Our sustainability professionals

Our dedicated risk and ownership management team collaborates with our investment teams to integrate ESG into the investment and ownership processes.

The Risk and Ownership Team

Responsible for identifying and evaluating ESG risks in our investee companies, excluding companies in breach of Storebrand's Exclusion Policy, developing sustainability policies, and contributing to the integration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks into portfolio managers' investment decision-making processes. Also responsible for active ownership activities within Storebrand Asset Management, including engagement with investee companies and policymakers, and voting at company AGMs.


Kamil Zabielski

Head of Sustainable Investment

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    Zabielski joined Storebrand Asset Management’s sustainable investments team in 2021. Previously worked as Head of Sustainability at the Norwegian Export Credit Agency (GIEK), and as advisor at the Council of the Ethics for the Norwegian Government Pension Fund – Global.

    He has a specialization in human rights/ labour rights, conducting due diligence of companies, and evaluating environmental and social risks and impacts of projects in a wide range of sectors. He has a LL.M in International Law and M.Phil in Human Rights Law from the University of Oslo.


Tulia Machado-Helland

Head of Human Rights and Senior Sustainability Analyst

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    Machado-Helland joined Storebrand Asset Management's sustainable investments team in 2008. Her specialty areas are human rights, labour rights, indigenous peoples' rights and international humanitarian law. She is responsible for Storebrand's overall active ownership strategy and company engagement. In addition, she engages with companies mainly on social but also on environmental issues.

    Previously, she has worked at the Council on Ethics for the Norwegian Government Pension Fund – Global, the Ministry of Finance in Norway and as an attorney in the US. She holds a Juris Doctor’s Degree and a Texas State Attorney license. She also holds a Master's degree in International Relations and Development.


Victoria Lidén

Senior Sustainability Analyst

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    Lidén joined Storebrand Asset Management’s sustainable investments team in 2021. She is based in Stockholm and working with ESG analysis and active ownership with a particular focus on the Swedish/Nordic market. Prior to joining Storebrand Victoria has 6 years of experience working with sustainability within the financial industry.

    She holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration and Economics from Stockholm University (major in finance), including a semester at National University of Singapore. In addition, she has taken several courses in sustainable development at CSR Sweden and Stockholm Resilience Centre.


Emine Isciel

Head of Climate and Environment

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    Isciel joined Storebrand Asset Management's sustainable investments team in 2018. She leads Storebrand Asset Management's work on climate and environment and our company engagement.

    Prior to joining Storebrand, Isciel worked for the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment with multilateral environmental agreements advising the government on sustainability policies and strategies and leading the work on implementing the SDGs. She has also worked for the UN and provided technical advice and content to the SDGs. She holds an MA in Political Science from the University of Oslo, and has studied at the University of Cape Town, New York University and Harvard Extension School.


Vemund Olsen

Senior Sustainability Analyst

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    Olsen joined Storebrand Asset Management’s sustainable investments team in 2021. He previously worked as Special Adviser for Responsible Finance at Rainforest Foundation Norway, where he engaged with global financial institutions on management of risks arising from deforestation, climate change, biodiversity loss and human rights violations.

    Before that he worked with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Venezuela and with human rights organizations in Colombia. He has an M.Phil in Human Rights Law from the University of Oslo.


Frédéric Landré

Sustainability Analyst

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    Landré, who joined the sustainable investments team in 2023, has significant experience in analyzing issuers' ESG profiles and green frameworks.

    Prior to joining Storebrand, Landré was with the London Stock Exchange Group, where he worked with quantitative analysis and integration of both financial data and ESG data. He holds an M.Sc. in Business Administration from Linköping University, with a major in finance.

The Solutions Investment Team 

Responsible for identifying solution companies, for use across Storebrand Asset Management, as well as for Solution funds: Storebrand Global Solutions, Storebrand Renewable Energy, Storebrand Smart Cities and Storebrand Equal Opportunities.


Philip Ripman

Portfolio Manager

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    Philip Ripman specializes within the areas of politics, climate change, commercialization of sustainability and integration of the UN Sustainable Development Goals as investment themes.

    Ripman has held numerous positions within the company, including Group Head of Sustainability. Through his engagement with sustainability, he has advised several governments and institutions on topics ranging from coal exclusions, to environmental impacts of human activities, and policy requirements for achieving international climate agreement targets.

    His education includes Master’s degrees in Chinese Studies and Political Science.


Sunniva Bratt Slette

Portfolio Manager

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    Since August 2021, Slette has worked as a portfolio manager in the investment team Solutions. Her focus areas have been investment strategies within the themes smart cities and renewable energy.

    Slette joined Storebrand in 2017 as a Sustainability Analyst. In this role, her focus areas were sustainability assessments for the UN Sustainable Development Goals. She was responsible for carbon footprinting of investments and following up green bonds, and worked with the team on corruption, human rights and the environment.

    As an Investment analyst for our Solutions team, she focuses on research and portfolio construction of solution companies with products and services that significantly contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. She holds MSc degrees in Industrial Economics (NTNU, Norway, 2016) and Technology Management (Ajou University, South Korea.


Ellen Grieg Andersen

Portfolio Manager

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    Grieg Andersen joined Storebrand Asset Management’s funds team in 2019 as a Project Manager trainee. In this role, she was involved in the project planning of internal processes and communication of the company’s sustainability work. She also participated in the graduate program ”Future Impact”.

    She started in the Solutions team as an Investment analyst, focusing on research and portfolio construction of solution companies. In the autumn of 2021 she became Portfolio Manager of Storebrand Equal Opportunities.

    She holds a Master’s degree in International Economics (Lund University, 2018) and a BSc in International Business in Asia from Copenhagen Business School (2017), including a semester at Fudan University in Shanghai (2016).


Nader Hakimi Fard

Portfolio Manager

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    Hakimi Fard joined Storebrand Asset Management in September 2022. He is a Portfolio Manager in the investment team Solutions where his focus is on renewable energy. 

    Prior to joining SAM Hakimi Fard has 11 years of investment experience from his roles as an analyst and portfolio manager. 

    He holds a MSc degree in Business Administration from Linköping University (2008), including one year of studies in Buenos Aires, Argentina at Universidad de Belgrano (2005) and Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (2006).


Responsible for integrating ESG into the primary and secondary fund strategies of Cubera, a boutique private equity firm that is part of Storebrand Asset Management.


Urs Bitterling

Chief Sustainability Officer, Cubera

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    Urs joined Cubera in May 2022.
    Experience: Allianz SE, KPMG
    Education: BOKU, Vienna, PhD, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, MSc.

Heidi Christiansen

Senior Associate, Sustainability, Cubera

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    Heidi joined Cubera in August 2022.
    Experience: Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment. Royal Norwegian Embassy Beijing. Education NHH Norwegian School of Economics, MSc. Lancaster University Management School, MSc.


Responsible for integrating ESG into the investment strategies of SKAGEN Funds, which is part of Storebrand Asset Management.


Karoline Hatlestad

ESG Data Analyst, Skagen

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    Karoline started at Skagen as an ESG data analyst in January 2022. She worked 6 years at PwC Stockholm (3 years in Audit and 3 years in Financial Due Diligence). She has a Master's degree in economics and administration, main profile financial economics from NHH.

Sondre Myge 

Head of ESG, Skagen

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    Myge is a specialist within responsible investments and works closely with the Portfolio Team. He Started in SKAGEN in 2019 as the ESG specialist. Previously worked as an Energy Broker at ICAP Energy-

    Holds an MSC in Political Economy of Europe at the London School of Economics and Political Science and an MA (Hons), International Relations from the University of Edinburgh.

Storebrand Real Estate

Responsible for integrating ESG into the processes of Storebrand Nordic Real Estate, which owns and manages the assets in our real estate portfolios.


Unn Hofstad

Nordic Head of Sustainability 

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    Hofstad has led the sustainability work of Storebrand Real Estate since 2011, on strategy, organization and operational matters, reporting and product development.

    With a MSc Civil Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, her background is from engineering consultancy on energy and environment, and municipal advisory on environment and societal development.


Rune Stenbro

Sustainability Manager Norway

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    Stenbro has worked as Sustainability Manager for the Norwegian building portfolio in Storebrand since April 2022. Before this he worked as a chief engineer and environmental coordinator at Statsbygg (The Norwegian government's building commissioner, property manager and developer).

    He has a master's degree in nature management and has extensive experience in climate and environmental work in the private and public sector.


Henrik Svensson

Head of Property Development and Sustainability
Storebrand Fastigheter

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    Svensson joined Storebrand Fastigheter in 2011. He is based in Stockholm and working with SPP Fastigheter ABs Real Estate portfolio. He has a 17+ years of real estate experience within development and construction, management, and sustainability of properties. Prior to joining Storebrand Henrik has 6 years of experience working with construction and project management.

    He has an MSc in Civil Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm Sweden


Fredrik Stake

Business Analyst, Storebrand Fastigheter

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    Stake joined Storebrand Fastigheter in 2013. He is based in Stockholm and working with SPP Fastigheter ABs Real Estate portfolio. He has 10 years of real estate experience within controlling, analytics and sustainability of properties. Prior to joining Storebrand Fredrik has 12 years of experience within insurance accounting and banking.

    He has an MSc in International Business from the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.


Kristian Barlebo

CDO, Capital Investment AS

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    Barlebo joined Capital Investment in September 2016. He is head of Capital Investments development and building department. He has a 20+ years of real estate experience within development and construction of properties. Kristian has previously been with Essex Development, Saxo Properties and abrdn.
    He has a degree in civil engineering from the Technical University of Denmark specializing in building renovation. In addition, he has taken a degree in EBA (Engineering Business Administration) from Copenhagen University College of Engineering.


Nicolas Holst Tofting

ESG Manager, Capital Investment AS

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    Holst Tofting joined Capital Investment in October 2022. In connection with the increased demand for sustainable solutions in the real estate industry, and ESG data for reporting, he has a specialization in sustainable operation of existing properties, and the European taxonomy, here including risk assessment of climate change. Nicolas has previously been with the Green Building Council Denmark, and The Danish Building and property agency.

    He has a degree in engineering from the Technical University of Denmark with specializing in building energy and indoor climate. In addition, he is taking a graduate diploma in business finance from Copenhagen Business School.


Lenette Holst Larsen 

Communications Specialist, Capital Investment AS

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    Holst Larsen joined Capital Investment in June 2023. She specialises in communication and marketing. She has experience with communicating messages in relation to the green transition and sustainable initiatives. She has previously worked at HOFOR A/S and bro A/S. 
    Lenette holds a Cand.Comm in Strategic Communication and Social Media from Roskilde University in Denmark. 

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Henrik Wold Nilsen

Senior Portfolio Manager

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    Nilsen joined Storebrand Asset Management in 2010. He has a Master's degree in theoretical high energy physics from the University of Bergen (2005) and a doctorate in experimental high energy physics from the University of Freiburg, Germany (2009), which was followed by a post-doctoral position in Freiburg in connection with the CERN research lab in Geneva (2009-2010).


Johanna Lundgren Gestlöf

Head of Sustainability, SPP

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    Gestlöf has experience from projects with commercial focus such as corporate/growth strategy, commercial due diligence and cost-out, and has been exposed to private equity, industrial goods, aviation, financial services and med-tech industries.

    Gestlöf holds an MSc in Economics from Stockholm School of Economics and has experience from the political and non-profit sphere in Sweden.

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