Bjarne Eriksen (businessman)

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Bjarne Eriksen (1886 – 1976) was a Norwegian businessperson.

He was born in Trondheim. He was hired as a Supreme Court barrister in 1917, but started a career in Norsk Hydro in 1926. He was originally head of the judicial and financial department, but was then promoted to Director-General (CEO) in 1941.

After the German occupation of Norway, the Germans wanted to further increase output of heavy water; the situation escalated, until Hydro's top management protested, and in early 1943, Bjarne Eriksen, the company's managing director, was arrested and sent to a concentration camp in Germany.[1]

After the War, Erikson returned to his position, where he remained until 1956; after this he was chairman of the board from 1957 to 1960.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hydro.com/en/about-hydro/Our-history/1929---1945/1943-The-Heroes-of-Telemark/
  2. ^ Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Bjarne Eriksen – norsk industrimann". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 18 December 2009. 
Business positions
Preceded by
Axel Aubert
Director General of Norsk Hydro
1941–1956
Succeeded by
Rolf Østbye