Corporate management

Executive Management

Jan Erik Kjerpeseth
Jan Erik Kjerpeseth (1971)
CEO
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Joined Sparebanken Vest in 1999 and CEO from 31 October 2013. Previously Deputy Managing Director 2006 - 2013. Chair of the board of BKK, Brage Finans and Frende Forsikring. Member of the board of Finance Norway and Savings Banks Association. Former chair of the board of Port of Bergen, Bergen Chamber of Commerce, Finance Innovation and member of the board of Nets and Vipps. 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: 163,201
Siren Sundland
Siren Sundland (1971)
Executive Vice President
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Head of Strategy and Digital Distribution since 16 February 2021. Previously head of Operational Servies and head of HR and Corporate Communication. 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. Number of equity certificate instruments: 71,631
Jan Ståle Hatlebakk
Jan-Ståle Hatlebakk (1974)
Executive Vice President / CRO
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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: 23,929
Tina Ødegård
Tina Ødegård (1977)
Executive Vice President
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Head of Organization and Banking Services since 16 February 2021. Previously head of Organisation and Development. 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: 29,924
Tore Dvergsdal
Tore Dvergsdal (1967)
Acting Executive Vice President
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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: 11,061
Simen Løland Aarskog
Simen Løland Aarskog (1983)
Acting Executive Vice President
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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: 8,938
Ragnhild Janbu Fresvik
Ragnhild Janbu Fresvik (1980)
Executive Vice President
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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: 49,222
Frank Johannesen (1959)
Executive Vice President / Chief Financial Officer
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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 Norne Securities AS. Former board member of Verd Boligkreditt AS, 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: 76,215

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