Bestyrelse


Bjørn Østbø

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 and Graduate Programme in Economics and Business Administration, Norwegian School of Economics.

Other on-going principal assignments: Chairman of the board of Vestlandets Innovasjonsselskap. Deputy Chairman of the board of Folketrygdfondet. Member of the board of directors of SIVA – Selskapet for Industrivekst, Helse Bergen, Universitetet i Bergen and Bergen Kommunale Pensjonskasse.

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. Chairman of the board of Høst Verdien i Avfall AS and Koppang Landbruk- og næringsmegling AS. Member of the board of directors of Tekas AS and Fire Fondene AS.

Christine Rødsæther

Board Member (BN and 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.

Anders Gullestad

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.

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.

Gunn Ingemundsen

Board Member (BN and NOFI)

Born in 1968. Member of the Board of Directors since May 2018.

Gunn Ingemundsen held position as VP Head of Risk Management in Telenor Financial Services. She has extensive experience in consumer banking. She has previous experience from Ikano Bank, Santander (former GE Money Bank), Handelsbanken and former board member of Ya Bank.

Education: MSc in Shipping, Trade and Finance, Cass Business School (former City University) and BSc (hons) in Business Administration, University of Bath, both in England

Kjetil Garstad

Board Member (NOFI)

Born in 1976. Member of the Board of Directors since 2019.

Kjetil Garstad has been an analyst at Stenshagen Invest AS since 2014. From 2007 to 2013, Garstad was an analyst at Arctic Securities AS and before that at Enskilda Securities AB. Between 2001 and 2003, Garstad worked in the corporate finance department of UBS in London.

Education: Master of Science in business administration, Norwegian School of Economics.

Other on-going principal assignments: Chairman of the Board of Steel City AS. Member of the Board of Directors of Øgreid AS and Vininor AS. Deputy board member of B2Holding ASA.

Bjørn H. Kise

Board Member (NOFI)

Born in 1950. Member of the Board of Directors since 2019.

Bjørn. H Kise has more than 35 years of experience of legal practice with the law firm Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS, where he is also a partner. He is (since 1997) admitted to the Supreme Court. Kise is one of the founding partners of Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA and was a board member from 1993 to 2019. Kise was Chairman of the Board of Bank Norwegian AS and Norwegian Finans Holding ASA from 2007 until 2018.

Education: Law Degree from the University of Oslo.

Other ongoing principal assignments: Chairman of the board of Brumm, Fornebu Næringseiendom, Gaia Eiendomsutvikling, HBK Holding, Sneisungen and Scan-Net. Member of the board of directors of Høst Verdien I Avfall, Realkapital and Solum.

Knut Arne Alsaker

Board Member (NOFI)

Born in 1973. Member of the Board of Directors since 2019.

Knut Arne Alsaker has been Group Chief Financial Officer of Sampo Group since 2019 and a member of the Group Executive Committee since 2014. He previously held various positions in Storebrand ASA (1998-2000) and If P&C Insurance Ltd (2000-2018).

Education: Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics.

Other on-going principal assignments: board member of If P&C Insurance Holding Ltd and the vice chairman of the board of Mandatum Life Insurance Company Limited.