Born 1963, Norwegian citizen
Master’s degree in Metallurgy from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.
Leadership program, IMD, Switzerland
Helge Aasen is CEO of Elkem ASA, a post he has held since 2009. He has held a number of positions in the Elkem Group since 1990, including experience from various divisions in the Group as well as sales, marketing and commercial positions. Mr. Aasen has previously held engineering positions at Norsk Ferro AS, a part of Norsk Jern Holding.
Mr. Aasen is a board member of China National Bluestar Company (Elkem is biggest shareholder) and chair of the board of REC Solar Holdings AS. He is also chair of the board of the Federation of Norwegian Industries (a national association in NHO - Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise).