Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board
Born in 1961. Member of the Board of Directors since April 2020.
Hans Larsson is CEO of Linderyd Advisory AB, a financial advisory consultancy, since 2014. He previously held the position as Deputy CEO and Head of Staff at Lindorff A/S, Norway, 2014-15. Prior to this he was a member of the Group Executive Committee of Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (SEB) in Sweden between 2006 and 2013 as Head of Group Staff, Business Development and M&A and prior to that Head of Capital Markets and Client Relationship Management within SEB. He has extensive Nordic and international board directorship experience.
Education: Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business Administration from University of Uppsala, Sweden. Advanced Management Programme education from Stockholm School of Economics.
Other on-going principal assignments: Board Member of Intrum AB, Nordnet AB/Bank AB and Swedish Export Credit Corporation (SEK AB).
Board Member (elected by the employees)
Born in 1990. Member of the Board of Directors since April 2022.
Anni Nord is a Business Developer as of April 2021. She has been employed at Bank Norwegian since September 2016. Previously she has held positions as Marketing Coordinator, Team Leader and Customer Consultant within the company. She has experience from sport management, being a facilitator at University of New Mexico and sales.
Education: Bachelor of Business Administration, International Management with minor in Communication and Journalism from University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management.
Other on-going assignments: None
Born in 1980. Member of the Board of Directors since November 2021.
Christopher Ekdahl is currently a Principal at Nordic Capital Investment Advisory AB and at NC Advisory AB. During the last decade, Ekdahl has built knowledge and expertise in the financial services field, while identifying investment opportunities and managing investments for the Nordic Capital Funds. Prior to this, Ekdahl worked within the Investment Banking Divisions at both Carnegie in Stockholm and Crédit Agricole in Paris, where he advised on matters relating to capital raisings, valuations, stock market transactions, mergers and acquisitions.
Education: MSc in Engineering Physics, Lund Institute of Technology and École Centrale Paris.
Other on-going principal assignments: Board member of Nordax Bank AB, Sambla Group AB and Stabelo Group AB.
Born in 1977. Member of the Board of Directors since April 2020.
Izabella Kibsgaard-Petersen has more than 15 years of experience in compliance, risk management and internal audit. She currently works as SVP Director of compliance and internal audit at Veidekke ASA. In recent years, Izabella Kibsgaard-Petersen has worked with a comprehensive approach to business management and how functions such as compliance, risk management and internal auditing can contribute to good governance and control for value creation. She previously held positions at the Garantiinstituttet for eksportkreditt, Abbott/AbbVie and KPMG.
Education: Law degree from the University of Oslo and certified international auditor from BI Norwegian Business School.
Other on-going principal assignments: None
Born in 1978. Member of the Board of Directors since November 2021.
Jacob Lundblad currently holds a position as CEO in Nordax Bank AB. Lundblad has previously had several different roles within Nordax Bank AB, including deputy CEO, COO, CMO, head of collections/servicing, deputy treasurer, assistant treasurer and customer service agent.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Business Law from Lund University, and a master’s degree in Business Administration.
Other on-going principal assignments: None.
Knut Arne Alsaker
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, Dorset Bidco Limited and Hastings Group Holdings Limited. Vice chairman of the board of Mandatum Life Insurance Company Limited.
Lisa Karlsson Bruzelius
Born in 1986. Member of the Board of Directors since November 2021.
Lisa Bruzelius is currently deputy CEO and COO in Royal Design Group. Bruzelius has the overall responsibility for the operations of the group and ensuring that all business units deliver on set growth targets. Previously, Bruzelius has been CCO of Resia Travel Group, Head of Consumer at Modern Försäkringar. Bruzelius has extensive experience in strategy and development within sales and operations from Telenor Sweden.
Bruzelius also has experience as a board member at Rundvirke Industrier, Sweden's largest specialist timber group.
Education: Master’s in finance from Stockholm School of Economics, and a master’s in international management from Community of European Management Schools.
Other on-going principal assignments: None.
Ragnhild Marta Wiborg
Born in 1961. Member of the Board of Directors since November 2021.
Ragnhild Wiborg has experience as Chief Investment Director and Portfolio manager of Odin Fund Management. Wiborg has been partner and manager of the Pecunia/Consepio fund, and she has extensive experience from investment banking in Norway and the UK First Chicago and Scandinavia Banking Group (SEB). Wiborg has previously been a board member at RECSilicon ASA, Gränges AB, Sbanken ASA, Insr and Borregaard ASA.
Education: MSc in Economics from Stockholm School of Economics and Business Administration, and a Master’s in Macroeconomics from Fundação Getulio Vargas.
Other on-going principal assignments: Chair in EAM Solar ASA, Board member of Intrum AB, Cary Group AB, Rana Gruber and Kistefos.