Degree from the Retail Institute (now the Norwegian School of Retail).
First elected to the Board in 2004 and up for re-election in 2012. Retailer and founder of RIMI Norge AS and Hakon Gruppen AS from 1976. Co-founder of ICA AB and retailer from 1999 to 2004. Owner and Executive Chairman of the Board of Canica AS and associated family-owned companies since 2004. Member of the Board of Treschow Fritzøe AS, Fritzøe Skoger – Mille Marie Treschow, Angvik Investor AS, Angvik Eiendoms Investor AS, Møre Investor AS, Nøisomhed AS and Sepas AS. Member of the Board of the Stein Erik Hagen Stiftelse for Klinisk Hjerteforskning (Foundation for Clinical Heart Research) since 2007. Member of the Council of the Centre for Corporate Governance Research at the Norwegian School of Management (BI). Member of the Madison Council, Library of Congress (Washington D.C.). Orkla and Canica and/or Stein Erik Hagen have some common business interests. The Board of Directors of Orkla has been informed of these interests, and has taken due note of the information. Mr Hagen and related parties own 249,542,000 shares in Orkla ASA2. Mr Hagen attended 11 board meetings in 2011.
1 Not indipendent.
2 Number of shares owned as of 31 December 2011.