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Elkem ASA (ELK.OL)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Koenig

54 2016 Chairman of the Board

Helge Aasen

2018 Chief Executive Officer

Morten Viga

2006 Chief Financial Officer

Havard Moe

2008 Senior Vice President Technology

Katja Lehland

Senior Vice President Human Resources

Inge Grubben-Stromnes

2008 Senior Vice President Business Development

Frederic Jacquin

2015 Senior Vice President Silicones

Trond Saeterstad

2012 Senior Vice President Silicon Materials

Asbjorn Sovik

2007 Senior Vice President Carbon

Jean Villeneuve

2011 Senior Vice President Foundry Products

Louis Vovelle

2015 Senior Vice President Innovation and R&D

Olivier de Clermont Tonnerre

2011 Director

Anja-Isabel Dotzenrath

2018 Director

Marianne Faeroyvik

2016 Director, Employee Representative

Yougen Ge

2019 Director

Caroline Gregoire Sainte-Marie

2018 Director

Terje Hanssen

2018 Director, Employee Representative

Zhigang Hao

2019 Director

Marianne Johnsen

56 2019 Director

Dag Opedal

58 2018 Director

Odd-Geir Lyngstad

Vice President Finance & Treasury Elkem

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Koenig

Mr. Michael Koenig has been Chairman of the Board at ELKEM ASA since September 2016. Mr. Koenig is currently the chief executive officer of China National Bluestar (Group) Co., Ltd., a position he has held since January 2016. Mr. Koenig also serves as a member of the board of directors of China National Bluestar (group) Co. Ltd., Adisseo and Quenos. Mr. Koenig has extensive professional experience from the Bayer group in which he has held various positions, including chief executive officer of Bayer Group Greater China and Head of Polycarbonates Business Unit of Bayer MaterialScience. Mr. Koenig also served as a member of the board of directors of Bayer AG from 2013 until 2015 and as the chairperson of the board of directors of Currenta from 2013 until 2015. Hence, Mr. Koenig has accumulated rich experience in running large multinational corporations. Mr. Koenig holds a degree in chemical engineering from the Chemical Engineering Department of the TU Dortmund University in Germany. He serves at China National Bluestar (Group) Co. Ltd (chief executive officer and board member), Adisseo (board member) and Qenos (board member). Previously, he was Board Member of Bayer AG and Chairperson of Currenta.

Helge Aasen

Mr. Helge Aasen has served as Chief Executive Officer of ELKEM ASA since 2009. He was Director of the Company until 2018. Helge Aasen has 27 years of experience in the international materials and metals and mining industry. Mr. Aasen has worked both at plants and in corporate functions internationally and in Norway. He has held the posts as SVP of Elkem Carbon division (2000 - 2007), after which he was appointed CEO of Elkem Solar AS. Helge Aasen holds an MSc in Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and has participated in the executive leadership development program at IMD in Switzerland. Mr. Aasen has been with Elkem since 1990, and in the course of his years at Elkem, he has acquired a very broad industrial experience of most of the company’s different functions, from sales through operations to logistics and purchasing. He is Board Member of China National Bluestar (Group) Co. Ltd. and Chairperson of Norsk Industri.

Morten Viga

Mr. Morten Viga has been Chief Financial Officer of ELKEM ASA since 2006. Mr. Viga has worked in Elkem since 2001. He held the post as Financial Director of Elkem Silicon/Ferrosilicon before he was appointed CFO for Elkem. Morten Viga has 29 years of experience in the international materials, metals and mining and oil and gas industries. Mr. Viga holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). In the course of his years at Elkem, he has acquired a broad experience from corporate level and from divisional and plant level. He is Board Member of North Sea Container Line AS.

Havard Moe

Mr. Havard Moe has been Senior Vice President Technology at ELKEM ASA since 2008. Mr. Moe has worked with R&D, engineering, corporate procurement and industrial projects in Elkem. Prior to his position in Elkem, he held various management positions in ABB and Statoil. Mr. Moe has a broad international experience from technology development and execution of complex industrial projects. He has been in involved in all of Elkem’s large projects since 2008, including Elkem Solar, energy recovery projects in Thamshavn and Chicoutimi, and two furnace upgrade projects in Salten. He has also supported Elkem’s owners, both Orkla and Bluestar, in quality assurance of their expansion projects in Europe and China. Mr. Moe holds an MSc in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and has participated in the transition to general management program at INSEAD in France. He serves at Elkem Solar AS (board member) and Eyde Nettverket (board member).

Katja Lehland

Mrs. Katja Lehland serves as Senior Vice President Human Resources at ELKEM ASA. Katja Lehland has been the Chief Human Resources Officer of Elkem since 2011. Mrs. Lehland has worked in Elkem since 2006. Prior to her position in Elkem, Mrs. Lehland held several international HR Director-positions in Nokia, United Biscuits and Schindler where she served on the companies’ management teams and has also held several board positions. Mrs. Lehland has during her career acquired an extensive international business experience. Mrs. Lehland holds a BSc in Economics and Marketing and has completed high-level executive management development programs. She is Board Member of Elkem Solar AS and Deputy Board Member of Riviera Asset Management.

Inge Grubben-Stromnes

Mr. Inge Grubben-Stromnes has been Senior Vice President Business Development at ELKEM ASA since 2008. He has worked with strategy and business development in Elkem since 2005. He has also been the CEO of Elkem Solar AS since 2012. Prior to his position in Elkem, he worked with McKinsey & Company for 4 years. Mr. Grubben-Stromnes holds an MSc in Zoology and a Bachelor in Biology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and an MBA from EM-Lyon. He serves at REC Solar Holding AS (board member), Bluestar Elkem Solar S.a r.l. (board member), Elkem Solar AS (board member) and Solin Development B.V. (board member). Previosuly, he worked for FiN AS (board member), Elkem Chartering AS (board member) and Elkem Solar AS (chief executive officer).

Frederic Jacquin

Mr. Frederic Jacquin has been Senior Vice President Silicones at ELKEM ASA since 2015. Mr. Jacquin has previously worked 11 years in Bluestar Silicones International. He held the position as Vice President of Marketing and Sales before he was appointed CEO of the Silicones division in early 2015. He joined the Company in 2004. He has 28 years of experience with specialty chemicals and has thereby acquired a broad and international experience in specialty chemicals business development and industrial marketing. Mr. Jacquin holds an Executive MBA from the ESSEC French Business School and a Magistere in Marketing and Communication from La Sorbonne French University (Celsa). He serves at Bluestar Silicones International S.a r.l. (board member), Bluestar Silicones Brasil Ltda. (board member), Bluestar Silicones France SAS (chief executive officer), Bluestar Silicones Shanghai Co. Ltd. (chairperson), Bluestar Silicones Hong Kong Trading Co., Ltd. (board member), Bluestar Silicones USA Corp. (board member).

Trond Saeterstad

Mr. Trond Saeterstad has been Senior Vice President Silicon Materials at ELKEM ASA since 2012. Mr. Saeterstad has previously held the position as Senior Vice President of Elkem Solar AS and has been the former plant manager at Elkem plants both for Silicon and Ferroalloy before he was appointed Head of Silicones Materials. He joined the Company in 1997. He holds an MSc in Chemical Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and Business Economist from the Norwegian Business School (BI). He has 31 years of experience in the international processing and metals and mining industries. He has also participated in the leadership development program in IMD in Switzerland. He has broad industrial experience from different management positions in Elkem, Vale as Managing Director, Akzo Nobel in operation and Statoil as project engineer. He serves at Elkem Rana AS (board member and chief executive officer), Elkem Silicones (board member), Arctic Cluster Team (chairperson) and Industry Cluster of Process Industry northern Norway (chairperson). He previously worked at Helgeland Lean Senter (board member).

Asbjorn Sovik

Mr. Asbjorn Resell Sovik has been Senior Vice President Carbon at ELKEM ASA since 2007. Mr. Sovik has worked in Elkem since 1995 and was previously head of business development in Elkem corporate. He has an extensive international management experience from plants and divisions in the United States, Brazil and Norway, through his 25 years of experience in the international materials and mining industry. He has a broad knowledge of most of Elkem’s different functions, such as Raw Materials, Energy, Operations and M&S. Mr. Sovik holds an MSc in Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and an MBA from IESE in Spain.

Jean Villeneuve

Mr. Jean Villeneuve has been Senior Vice President Foundry Products at ELKEM ASA since 2011. Prior to this he held the position as General Manager Americas from 2008-2011. Mr. Villeneuve has worked in Elkem since 1979, although with a break between 1989-1993, and has 37 years of experience in the international engineering and metals and mining industries. He has worked as Plant Manager for Elkem Chicoutimi and as General Manager Americas before he was appointed Head of Foundry Products. Mr. Villeneuve holds a Bachelor’s degree in unified engineering on electrical option from the University of Chicoutmi in Quebec, Canada. He has also participated in a leadership program at the Center for Creative Leadership in Colorado Springs. He serves at Elkem Materials, Inc. (board member) Elkem Metal Canada Inc. (chairperson) and Igazu Alloys S.A. (board member). He previously was Board Member of Idem.

Louis Vovelle

Mr. Louis Pierre Jean Vovelle has served as Senior Vice President Innovation and R&D at ELKEM ASA since 2015. Mr. Vovelle has worked both in corporate and divisional functions internationally. He has held the post as R&D Director for Bluestar Silicones International (2007-2010), after which he was appointed Vice President for Innovation and Strategy of Bluestar Silicones International (2010-2015). Mr. Vovelle holds an Engineer diploma in Chemistry from the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Paris (1983), a PhD in Physics from Ecole Centrale de Lyon (1987), and has participated in the General Management Program at CEDEP-INSEAD in France (1998 - 1999). In the course of his years of experience as R&D director and Vice President in international companies (Rhône-Poulenc, Rhodia, Bluestar), he has developed a sustainable innovation and R&D vision for developing new products and new processes. During the last years at Bluestar Silicones International and Elkem, an extensive R&D collaborative network has been created supported by Open Innovation with international universities, high schools and clusters in chemistry and materials. He works for Axelera collaborative cluster (chemistry & environment) (board member), Techtera collaborative cluster (materials) (president) and Lyon Polymer Science & Engineering (University of Lyon) (deputy board member).

Olivier de Clermont Tonnerre

Mr. Olivier de Clermont Tonnerre has been Director of ELKEM ASA since 2011. He has since January 2011 held the position as chief strategic and as corporate development officer at National China Bluestar Corp., in addition to executive strategic adviser at Elkem Silicones Service France. Mr. de Clermont Tonnerre is a member of the board of directors of National China Bluestar Corp. (since 2007), Bluestar Elkem Luxembourg (since 2007), Elkem (since 2011), REC Solar (since 2015) and Syngenta (since 2017). Mr. de Clermont Tonnerre has extensive professional experience from the Rhone-Poulenc group and Rhodia group in which he held several executive positions for worldwide SBU’s such as Surfactants, Food Additives and then Silicones-Silica- Rare Earth based in France and in the USA. Mr. de Clermont Tonnerre was a member of Rhodia executive committee, chief executive officer of Silicones-Silica- rare earth and also supervising the Rhodia group sales & marketing excellence program, before he joined the Bluestar group in 2007 after the acquisition of the Rhodia silicones business by Bluestar. Mr. de Clermont Tonnerre was then appointed as chief executive officer of Bluestar Silicones until 2010. Mr. de Clermont Tonnerre holds a degree in chemical engineering from Toulouse Institut Polytechniques (France), a Master in Economics from Paris- Nanterre University (France) and an MBA from INSEAD (France). He serves at REC Solar (board member), Bluestar Elkem Luxembourg (board member), National China Bluestar Corp. (board member and executive officer), Renovalys France (Board member), Syngenta (board member) and Nouvel Institut Franco-Chinois de Lyon (board member). Previously, he worked at Bluestar Silicones International Luxembourg (board member).

Anja-Isabel Dotzenrath

Ms. Anja-Isabel Dotzenrath has been Director of ELKEM ASA since March 22, 2018. She has more than 25 years of industrial and top management consulting experience in the energy and chemical industry, with extensive expertise in strategy development, transformation, post-merger integration and finance. She has worked across a range of geographies, including Central and Eastern Europe, the U.S. and Asia. Ms. Dotzenrath has been the CEO of E.ON Climate & Renewables at E.ON SE since April 2017 responsible for E.ON’s industrial-scale renewable energy activities and one of the three business pillars of E.ON. Prior to this, she served as the chief operating officer at E.ON Climate & Renewables and as a member of the board of E.ON’s integrated conventional generation and renewables business. Ms. Dotzenrath joined E.ON in 2011. She has a degree in Electrical Engineering and Business Administration, both from RWTH Aachen University. She served at E.ON Climate & Renewables GmbH (chief executive officer) and previously served at E.ON Climate & Renewables GmbH (board Member), E.ON Kraftwerke GmbH (fully authorized representative), E.On Kernkraft GmbH (fully authorized representative) and E.ON Inhouse Consulting (managing director).

Marianne Faeroyvik

Ms. Marianne Faeroyvik has been Director, Employee Representative at ELKEM ASA since 2016. She has been with Elkem AS since 1995 and has been an employee representative director of the board of Elkem since 2016. Prior to this, she was a deputy board member at the Elkem board of directors. Ms. Faeroyvik has worked with engineering, technical development, project procurement, production improvement and manufacturing analysis in Elkem and is currently a senior chemical engineer. She is educated at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and has a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry, also from NTNU.

Yougen Ge

Caroline Gregoire Sainte-Marie

Ms. Caroline Gregoire Sainte-Marie has been Director of ELKEM ASA since March 22, 2018. She has built extensive managerial and board experience throughout her career, having held chief executive, presidential and other highly-ranked positions in several large corporations, as well as serving multiple board memberships. Since May of 2017, Caroline Gregoire has held the position as senior advisor with HIG Capital Europe. Caroline Gregoire has several current directorship positions, including independent director of Groupama SA France and as a member of Wienberger AG's board of directors, where she also is a member of the audit committee and the strategy committee. Further, Caroline Gregoire is also on the board of directors of CALYOS and of FLSmidth, where she is a member of the Technology Committee and Audit Committee as well. In addition, she is the founding partner of Definnov SAS. Caroline Gregoire is a graduate of Institut d'Etudes Politiques Paris and Universite Droit Paris Sorbonne. She serves at Groupama S.A. (board member), FLSmidth (board member), Wienberger AG (board member) and CALYOS (board member). Previously, she worked for Safran S.A. (board advisor) and Eramet S.A. (board member).

Terje Hanssen

Zhigang Hao

Marianne Johnsen

Dag Opedal

Mr. Dag Jakob Opedal has been Director of ELKEM ASA since March 22, 2018. Dag J. Opedal has extensive managerial experience from previous positions in several Norwegian public and private companies. Mr. Opedal is the former chief executive officer of Orkla ASA, EVP Norgesgruppen ASA, president of Ferd Capital, and managing director for Stabburet AS. Mr. Opedal has also been a board member of Carlsberg, Jotun, REC, Sapa / Alcoa (JV) and Telenor ASA. In addition, Mr. Opedal was the Chairperson of Elkem AS from 2006 to 2009. Mr. Opedal has a degree in economics from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), in addition to an MBA from INSEAD business school in France. He serves at Nammo AS (board member), FSN Capital (executive advisor), Kavli Holding AS (board member), Kavli Foundation (board member), Odin Forvaltning AS (board member), Cosmetics Group (chairperson), PM Retail AS (chairperson), Byggimpuls AS (chairperson), Hypervig AS (chairperson), Styreinstitutt (board member), Holly Holding AS (chairperson), Bertel O. Steen Holding AS (board member), BOS Invest (chairperson), BOS Industri (chairperson), Vita AS (chairperson), Buddy Holding AS (chairperson), Viking Outdoor Footwear AS (chairperson), Alcaran AS (chairperson) and Fruvika AS (chairperson). He previously worked at Vizrt AS (chairperson), Telenor ASA (board member), Norwegian Church Aid (board member), Meltwater (chairperson of supervisory board), AKmaskiner AS (chairperson) and Validus AS (chairperson).

Odd-Geir Lyngstad