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 1968) is board member since 2017 and deputy chair person since 2019. 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.
(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 1966) is a board member since March 2019. He is also a member of the remuneration committee. He is currently working as a professional board member, and as an investor and supporter of technology based growth companies. In addition to extensive board experience, he is the former CEO of Q Free ASA and Visma Marine ASA and former partner of Verdane Capital (Four Seasons Venture). He has also served as a naval officer for four years. 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.
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.
Ole Anders Næss
(born 1979) is board member since March 2019 and member of the remuneration committee. He is elected by and among the employees of Eksportfinans, and is also employee representative in Eksportfinans. Mr. Næss 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 1972) is observer to the board since March 2019, elected by and among the employees. She joined Eksportfinans in 2004, and is senior controller accounting. She has a Bachelor degree in Business Administration and a Master of Management from BI Norwegian Business School.
(born 1977) is deputy to the employee representative to the board, Ole Anders Næss. Marius Andreassen joined Eksportfinans in 2007 and is Senior Operations Officer. He holds a Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration and a Cand.Merc in International Business Program from the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark.