Ivar Slengesol is appointed EVP of Eksportfinans responsible for new business area

28/01/2010

Ivar Slengesol (35 years old) has been appointed new EVP and Director in Eksportfinans, responsible for the company’s development of business opportunities within new energy, infrastructure and environmental projects. He comes from the position as CEO of the offshore wind company OceanWind.

Ivar Slengesol has several years of experience within development of wind power in different companies such as Shell and Ocean Wind. Previous working experience also includes seven years in different positions at the World Bank in Washington DC and Paris. There he worked with global parliamentary relations, media relations and research projects within economics, politics and energy issues. Ivar Slengesol has an MBA from IMD International in Lausanne, Switzerland (2006), and has also studied at Johns Hopkins University SAIS in Washington DC and University of South Carolina.

After a strategy process in Eksportfinans it has been decided that long-term financing to companies/projects within renewable energy, environment and infrastructure will be a new business area.

- We experienced great interest for this new position and received several applications. Ivar Slengesol has diversified and relevant background and strengthens our possibilities to succeed within the new business area. We are very pleased to have Mr. Slengesol as a new member of our team, says President and CEO Gisele Marchand. He will commence no later than May 1, 2010.

For further information, please contact:
President and CEO Gisele Marchand, tel: +47 41 51 74 89,
e-mail: gma@eksportfinans.no

EVP Director of Staff/ Head of Communications Elise Lindbæk, tel: + 47 22 01 22 64, mobile: +47 90 51 82 50, e-mail: el@eksportfinans.no.