Board of directors

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.

Sigurd Carlsen

Sigurd Carlsen

(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 is country chief risk officer at Nordea Bank Abp, in Norway, 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.


Toril Eidesvik

Toril Eidesvik

(born 1968) is deputy chair person of the board since 2019 and joined the board in 2017. She is a lawyer, and has broad experience from shipping and finance, inter alia through her positions as CEO in Nekkar ASA, TTS Group ASA, EMS Seven Seas ASA and Green Reefers ASA. Ms. Eidesvik has previous work experience from Caiano AS, in addition to serving 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.


Bjørn Berg

Bjørn Berg

(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.


Thomas Falck

Thomas Falck

(born 1966) is a board member since 2019. He is also a member of the remuneration committee. He is currently working as the CEO of Cognite, and is also 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 the 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.


Line Hødal Torgersen

Line Hødal Torgersen

(born 1990) is a board member since 2020. She is head of business risk and controls & operations Nordics at Danske Bank Large Corporates & Institutions since 2021 and has previous experience from different positions within the COO area in Danske Bank since 2014. Line Hødal Torgersen has a bachelor’s degree in business from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) in Bergen, in addition to studies at Cass Business School in London.


Ole Anders Næss

Ole Anders Næss

(born 1979) is a board member since 2019 and member of the remuneration committee. He is elected by and among the employees of Eksportfinans and is also an employee representative at Eksportfinans. After joining Eksportfinans in 2007 Mr. Næss has held positions in back office, risk management and 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.


Andreas Baug

Andreas Baug

(born 1982) is an observer to the board since 2021, elected by and among the employees. He joined Eksportfinans in 2008 and is senior risk analyst. He has a master of science in business (major in Finance) from BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo and an executive MBA in FinTech from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) in Bergen.


Rune Helgeland

(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.


Siri Brustad

(born 1972) is deputy to the observer to the board, Andreas Baug, since 2021, elected by and among the employees. 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.