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Election of members to the Corporate Assembly, the Board of Directors and the Nomination Committee

The Nomination Committee has begun its work. Input and proposals submitted to the Nomination Committee may be sent to the Chair or the Secretary of the Nomination Committee by the end of Week 7, 2012.

In accordance with Article 18 of the Articles of Association, the General Meeting of Orkla ASA has elected a Nomination Committee consisting of Idar Kreutzer (Chair), Leiv Askvig and Olaug Svarva and Nils-Henrik Pettersson. In connection with the preparation of proposals for the election of the Chair and the Deputy Chair of the Board of Directors, the Election Committee shall be supplemented by a representative designated by the employee-elected members of the Corporate Assembly.

Under Article 18, the Nomination Committee of Orkla ASA shall:

“submit recommendations to the General Meeting regarding the latter's election of members to the Corporate Assembly. The Nomination Committee shall also submit recommendations to the shareholder-elected members of the Corporate Assembly regarding their election of members to the Board of Directors, and to the Corporate Assembly regarding its election of the Board Chair.”

1. All the shareholder-elected members of the Corporate Assembly are up for election in spring 2012 (they were all elected in 2011 for a term of one year):

Johan H. Andresen jr (member 2001)
Idar Kreutzer (member 2003) 
Rune Bjerke (member 2007)
Kjetil Houg (member 2007)
Nils-Henrik Pettersson (member 2003)
Gunn Wærsted (deputy 2001-03, member 2003)
Lars Windfeldt (member 2006)
Olaug Svarva (deputy 1995-01, member 2006)
Dag Mejdell (member 2006)
Marianne Blystad (member 2006)
Nils Selte (member 2008)
Terje Venold (deputy 2001-09, member 2009)
Claus R. Flinder (member 2010)
Ann Kristin Brautaset (deputy 2006-10, member 2010) 

2. All the shareholder-elected deputy members of the Corporate Assembly are up for election in spring 2012 (including the order in which they will be summoned to attend) (they were all elected in 2011 for a term of one year):

Odd Gleditsch (1) d.y. (deputy 2010)
Gunnar Rydning (2) (deputy 2011)
Scilla Treschow Hokholt (3) (deputy 2003)
Benedikte Bjørn (4) (deputy 2006)
Andreas Enger (5) (deputy 2007)
Mimi K. Berdal (6) (deputy 2009)

3.  Chair and Deputy Chair of the Corporate Assembly are up for election in 2012

Idar Kreutzer was elected Chair and Dag Mejdell Deputy Chair on the Corporate Assembly's first meeting after the Annual General Meeting spring 2011. Both were elected for a term of one year. 

4. All the shareholder-elected Board members are up for election in spring 2012 (they were all elected in 2011 for a term of one year):

Bjørg Ven    (member 2006)
Stein Erik Hagen  (member 2004)
Åse Aulie Michelet  (member 2001)
Peter Ruzicka    (member 2003-05, deputy 2007, member 2008)
Jesper Ovesen (member 2010)
Åge Korsvold (member 2011)
Barbara Thoralfsson (member 2011)

5. The Board Chair and Deputy Board Chair is up for election in spring 2012

In 2011 Stein Erik Hagen was elected Chair of the Board of Directors for a term of one year (Board Chair since 2006) and Åge Korsvold was elected Deputy Chair of the Board of Directors for a term of one year (Deputy Chair since 2011).

6. Members of the Nomination Committee up for election in spring 2012

In 2010 Idar Kreutzer (member since 2004), Olaug Svarva (member since 2006) og Leiv Askvig (member since 2005) were elected members of the Nomination Committee for a term of two years.

7. The Chair of the Nomination Committee up for election in spring 2012

In 2010 Idar Kreutzer was elected Chair of the Nomination Committee.


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Input and proposals submitted to the Nomination Committee may be sent to:

The Nomination Committee of Orkla ASA
Attn: Chair Idar Kreutzer,
c/o Orkla ASA,
P.O. Box 423 Skøyen
NO-0213 Oslo

or to

Orkla ASA
Attn: SVP Legal Affairs Karl Otto Tveter
P.O. Box 423 Skøyen
NO-0213 Oslo
karl.otto.tveter@orkla.no

Input and proposals must reach the Nomination Committee by the end of Week 7, 2011.