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. He was first elected to the board in 2012, and is also head of the remuneration committee. He was country chief risk officer at Nordea Bank Abp in Norway until he retired in the summer of 2021. He previously 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 1968) is deputy chair person of the board since 2019 and joined the board in 2017. She is a professional board member and investor, and has broad experience from shipping and finance, inter alia through her positions as CEO in Nekkar ASA (former TTS Group ASA), EMS Seven Seas ASA and Green Reefers ASA. Ms. Eidesvik has also worked at Caiano AS, and as a lawyer at Sparebanken NOR and the law firm Simonsen Musæus. She has extensive experience from serving on different boards, and is currently board member in inter alia Port of London Authority and Edda Wind ASA. Ms. Eidesvik served on the council of representatives of Eksportfinans from 2006 to 2013. She has a law degree from the University of Oslo.
(born 1957) is a a board member since 2014. He is senior vice president at DNB Bank ASA and previously had, inter alia, 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 1966) is a board member since 2019. He is also a member of the remuneration committee. He worked as the CFO of Cognite until September 2021, and is a professional board member. Mr. Falck has been a long-term investor and supporter of technology based growth companies. In addition to extensive board experience, he is former CEO of Q Free ASA and Visma Marine ASA and former group partner of Verdane Capital (Four Seasons Venture). He has also served as a naval officer. Mr. Falck holds an MBA from Darden at the University of Virginia, USA, and has attended the commanding officers course at the Norwegian Defence University College in Oslo.
(born 1966) is a board member since 2022. She is Head of Business Customers for the Greater Oslo Area at Danske Bank and has held different leadership positions within the bank since 2004. She has previous leadership experience from DNB ASA, NorControl IT AS, MTU Mobil og teleutstyr, and EDB & Regnskap AS. Ms Rimstad has education on bachelor degree level from BI Norwegian Business School and the University of Trondheim, as well as five leadership programs from the Executive Master of Management BI. She also has a Senior Executive Program from London Business School.
Ole Anders Næss
(born 1979) is a board member since 2019 and a member of the remuneration committee. He is elected by and among the employees of Eksportfinans and is also an employee representative at Eksportfinans. Mr. Næss joined Eksportfinans in 2007, and has held positions in back office, risk management, funding, and is now head of treasury. He has a bachelor's degree in business administration and a master of science degree in financial economics from BI Norwegian Business School.
(born 1972) is an observer to the board since 2019, elected by and among the employees. Ms. Brustad is also an employee representative at Eksportfinans. She joined Eksportfinans in 2004 and is senior controller accounting. She has a bachelor's degree in business administration and an executive master of management degree from BI Norwegian Business School.
(born 1968) is deputy to the employee representative to the board, Ole Anders Næss. Mr. Helgeland joined Eksportfinans in 2001 as application manager and since 2015 he is the head of IT. Mr. Helgeland has a bachelor degree in economics and a 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.
(born 1977) is deputy to the observer to the board, Siri Brustad, since 2021, elected by and among the employees. He joined Eksportfinans in 2007 and is senior operations officer. He has a master's degree in international business from Copenhagen Business School.