Hafslund – Johan Chr. Hovland new Senior vice president Corporate communications and public affairs

Johan Chr. Hovland will take the position as Hafslund’s Senior vice president Corporate communications and public affairs, from mid-August 2012.

“Good communication and thorough work with the regulatory framework is important both for Hafslund and our customers. Hovland will with his background and experience strengthen this work”, says CEO Finn Bjørn Ruyter in Hafslund ASA

Mr. Hovland (born 1964) has since 2011 held the position as Senior vice president, corporate communications and public affairs at Orkla ASA. Prior to that he served as SVP Public affairs at Elkem (2006-2010), Divisional manager and SVP at Elkem Energi (2009-2010) and Production director at Elkem Energi (2001-2008). Mr. Hovland has previous experience from the Federation of Norwegian Process Industries as well as the Ministry of Industry and energy.

Mr. Hovland holds a Degree (Siviløkonom) from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH).

“Hafslund is Norway’s most exciting energy company, and I look forward to work on establishing good conditions for Hafslund’s development in cooperation with municipalities were Hafslund operates and national energy authorities”, says Johan Chr. Hovland.

Hafslund ASA,

Oslo, 30 May 2012

For further information, please contact:

CEO Finn Bjørn Ruyter, tel +47 911 38 199

Johan Chr. Hovland, tlf + 47 917 63 491


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