Farge

The Board of Directors

The board manages the bank’s activities and is responsible for ensuring that the funds at the bank’s disposal are managed securely and expediently.

The board must also ensure that the bank’s activities are organised in a satisfactory manner, and it is obliged to make sure that the bank’s bookkeeping and asset management are subject to adequate control.

The composition of the Board of Directors

The Board of Directors consists of nine members and four deputy members elected by the Supervisory Board. The Chair and Deputy Chair are elected by the Supervisory Board in separate elections.

Two board members and two personal deputy members are elected by and from among the bank’s employees. Only members of the Supervisory Board elected by the employees are entitled to nominate candidates for election as employee members and deputy members of the board.

Following the election in March 2016, the board consists of the following members: 

Trygve Bruvik

Trygve Bruvik (1952)

Chairman of the Board
Chair and member of the board since April 2008. Currently manages a family-owned property and investment company. Mr Bruvik was Managing Director/CEO of Vesta from 1994 to 2002. Holds directorships in G.C. Rieber AS (deputy chair) and several smaller companies. Among other offices, he was previously chair of the main board of the Norwegian Financial Services Association and chair of the main board of the Norwegian Insurance Association. He has a degree in business economics from BI Norwegian Business School and an engineering degree from Bergen Engineering College.
Number of equity certificates: 114,893
Øyvind Atle Langedal

Øyvind Atle Langedal (1965)

Deputy Chair of the Board
Member of the board since April 2007. Deputy Managing Director of Coast Center Base AS, Ågotnes. Graduate of the Bank Academy and has studied economics and management at NHHK (NHH continuing and further education). Has been CFO/Deputy Managing Director of Coast Center Base AS since 1998. Has previous experience from Økonomipartner Bergen AS, Rieber Skinn AS and Jebsens Rederi AS. Currently chair of the board of Vardø Barents Base AS and Maritime Waste Management AS and member of the board of Sambygg AS, Kirkenesbase AS and Helgelandsbase Holding AS.
Number of equity certificates in Sparebanken Vest: 5,934

Gunnar Skeie (1955)

Board member
Member of the board since March 2016. General manager of Sparebankstiftinga Hardanger. Former lawyer and partner in the law firm Advokatene Kvåle og Skeie ANS in Norheimsund. Has been acting court of appeal judge at Gulating Court of Appeal, lawyer affiliated with Kreditorforeningen in Bergen, assistant judge at the office of the chief local judge in Karmsund in Haugesund, assistant advocate with Advocate Tom Berge in Odda and legal adviser at Bergen Tax Office. Law degree from the University of Bergen. Has previously held the offices of head of the control committee of Eiendomskreditt AS, head of the control committee of Voss Veksel og Landmannsbank AS, and member of the board of Eiendomskreditt AS.
Number of equity certificates in Sparebanken Vest: 7,300 
Ricard Rettedal

Richard Rettedal (1971)

Board member
Member of the board since April 2008. CFO of Sekal AS. Previously head of finance and administration at Roxar and CFO of Skanem AS. Mr Rettedal also worked in Dubai for a prolonged period. Holds an MBA with specialisation in finance from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, Florida International University and the University of Stavanger.
Number of equity certificates in Sparebanken Vest: 0
Birthe Kåfjord Lange

Birthe Kåfjord Lange (1973)

Board member
Member of the board since April 2012. Director of NHH Executive. Former Manager People and Leadership Development in Statoil ASA. Former member of the board of Bergen Private Gymans AS, the board of the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and the nomination committee of BOB. Lange has also held various other offices. She has a PhD and degree studies from NHH and a cand.mag degree from the University of Bergen/Bergen University College. 
Number of equity certificates in Sparebanken Vest: 0
Arild Bødal

Arild Bødal (1965)

Board member
Member of the board since April 2011. Founder and general manager of Septik24 AS since 2003. Qualified as an authorised accountant at BI Norwegian Business School, has a university college degree in business and administration, studied business economics at NKS and took part of a Master’s degree in business administration (MBA) at Heriot-Watt University. Has completed various management development courses at BI Norwegian Business School, the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). General manager/business developer in Isco AS from 1998 to 2003, general manager of Karstad Stryn from 1996 to 1998 and CFO of Karstad from 1989 to 1996. Chair of the board of Smartek AS, Miljøservice AS, Johny Birkeland Transport, HØST Valuable Waste AS, Fjord Invest Såkorn, Gode Busser Holding AS, Vidre AS and NSM Bygginvest AS.
Number of equity certificates in Sparebanken Vest: 14,869

Berte-Elen Reinertsen Konow (1960)

Board member
Member of the board since April 2015. Konow is a lawyer and holds the post of law professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Bergen. She has been the Vice-Dean for Research since 2013. Konow's own research and teaching is related to the fields of contract law, mortgage law and private international law. Her work experience includes practising as an assistant advocate and a period as acting judge at Gulating Court of Appeal. She has been a member of Sparebanken Vest's Control Committee. She chairs the Complaints Board for Insurance and Reinsurance Brokering Activities and is a board member of the Supervisory Council for Legal Practice. She has many years' experience as a member of the faculty board at the Faculty of Law, as well as from various committees and councils at the University of Bergen.  
Number of equity certificates in Sparebanken Vest: 1,680

Fred Risløw (1981)

Board member

Member of the board since March 2016 as an employee representative. Has worked for Sparebanken Vest since 2007. Authorised financial adviser. Bachelor's degree in economics from Sogn og Fjordane University College in Sogndal. The bank's regional employee representative for the Sunnhordland/Rogaland region, member of the board of the bank's employee representative committee. Has previously held the offices of chief employee representative for the Norwegian Border Rangers in Kirkenes, deputy member of the bank's general meeting, and a deputy board member. 
Number of equity certificates in Sparebanken Vest: 0

Kristin Axelsen

Kristin Axelsen (1966)

Board member
Member of the board since April 2013 as an employee representative. Joined Sparebanken Vest in 2007. Has worked in banking since 1984. Authorised financial adviser. Bachelor’s degree in banking and finance from BI Norwegian Business School/the Bank Academy. Has served as vice chair of Ungt Entreprenørskap (Junior Achievement Young Enterprise) Hordaland.
Number of equity certificates in Sparebanken Vest: 4,540
Anne-Marit Hope

Anne-Marit Hope (1959)

Board member
Member of the board since April 2010. Chief employee representative for the Finance Sector Union of Norway. Employee representative. Has worked for Sparebanken Vest since 1977. Qualified financial adviser from BI Norwegian Business School. Authorised financial advisor. Member of the board of the Hordaland branch of the Finance Sector Union of Norway. 
Number of equity certificates in Sparebanken Vest: 4,117

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