Hilde Merete Aasheim became President & CEO in Hydro on May 8, 2019. Hilde Merete Aasheim served as Executive Vice President for the Aluminium Metal business area since November 2008.
Aasheim joined Hydro in October 2005 as Executive Vice President for Leadership and Culture (human resources, health, environment, safety and corporate social responsibility). In January 2007, she stepped out of Hydro’s corporate management board to lead the planning of the integration between Hydro’s oil and gas activities and Statoil. When the merger closed in October 2007, she became executive vice president of staff functions and corporate services in StatoilHydro. From 1986 to 2005 she held several senior positions in Elkem. In 2002 she was head of Elkem's Silicon division and member of the corporate management board. From 2015 she became the chairperson in the Federation of Norwegian Industries (Norsk Industri) and she also held the chair in the global association International Aluminium Institute. Aasheim has a master's degree in business economics from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration in Bergen and is also a state authorized public accountant. Aasheim has also work experience from Arthur Andersen & Co.