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.
(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 Abp, 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.
(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.
(born 1957) is a board member since 2014 and head of both the audit committee and the risk committee. He is senior vice president 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.
(born 1968) was elected as board member in April 2017, and member of the remuneration committee. She is CEO in TTS Group ASA, and has considerable experience from shipping and finance, inter alia through her positions as CEO in EMS Seven Seas ASA and Green Reefers ASA. Ms. Eidesvik has previous work experience from Caiano AS, and as a lawyer at Sparebanken NOR and the law firm Simonsen Musæus. She also has extensive experience from serving on different boards, and she served on the Council of Representatives of Eksportfinans from 2006-2013. Ms. Eidesvik has a law degree from the University of Oslo.
Marianne Bergmann Røren
(born 1968) is member of the board since September 2017. She is COO within Corporates & Institutions in Danske Bank, responsible for the international units, business development, middle office and risk. She has held various leading positions in the bank since she was first employed in 2007. Prior to this she was working with law firms Thommessen, Wiersholm and Arthur Andersen and as advisor in the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway. Ms. Røren holds a law degree from the University of Oslo.
(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
(born 1979) is observer to the board since 2016 and representative, elected by the employees of Eksportfinans. He joined Eksportfinans in 2007, and has held positions in Back Office, Risk Management, Funding and is now Head of Treasury. Mr. Næss has a Bachelor degree in Business Administration and a Master of Science degree in Financial Economics from BI Norwegian Business School.
(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