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The DNB Board of Directors

Here you will find information about the Board of Directors, the General Meeting, the Articles of Association and the Election Committee of DNB ASA.

 

Photos: Stig B. Fiksdal 

 

Olaug Svarva

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Board chair in DNB and DNB Bank since 2018

 

Background: Master of Business Administation from the University of Denver. CEO of Folketrygdfondet from 2006 to 2018. Previous experience within asset management from SpareBank 1 Gruppen and as a financial analyst in Carnegie and DNB.
 
Other key positions of trust: Board member in Investinor AS. Former board member in the Employers’ Association Spekter, Oslo Børs (Oslo Stock Exchange) and the Norwegian Institute of Directors. Has been a member of the Election Committees in Telenor, Veidekke, Storebrand and Yara and head of the Election Committee in Statoil. Experience from the Corporate Assemblies of Telenor, Statoil and Orkla.
 


Tore Olaf Rimmereid

 

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Board vice-chairman in DNB since 2012 (board member since 2009). Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Risk Management Committee and the Compensation Committee.

 

Background: Master's degree in business administration, and authorised financial analyst from the Norwegian School of Economics. President and CEO of E-CO Energi. Former head of the Finance and Administration Department in the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, NRK, and group executive vice president, Financial Reporting and Finance, in the SpareBank 1 Alliance.  Experience from Kreditkassen.
 
Other key positions of trust: Board chairman in Oslo Lysverker and Opplandskraft DA. Former board chairman in Energy Norway and political adviser for the Conservative Party's parliamentary group.


Karl-Christian Agerup

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Board member in DNB since 2017. Member of the Audit Committee and the Risk Management Committee.

 

Background: Board member in DNB since 2017. Member of the Audit Committee and the Risk Management Committee.
Graduate of the Copenhagen Business School, and Master of Science in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Managing director of Oslotech AS. Former founder and partner of Northzone Ventures, founder and managing director of Hugin ASA, and background as a project manager in McKinsey.

 

Other key positions of trust: Board chairman and board member in a number of technology companies, such as Zalaris ASA, Admincontrol AS, Startuplab AS, and Nevion Europe AS. Former board member in several companies, including Schibsted, Aftenposten, and Norfund.

 

 

Jaan Ivar Gjærum Semlitsch

 

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Board member in DNB since June 2014. Chairman of the Risk Management Committee and member of the Audit Committee.

 

Background: Graduate of the Norwegian School of Economics. CEO of Elkjøp Nordic AS. Former Chief Operating Officer of Statoil Retail Europe and CEO of Plantasjen ASA and Rema Industrier AS.
 
Other key positions of trust: Chairman of the Board of Elkjøp Norge AS and Lefdal Elektromarked AS.  Former chairman of the Board of Statoil Norge AS. Former and current board chairman and board member in several Norwegian companies.

 

 

Berit Svendsen

 

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Board member in DNB since 2012 (former member of the Board in DNB Bank 2010-2012). Member of the Compensation Committee, the Audit Committee and the Risk Management Committee.

 

Background: Graduate engineer with a Master of Technology Management degree from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Executive vice president in Telenor and Telenor Scandinavia and CEO of Telenor Norway. Former chief technology officer in Telenor and head of Telenor’s fixed network business in Norway, and CEO of Conax.
 
Other key positions of trust: Board member in SAS.  Former board chairman in Data Respons and board member in EMGS and Ekornes, as well as a member of the European Commission Advisory Group on ICT matters.

 

 

Carl A. Løvvik

 

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Board employee representative in DNB since 2011.

 

Background: Chief employee representative in DNB. Employed as an insurance agent in 1988 and has worked within marketing in DNB Livsforsikring and as a manager at DNB Livsforsikring’s Customer Service Centre.

 

 

Vigdis Mathisen

 

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Board employee representative in DNB and DNB Bank since 2012.

 

Background: Business graduate from and several courses in management at BI Norwegian Business School. Employed in DNB since 1983 and elected chief employee representative for the Group in the Finance Sector Union DNB in 2012.

 

Other key positions of trust: Previous board member for five years in Den norske Bank and DNB Holding.