Mr Thuestad (born 1960) is Executive Vice President Bauxite & Alumina in Hydro.
Mr. Thuestad has been EVP of Norsk Hydro ASA and responsible for the Bauxite and Alumina Business Area since June 2018. Prior to this, Thuestad led Hydro Extruded Solutions, Europe. From 2013 to 2017, Thuestad held the position of EVP Sapa Extrusions Europe. From 2012 to 2013 he led Sapa Profiles with production plants in Europe, North America and China. From 2009 to 2012 he led Alcoa Global Primary Products with 40 locations in Australia, Latin America, Europe and North America. Thuestad has previously been the CEO of Elkem AS and Elkem Aluminium AS. Prior to that, Thuestad was Managing Director of Norzink AS and Fundo AS.
Thuestad has served as Board member/Chairman of Tyssefaldene AS 1997-2000, Board member of Borregaard AS 2005-2007, Statkraft/ Groener AS 2000-2003 and as Officer of Alcoa Inc 2010 – 2011.
He holds a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering; and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA.