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: 171,288*
*=Including emergency
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, Talent Norge AS and Agenda Vestlandet. 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: 76,521
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 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: 81,101
Jan Ståle Hatlebakk
Jan-Ståle Hatlebakk (1974)
Executive Vice President/CRO
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Head of Risk Management/CRO 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: 28,149
Tore Dvergsdal (1967)
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: 14,705
Simen Løland Aarskog (1983)
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 fitnes centre 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: 10,103
Torstein Heggstad (1977)
Executive Vice President
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Head of Corporate Market Nord since 20 June 2022. Joined the bank in August 2021. Before he joined Sparebanken Vest, he has been CFO and CEO of Volstad Shipping AS, a company within the offshore vessel industry and fisheries. He has wide finance experience from Nordea an Sparebank 1 SMN. Former Chair of the board of Nils Sperre AS and Nordvest Miljø AS. Master’s degree in business economics (siviløkonom). 
Number of equity certifates instruments:
Margunn Aas Minne (1970)
Executive Vice President
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Head of Corporate Market South since 20 June 2022. Joined the bank in August 2015. She came from the position as regional head of Corporate Market Hordaland. Extensive corporate finance experience from Danske Bank and international shipping- and offshore experience from Nedship Bank/DVB Bank. Member of the board of Sarsia and Agenda Vestlandet. Former member of the board of Eiendomsmegler Vest and Norne. Master’s degree in Economics (siviløkonom) from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). 
Number of equity certificates instruments: 13,660
Hans Olav Ingdal (1979)
Executive Vice President
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Executive Vice President of Banking Services since 24.02.2022. Prior to this appointment, he was the Director of Finance and Investor Relations in Sparebanken Vest. Joined Sparebanken Vest in 2019. He has previous background as an officer in the Norwegian Armed Forces, and as a consultant and project leader at the Boston Consulting Group. Ingdal has a Bachelo's degree for the Norwegian Military Academy, and an MBA from Edinburgh Business School.
Number of equity certificates instruments: 6,104

 

Therese Linn Arentsen (1976)
Executive Vice President
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Head of HR and Organization from 24.02.2022. Joined the bank in December 2011. Former Director at Sparebanken Vest with responsibility for Direktebank Corporate Market. Extensive experience from various management roles in retail market in Sparebanken Vest. Previous background as Director in asset management. Arentsen is educated in economics from Norwegian school of Management (BI). 
Number of equity certificate instruments: 5.535

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