Chairman of the Board (NOFI), Board Member (BN)
Born in 1964. Member of the Board of Directors since 2018.
Bjørn Østbø was temporary managing director of Silver Pensjonsforsikring AS under public administration (2017-2018). He has previously been executive at First Securites (2007-2011), CEO of Vital Eiendom (2003-2007) and held various management positions in Vital Forsikring (1996-2003), Executive Vice President of DNB (2001-2003) and executive at Elcon Securities.
Education: Master of Science in Business, Norwegian School of Economics.
Other on-going principal assignments: Chairman of the board of Idun Vesta AS. Member of the board of directors of Folketrygdfondet, University of Bergen, SIVA SF, Helse Bergen HF and Bergen Kommunale Pensjonskasse and Biomed Clinic AS.
John E. Høsteland
Chairman of the Board (BN)
Born in 1947. Member of the Board of Directors since 2007.
John E. Høsteland owns of JH Consult, through which he offers advisory services targeted at the corporate market. He has previously held the role of CEO in a number of companies including Höegh Capital Management AS, Skogbrand Forsikring, First Securities ASA and Elcon Securities ASA, among others. Mr. Høsteland is a member of the board of directors of Höegh Capital Partners ASA, Guardian Corporate AS and First Fondene AS.
Education: Dr. Scient. in Economics, Norwegian University of Life Sciences at Ås.
Other on-going principal assignments: self-employed owner of JH Consult, and member of the boards of directors of, inter alia, Aberdeen Eiendomsfond Norden/Baltikum ASA, Höegh Capital Partners AS, Guardian Corporate AS and First Fondene AS.
Board member (BN og NOFI)
Born in 1964. Member of the Board of Directors since 2017.
Christine Rødsæther has since 2002 been a partner in the law firm Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS and has extensive experience in banking and finance, contract law as well as shipping and offshore. She has previous experience from Wikborg, Rein & Co. and Andersen Legal ANS.
Education: Master of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California and Cand. Jur., University of Bergen.
Other on-going principal assignments: Board member of Odfjell SE and Tide ASA. Member of the Governments counsel for maritime development (MARUT).
Lars Ola Kjos
Board member (BN)
Born in 1978. Member of the Board of Directors since 2013.
Lars Ola Kjos previously held position as VP of Norwegian Reward and Business Development for non-air project at Norwegian including the airline’s Bank Norwegian project.
Education: Bachelor of Science in business administration finance, University of Denver.
Other on-going principal assignments: Chairman of the board of directors of Green 91 AS and Executive Vice President Commercial at Arctic Aviation Assets Ltd where he works with aircraft purchasing, financing and leasing.
Board member (elected by the employees) (BN)
Born in 1977. Member of the Board of Directors since 2016.
Anders Gullestad has been employed at the Bank since 2007. Is currently employed as Risk Manager and has previously worked at the back office department and the credit department.
Education: Master of Science in Business, Nord University Business School.
Other on-going principal assignments: None.
Board Member (NOFI)
Born in 1967. Member of the Board since 2017.
Rolv-Erik Spilling has over 20 years’ experience from the telecom and internet industry in the Nordics and Asia. He is the co-founder of Gture, a digitalisation consulting company. From 2000 to 2015 he held various executive roles in Telenor ASA, most recently serving as a member of Group Executive Management as EVP & CEO Telenor Digital. Prior to Telenor, he held various technical and commercial roles at Alcatel, most recently building up the Internetworking Division in the Nordics and Baltics.
Education: Master of Science in Mathematics, Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTNU).
Other on-going principal assignments: Chairman of the Board of The Future Group ASA, Chairman of the Board of Tise AS, Member of the Board of Telenor Broadcast Holding AS, Member of the Board of Canal Digital AS, Chairman of the Board of Netscenario Holding AS.
Anita M Hjerkinn Aarnæs
Board Member (NOFI)
Born in 1950. Member of the Board of Directors since 2007.
Anita Hjerkinn Aarnæs is an experienced manager with broad international know-how, a comprehensive track record in business development, strategic planning and operational performance cross industries. Her current position is Managing Partner Scandinavia at The Board Practice. Prior to this she served as the HR Director at DNO ASA, as Partner-in Charge at Heidrick & Struggles and TripleA Consulting AS and as management consultant at PA Consulting Group for 20 years.
Education: Master of Public Administration, Harvard University.
Other on-going principal assignments: Member of the Nomination Committee at DNO ASA.