Torvild Aakvaag

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Torvild Aakvaag
Born (1927-01-27)January 27, 1927
Nationality Norwegian
Home town Bærum, Norway

Torvild Aakvaag (born 27 January 1927) was a Norwegian businessperson.

He was born in Bærum, and was a cand.jur. by education. He was employed in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1951 to 1956, but left for a career in Norsk Hydro. He was promoted to head of the judicial department in 1967, and head of the petroleum department in 1970. He advanced to become assisting director-general in 1977, and director-general (CEO) in 1984.[1] He succeeded Odd Narud.[2] He stayed in this position until 1991; after this he was chairman of the board from 1992 to 1997.[1] He has also been a board member of Orkla Borregaard, Storebrand and Nobel Industrier, and chaired Hydro Aluminium and Korn- og Foderstof Kompagniet.[3]

He was decorated as a Commander of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav in 1989.[4]


  1. ^ a b Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Torvild Aakvaag". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 22 August 2009. 
  2. ^ Ørjasæter, Elin (12 January 2009). "Kong Reiten ansetter tronfølger". E24 Næringsliv (in Norwegian). Retrieved 24 August 2009. 
  3. ^ De Lange, Grete; et al. (30 January 1988). "Tøffere tider for styrene". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). p. 5. 
  4. ^ Stavrum, Gunnar. "Torvild Aakvaag". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 22 August 2009. 
Business positions
Preceded by
Odd Narud
Director General of Norsk Hydro
Succeeded by
Egil Myklebust