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Executive Management

Jan Erik Kjerpeseth (1971)

CEO
CEO since 31 October 2013. 
Joined Sparebanken Vest in 1999, previously filled the position of Deputy Managing Director. Chair of the board of Frende Liv, Frende Skade, Brage Finans and BKK. Member of the board of Finance Norway and Vipps. Former chair of the board of Port of Bergen, Bergen Chamber of Commerce, Finanse Innovation and member of the board of Nets. Graduate in marketing from the Norwegian School of Marketing and holds an MBA from Heriot-Watt University and an Executive MBA in Brand Management from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).
 
Number of equity certificate instruments: 153,718
Mobile: (+47) 951 98 430
E-mail: jan.kjerpeseth(a)spv.no

Siren Sundland (1971)

Executive Vice President
Head of Operational Services since 21 December 2015. Previously Head of HR and Corporate Communication. Joined the bank in 2007 and part of Executive Management  since 2009. 
Member of the board at Eiendomsmegler Vest, Lingalaks AS and Talent Norge AS. Former chair of the board of Den Nationale Scene (The National Stage, Bergen) and member of the board of Sparebanken Vest Boligkreditt AS and GC Rieber Compact. 
Sundland holds a cand. philol. degree from the University of Bergen, and an Executive MBA in Management Control from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).

Number of equity certificate instruments: 64,437
Mobile: (+47) 975 42 727
E-mail: siren.sundland(a)spv.no

Jan-Ståle Hatlebakk (1974)

Executive Vice President / CRO
Head of Risk Management since 27 September 2019. Previously he was Credit Risk Director since he joined the bank in 2015. He has also extensive experience from the risk advisory business at PwC, corporate banking business at Handelsbanken where he held at management position as well as consultant at Accenture. He is an authorised financial analyst (AFA) and holds a master’s degree in business economics (siviløkonom) from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).


Number of equity certificate instruments: 17,781
Mobile: (+47) 916 62 284
E-mail: jan-stale.hatlebakk(a)spv.no

Tina Ødegård (1977) 

Executive Vice President
Head of Organisation and Development since 21 September 2017. Joined the bank on 1 September 2017. Extensive experience of culture building and organisational development from various sectors, including oil and finance, transport, shipping and technology. Holds a cand.polit. degree from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), majoring in organisational psychology. 

Number of equity certificate instruments: 23,297
Mobile: (+47) 920 95 447
E-Mail: tina.odegard(a)spv.no

Tore Dvergsdal (1967) 

Acting Executive Vice President

Head of Retail Market North since 23 March 2020. Prior to his appointment as EVP Dvergsdal worked as regional director, and he has been an employee at Sparebanken Vest since 2014. Before joining Sparebanken Vest he held the positions as head of clinic at Helse Førde, various leadership positions in Amedia and Agfa-Gevaert. In addition he has been a member of the board of Sogn og Fjordande Fotballkrets and Bergensavisen. Dvergsdal is educated at the Western Norway University of Applied Science and has conducted a management program for top level management. 

Number of equity certificate instruments: 5,613
Mobile: (+47) 951 98 501
E-mail: tore.dvergsdal(a)spv.no

Simen Løland Aarskog (1983)

Acting Executive Vice President
Head of Retail Market South since 23 March 2020. Prior to his appointment as EVP Aarskog worked as regional director at Sparebanken Vest with responsibility for the corporate market in Sunnhordland and Haugalandet. Employed at Sparebanken Vest since 2012. He has previous background from Danske Bank, as well as SATS training chain.  He has held various board positions within voluntary work, business and power industries. Aarskog is educated in economics from Trondheim School of Economics and educated in Sports and Movement Science from NTNU.

Number of equity certificates: 3,667
Mobile: (+47) 905 08 019 
E-mail: simen.aarskog(a)spv.no

Ragnhild Janbu Fresvik (1980)

Executive Vice President
Head of Corporate Market since 27 November 2013. Joined the bank in January 2012.
At Sparebanken Vest, she has been senior business developer, head of investor relations and CFO. She has wide-ranging consulting and finance experience from Boston Consulting Group in Oslo, and later as investment manager with the private equity company Borea Opportunity Management. Chair of the board of Eiendomsmegler Vest, member of the board of SNF (NHH) and Folio. Former board member of Tide ASA and Sparebanken Vest Boligkreditt. Master’s degree in business economics (siviløkonom) from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).
 
Number of equity certificate instruments: 44,517
Mobile: (+47) 959 28 038
E-mail: ragnhild.fresvik(a)spv.no

Bjørg Marit Eknes (1969)

Executive Vice President / CIO
Head of Innovation and Customer Experience since 15 February 2017. Previously Head of Retail Market. Has worked for Sparebanken Vest since 1997. Has wide-ranging management experience from various positions in Sparebanken Vest, as Director of Business Support and Development and as managing director of Sparebanken Vest Eiendomsforvaltning AS. She has previously worked for Fana Sparebank and the insurance company KLP Forsikring. Chairman of the board of Finande Innovation, member of the board of Bergen Aquarium and Bits AS. Former chair of the board of Verd Boligkreditt, deputy chair of the board of Eiendomsmegler Vest, and member of the board of Bank ID Norge and Sarsia Seed. 
Master’s degree in business economics (siviløkonom) from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), and an MBA from Bond University in Australia.
 
Number of equity certificate instruments: 61,786
Mobile: (+47) 952 65 875
E-mail: bjorg.eknes(a)spv.no

Frank Johannesen (1959) 

Executive Vice President / Chief Financial Officer
CFO since 27 September 2019, and until recently Head of Risk Management. Previously Head of Economy and Finance/CFO. Joined the bank in 1985. 
He has a very wide-ranging background from the banking industry and has held several management positions in the bank, including as head of both the Retail Market and Corporate Market. Chairman of Sparebanken Vest Boligkreditt AS, and board member of Verd Boligkreditt AS and Norne Securities AS. Former board member of Jonsvollskvartalet AS, Jonsvoll Utleie AS and Eiendomskreditt AS.  
Has a law degree from the University of Bergen as well as an Executive MBA in Strategic Management from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). He has also completed the AFF Solstrand leadership programme. 


Number of equity certificate instruments: 69,058
Mobile: (+47) 952 65 971
E-mail: frank.johannesen(a)spv.no

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