Egil Hogna. (Sapa)
Egil Hogna is a man well suited to his time and place. The drive in downstream manufacturing towards a more customer-focused, solutions-driven business model at the expense of operationally-based performance targets is one that the Sapa ceo has spearheaded throughout his career. It was already a key philosophy of Sapa when Hogna took the top seat just over two years ago.
Had things gone differently, Hogna might have had a career in research. In high school he developed an interest in technical studies, and studied at the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTNU) – which has been attended by seemingly most of Norway’s aluminium community – where he initially pursued a degree in electronics.
Hogna is at heart an extrovert – a man who is energised and motivated in company. He arrived at Metal Bulletin’s London offices alone, keen to engage with every person he encountered where others may have had...