Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for the Group's management and monitoring the administration of the Group. The Board has appointed three committees: The Audit Committee, The Risk Committee and The Remuneration Committee.

The board has continuous evaluations of its own work and conducts an annual comprehensive board review. The annual performance review is made available to the nomination committee in its entirety or in excerpts. The annual evaluation is performed in accordance with NUES requirements for board evaluation and the Board Institute's guidelines for board evaluations.

In addition: 
  • All shareholder-elected board members are non-executive and independent.
  • The board members may hold a maximum of four board positions unless the Financial Supervisory Authority has granted a dispensation in accordance with the Financial Undertakings Regulations § 9-2.
  • All board members are expected to attend all board meetings, of which each individual member has a minimum expected attendance rate of 100 %. In 2020 this was fulfilled by all board members.
  • The board shall have a gender balance that complies with the requirements that follow from the Public Limited Liability Companies Act § 6-11

Meet the Board of Directors

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Jarle Roth

Chairman of the Board of Storebrand ASA since 2024, member of the Board since 2023

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    Born

    1960

    Position

    Independent Advisor

    Education

    Master of Science degree in Business - Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) 

    Previous positions

    • CEO, Umoe Group AS

    • CEO, Arendals Fossekompani ASA

    • CEO, Export Credit Norway AS

    • Umoe Group AS 

      • Deputy CEO, Umoe Group

      • CEO, Umoe Industry AS

    • CEO, Unitor ASA

    Positions of trust

    • Head of Nomination Committee and Corporate Assembly in Equinor ASA

    • Board Director, Norfund

    • Board Director, Umoe AS/Umoe Gruppen AS 

    • Director of Frammuseet (Fram Museum)

    • Board Director, Hafslund

    Ownership in Storebrand

    Number of shares as of 12 March 2024: 9 000

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Martin Skancke

Deputy Chair of Storebrand ASA since 2024, member of the Board since 2014

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    Born

    1966

    Position

    Independent consultant

    Education

    • Authorized financial analyst (Norwegian School of Economics)

    • MSc Econ (London School of Economics and Political Science)

    • Intermediate level Russian (University of Oslo)

    • International Finance Programme (Stockholm School of Economics)

    • MSc in Economics and Business Administration (Norwegian School of Economics)

    Previous positions

    • Special Adviser, Storebrand (2011–2013)

    • Deputy Director General and Director General, Ministry of Finance (1994–2001, 2006–2011)

    • Director General, Prime Minister's (2002–2006)

    • Management Consultant, McKinsey & Company (2001–2002)

    Positions of trust

    • Board Director, Norfund

    • Board Chair, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

    • Board Director, Storebrand Livsforsikring AS

    • Member of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD)

    Ownership in Storebrand

    Number of shares as of 12 March 2024: 37 000

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Christel Elise Borge

Independent Board Member Storebrand ASA since 2021

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    Born

    1967

    Position

    CEO, Entur AS

    Education

    • Master of computer science (NTNU)

    • INSEAD MBA Programme, Fontainebleau

    Previous positions

    • Telenor ASA (2005-2020)

      • CEO, Dipper AS

      • Senior Vice President, Head of Group Strategy and CEO Office

      • Senior Vice President, Head of Group Strategy and Portfolio Development

      • Strategy Director, Telenor Nordics, Oslo

    • Strategy Advisor, Innovation AS (2002-2004)

    • Project Manager, Schibsted (2001)

    • Director, Cell Network AS (2000-2001)

    • Strategy Advisor, McKinsey & Company (1991-1999)

    • Board Director, Sparebank1 Midt-Norge, SND Invest, Telenor Digital, Telenor Denmark, Talkmore, Component Software

    Ownership in Storebrand

    Number of shares as of 12 April 2023: 11,000

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Benjamin Golding

Independent Board member Storebrand ASA since 2024

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    Born

    1980

    Position

    • CEO, Arendals Fossekompani ASA

    Education

    • Master of Technology in Cybernetics, Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet (NTNU)

    Previous positions

    • DNB ASA
      • Group EVP, Product & Innovation
      • Group EVP, Payments & Innovation
      • EVP, Head of divison Payments, Open Banking
      • Head of Group Strategy
    • Investment Manager, Akastor ASA
    • Aker Solutions ASA
      • Vice President, Corporate business development
      • Project manager
    • Project manager Corporate development, Orkla ASA
    • Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Co. Inc.

    Position of trust

    • Board Chair, Volue
    • Board Chair, ENRX

    Ownership in Storebrand

    Number of shares as of 4 April 2024: 4,000

     

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Jaan Ivar Semlitsch

Independent Board member Storebrand ASA since 2024

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    Born

    1971

    Position

    • President & CEO, Komplett Group

    Education

    • Msc in Econimics and Business Administration, Norges Handelshøyskole (NHH)

    Previous positions

    • President and CEO, Orkla ASA
    • Managing Director, Nordics, Elkjøp
    • CEO, REMA Industrier
    • CEO, Plantasjen ASA
    • COO, Retail, Europe, Statoil Detaljhandel
    • Managing Director, Expert Danmark
    • Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company, Inc (Oslo)
    • Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Company, Inc (Oslo)
    • Associate, McKinsey & Company, Inc (Oslo)
    • Junior Associate, McKinsey & Company, Inc (Oslo)

    Position of trust

    • Board Chair, Netonnet Norge*
    • Board Chair, Marked Gruppen*
    • Board Chair, Komplett Distribusjon*
    • Board Chair Kompmplett Services*
    • Board Chair, Norli
    • * these are all board positions in group companies in Komplett Group as part of the performance of the position of group CEO

    Ownership in Storebrand

     

    Number of shares as of 4 April 2024: 0

     

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Viveka Ekberg

Independent Board member Storebrand ASA since 2024

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    Born

    1962

    Position

    • Self-employed

    Education

    • MSc in Economics and Business Administration (Stockholm School of Economics)

    Previous positions

    • CEO, PP Pension
    • Head of Nordics, Morgan Stanley Investment Management
    • Brummer & Partners
      • Associate partner – Head of Project Management, member of management group
      • Board Chair, Alfa & Beta Fondsförsäkring AB, Manticore Capital AB og Arcos Fondbolag Ab (Finland)
      • Associate Director, Head of Sales & Investor Relations, member in Brummer & Partners management group
    • SEB
      • Head of SEB Institutional asset management
      • Member of SEB Invest & Fonders management group
      • Head of SEB/Corporate Governance (Analytics Unit for Macros, Stocks, Bonds and Foreign Exchange)
      • Member of the Division SEB Board, Secretary of the SEB Macro Council
      • Analyst and Investment Strategist at SEB Funds
    • Alfred Berg Fondkommission
      • Equity analyst with focus on Asia, secondment in Hong Kong
      • Equity analyst responsible for group-wide analysis projects, e.g. The Nordic Investment Report
    • Financial analyst and journalist in Affärsvärlden

    Position of trust

    • Board Director in Nilfisk Holding A/S and member of  the Audit Committee
    • Board Director in AutoStore Holdings Ltd and Chair of  the Audit Committee
    • Board Director in Lindab International AB and Chair of the Audit Committee
    • Board Director in Dellner Couplers Group AB and Chair of the Audit Committee

    Ownership in Storebrand

    Number of shares as of 4 April 2024: 20,000

     

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Hanne Seim Grave

Employee elected board member Storebrand ASA since 2021

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    Born

    1974

    Position

    Senior Authorized Insurance adviser, Storebrand Forsikring AS

    Education

    • Market Economist

    • Insurance Academy

    • KanFinans and Finaut

    Previous positions

    • Authorized Insurance adviser, Akademikernes forsikringskontor

    • Storebrand Livsforsikring - advisor

    • Storebrand Livsforsikring - customer service

    • IF Skadeforsikring - Training responsible

    • Storebrand Skadeforsikring - support

    • Storebrand Skadeforsikring - sales

    • Manpower - Storebrand Eiendom

    Ownership in Storebrand

    Number of shares as of 12 April 2023: 650

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Hans-Petter Bache-Salvesen

Employee elected board member Storebrand ASA since 2020

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    Born

    1968

    Position

    Head of Union Representatives, The Finance Sector Union of Norway in Storebrand ASA

    Education

    • Marketing Communications, BI Norges Markedshøyskole/NMH

    • People Management, Høyskolen i Akershus

    Previous positions

    • Sales Manager Storebrand Bank ASA (2016-2020)

    • Sales Manager Storebrand Finansiell Rådgivning AS (2014-2016)

    • Head of Dialogue Marketing/CRM Storebrand ASA, (2012-2014)

    • Operational Manager Storebrand Baltic UAB (2010-2012)

    • Key Account Manager, Storebrand Bank ASA (2005-2010)

    • Web Manager/Project Management Storebrand Bank ASA (2003 – 2005)

    • Web Manager/Project Management Finansbanken ASA (2000-2003)

    • Employee Gjensidige Forsikring (1988-2000)

    Ownership in Storebrand

    Number of shares as of 12 April 2023: 0

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Marianne Bergmann Røren

Independent Board member Storebrand ASA since 2020

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    Born

    1968

    Position

    • CEO, Mesta AS

    Education

    • Master in Law, University of Oslo, Norway

    Previous positions

    • Danske Bank Corporate & Institutions (2007-2019)

      • Global Head of COO Office

      • Global Head of Risk

      • Global Head of AML Program

      • COO and Deputy Country Manager

      • Chief Legal Adviser

    • Managing Associate (lawyer), Thommessen (2005-2007)

    • Managing Associate and Associate (lawyer), Wiersholm (2001-2005)

    • Advisor and international coordinator, Finanstilsynet (the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway) (1999-2001)

    • Lawyer, Advokatfirmaet Arthur Andersen (1998-1999)

    Position of trust

    • Member of the Corporate Assembly, Telenor ASA

    • Board Director, SmartCraft ASA

    Ownership in Storebrand

    Number of shares as of 12 April 2023: 8,000

    Number of shares owned by the close associate: 2,000

 
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Stine Beate Moe

Employee elected board member Storebrand ASA since 2024

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    Born

    1966

    Position

    Employee relations and Senior safety representative in Storebrand Livsforsikring AS

    Previous positions

    • Storebrand Livsforsikring AS – Settlement adviser
    • Storebrand Livsforsikring AS – Head of switchboard and reception
    • Lindorff Accounting – Head of invoice administration
    • Lindorff Accounting – Personnel advisor
    • Adviso (Lindorff Accounting) – Responsible for Advisioskolen
    • Storebrand ASA – Liquidity consultant
    • Storebran ASA -Head of department

    Positions of trust

    • Board Director, Storebrand's fund for employees
    • Board Director, Finansforbundet Oslo Akershus region
    • Board Director, Finansforbundet Storebrand
    • Board Director, AS Høyres hus Lillestrøm

    Ownership in Storebrand

    Number of shares as of 1.05.2024: 1 020