Board of directors

The board of directors consists of six members in all, of which five are representatives from the shareholder banks
or representatives from Norwegian industry elected by the shareholders. A representative is also elected by and amongst the employees. There is also an observer to the Board elected by and amongst the employees.

Sigurd Carlsen

Sigurd Carlsen

(born 1959) is chair person of the board since 2014 and member of the board since 2012, and member of the remuneration committee. He is chief risk officer in Nordea Bank AB, Norwegian Branch, and has held various leading positions within Nordea since he was first employed by the bank in 1986. Mr. Carlsen has a business degree from BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, and holds a Master of International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management (previously the American Graduate School of International Management) in Arizona, USA.


Christian Berg

Christian Berg

(born 1969) is deputy chair person of the board since 2014 and member of the board since 2011, and member of the audit committee and the risk committee. He is group CFO in Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding ASA from 2016. He came from the position as senior partner of HitecVision AS. Until January 2012, he was president and CEO of Hafslund ASA. Prior to this, he was CFO of the company from 2001, after serving as manager of group financial investments. He has previous experience from PwC and the investment company Brothers AS. Mr. Berg has a business degree from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) in Bergen.


Tone Lunde Bakker

Tone Lunde Bakker

(born 1962) is a board member since 2009 and member of the audit committee and the risk committee. She is global head of cash management in Danske Bank Group, and has management experience from Danske Bank, SEB and Nordea. Ms. Lunde Bakker holds a business degree from Arizona State University, USA, and is an authorized financial analyst from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) in Bergen.


Bjørn Berg

Bjørn Berg

(born 1957) is a board member since 2014 and head of both the audit committee and the risk committee. He is chief investment officer in DNB Bank ASA and previously had management responsibility for the bank’s ownership in Eksportfinans. He has held various senior positions in finance since 1986, and previously worked as an auditor. Mr. Berg holds a MBA from the University of Wisconsin and a CPA from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) in Bergen.


Marianne Heien Blystad

Marianne Heien Blystad

(born 1958) is a board member since 2007 and member of the the remuneration committee. She is an attorney-at-law with the law firm Ro Sommernes. She has a wide experience from international banking, with Citibank and Eksportfinans ASA, from maritime industries both in the US and Norway with the company Blystad Shipping and Trading and as an investor in the commercial real estate market in Norway. She has served on a wide range of boards in Norway. Ms. Blystad holds a business degree from BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo and a law degree from the University of Oslo.


Rune Helgeland

Rune Helgeland

(born 1968) is a board member since 2013 and member of the remuneration committee. He is elected by and among the employees of Eksportfinans. Mr. Helgeland joined Eksportfinans in 2001 as application manager and since May 2015 he is the Head of IT. He has international experience from the financial software vendors FIS (then SunGard) and SimCorp. Mr. Helgeland has a bachelor degree in economics and an MBA in finance from Drexel University in Pennsylvania, USA, and also holds an Executive Master of Management degree from BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo.


Ole Anders Næss

Ole Anders Næss

(born 1979) is observer to the board since 2016 and Main Representative, elected by the employees of Eksportfinans. He joined Eksportfinans in 2007, and has held positions in Back Office, Risk Management, Funding and has since 2010 worked as a Senior Portfolio Manager in Treasury. Mr. Næss has a Bachelor degree in Business Administration and a Master of Science degree in Financial Economics from BI Norwegian Business School.


Pål Jensen

(born 1964) is deputy to the employee representative to the board, Rune Helgeland. Pål Jensen joined Eksportfinans in 1994 and is Senior Portfolio Manager in Treasury. He has a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from BI Norwegian Business School


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