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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, 2013.

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, Olaug Svarva and Nils-Henrik Pettersson. In addition, Vidar Dahl represents the employees in connection with recommendations regarding the election of the Chair and Deputy Chair of the Board of Directors.

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 2013 (they were all elected at the general meeting in 2013 for a term of one year):

Johan H. Andresen jr (member 2001)
Idar Kreutzer (member 2003) 
Rune Bjerke (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)
Marianne Blystad (member 2006)
Nils Selte (member 2008)
Terje Venold (deputy 2001-09, member 2009)
Ann Kristin Brautaset (deputy 2006-10, member 2010)
Odd Gleditsch d.y (deputy 2010, member 2012)
Gunnar Rydning (deputy 2011, member 2012)

Furthermore, Dag Mejdell has resigned as member and Deputy Chair of the Corporate Assembly on account of having accepted another position of trust. 

2. All the shareholder-elected deputy members of the Corporate Assembly are up for election in spring 2013 (including the order in which they will be summoned to attend) (they were all elected at the general meeting in 2012 for a term of one year):

Scilla Treschow Hokholt (1) (deputy 2003)
Kjetil Houg (2) (member 2007, deputy 2012)
Benedikte Bjørn (4) (deputy 2006)
Kirsten Idebøen (5) (deputy 2012)
Mimi K. Berdal (6) (deputy 2009)

3.  The Chair and Deputy Chair of the Corporate Assembly are up for election in 2013 (they were both elected in 2012 for a term of one year and until the first meeting of the Corporate Assembly after the Annual General Meeting in 2013:

Idar Kreutzer was elected Chair at the Corporate Assembly's first meeting after the Annual General Meeting in the spring of 2012. Terje Venold was elected as new Deputy Chair in August 2012 in connection with Dag Mejdell’s resignation as member and Deputy Chair of the Corporate Assembly.

4. All the shareholder-elected Board members are up for election in spring 2013 (they were all elected in 2012 for a term of one year and until the first meeting of the Corporate Assembly after the Annual General Meeting in 2013:

Stein Erik Hagen  (member 2004)
Bjørg Ven (member 2006)
Peter Ruzicka    (member 2003-05, deputy 2007, member 2008)
Jesper Ovesen (member 2010)
Barbara Thoralfsson (member 2011)
Grace Reksten Skaugen (member 2012)
Jo Lunder (member 2012)

5. The Board Chair is up for election in spring 2013:

In 2012 Stein Erik Hagen was elected Chair of the Board of Directors for a term of one year and until the first meeting of the Corporate Assembly after the Annual General Meeting in 2013 (Board Chair since 2006).

6. Member of the Nomination Committee up for election in spring 2013

Nils-Henrik Pettersson was elected as member of the Nomination Committee in 2011 for a term of two years (member 2009).