Statkraft in Germany, established Elektrizitätsgesellschaft Laufenberg Nordic (EGL) and served as head and Chief Trading Officer for EGL AG. He holds a Master in Management from the University of Cambridge and has worked as a consultant for McKinsey, focusing on the energy sector, for four years.

Berit Rødseth was elected new deputy chair of the board.  

As at 27 June 2014, the board of Statkraft AS consists of the following members:
Chair: Olav Fjell
Deputy chair: Berit Rødseth
Board member: Halvor Stenstadvold
Board member: Harald von Heyden
Board member: Elisabeth Morthen
Board member: Hilde Drønen

In addition, the board has the following employee-elected members:
Board member: Vilde Eriksen Bjerknes
Board member: Asbjørn Sevlejordet
Board member: Thorbjørn Holøs

The board of Statkraft AS is identical with the board of Statkraft SF.

Statkraft is Europe's leader in renewable energy. The group develops and generates hydropower, wind power, gas power and district heating, and is a major player on the European energy exchanges. Statkraft has 3700 employees in more than 20 countries.

For further information, please contact:
SVP Corporate Communication Bente E. Engesland, tel.: +47 911 59 952. e-mail:

Head of Investor Relations Thomas Geiran, tel.: +47 905 79 979. e-mail:


This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.