About Yara

Management and Board

Bernt Reitan

Bernt Reitan

Chairman of the Board since 2012

Chairman of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Reitan (born 1948) was Executive Vice President (EVP) and member of Alcoa’s Executive Council until he retired in 2010. Reitan had management responsibility for Alcoa’s Global Primary Products Group and Alcoa’s Materials Management (metal purchasing, trading and transportation). Prior to joining Alcoa, where he held several key management positions before being elected EVP in 2004, Mr. Reitan held a series of positions at Elkem ASA, Norway, including Corporate Management 1988–2000 and Managing Director of Elkem Aluminum ANS from 1988.

He holds an M.Sc degree in Civil Engineering from the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH). Mr. Reitan serves on the board of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and REC ASA, and he is Co-Chair of the board of the American Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) in New York.