(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.