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 ten members and two deputy members elected by the Supervisory Board. The Chair and Deputy Chair are elected by the Supervisory Board in separate elections.

Three board members and one 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.

Arild Bødal
Arild Bødal (1965)
Chairman of the Board
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Member of the Board since April 2011. Chair of the Board since March 2019. Currently manages his own investment and consultancy firm, and provides services in the areas of strategy and business development, asset management, acquisitions and industry consolidation.  Also chair of the board and board member of a number of companies. From 1997 to 2015, he managed the Septik24 group, which is now a part of Norva24. Qualified as an authorised accountant from BI Norwegian Business School, holds a university college degree in business and administration and part of a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from Heriot-Watt University. Further education from BI Norwegian Business School, the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
Number of equity certificates in Sparebanken Vest: 59,355
Magne Morken
Magne Morken (1958)
Deputy chair
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Member of the Board since March 2017. Deputy Chair from August 2019. Runs own investment and consulting company. Former CEO of Hansa Tankers Management AS, Managing Director of Solvang ASA and Senior Vice President at Nordea (Oslo/Stavanger/London). Master’s degree in business economics (siviløkonom) from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). Board member of SigCo, Bermuda. Former deputy chair of the board of Sandnes Sparebank and member of the board of Gard P&I Club and Norwegian Hull Club. 
Number of equity certificates in Sparebanken Vest: 9,279
Gunnar Skeie
Gunnar Skeie (1955)
Board member
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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 to 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. Chair of the board of Kvam Kraftverk AS. 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: 11,069
Christine Sagen Helgø
Christine Sagen Helgø (1968)
Board member
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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 to 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. Chair of the board of Kvam Kraftverk AS. 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: 10,923
Marianne Dorthea Jacobsen
Marianne Dorthea Jacobsen (1980)
Board member
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Member of the Board since March 2017. CEO of Knowit Experience Bergen. Previously held positions as general manager, project manager and advisor on digitalisation, branding, innovation and user experience at Knowit, mainly within the banking & finance sector. Also a former customer adviser in Sparebanken Vest. Member of the board of Tide AS, as well as various nordic Knowit companies. Holds an MBA in Strategic Management from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), a Master’s degree in Brand Management from Queensland University of Technology, Australia, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Leeds Metropolitan University, UK.
Number of equity certificates in Sparebanken Vest: 1,222
Kirsti L. Slotsvik (1963)
Board Member
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Member of the Board since March 2022. CEO of Sørsida utvikling AS, an urban development company owned by the city of Aalesund. Former positions include Director general of the Norwegian Railways Directorate, Director general of the Norwegian Coastal Administration, District director in the Norwegian Road Administration and a planning and assesment consultant in Asplan Viak. Holds a Master in Landscape architecture from NMBU. Leadership studies at Norwegian Defense University College. Head of the board at Muritunet AS and Blue innovation Arena AS, member of the board at NTNU Ocean training AS and Markveien 30, a housing association. Number of equity certificates in Sparebanken Vest: 0
Henrik Gundersen
Henrik Gundersen (1983)
Board member
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Member of the Board since March 2020 as an employee representative. Has worked for Sparebanken Vest since 2015. Gundersen has experience as a technology consultant from several different industries. Several years of experience within fintech/IT for finance (2008). Graduated Master of Science (NTNU) with a degree in Computer Engineering. Involved in the bank's local Tekna group. Works in the bank's Organization & Banking Services division with focus on development of security solutions, tools and knowledge development. Member of the technology council.
Number of equity certificates in Sparebanken Vest: 1,237
Kristin Axelsen
Kristin Axelsen (1966)
Board member
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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. Works in the bank as an advisor at Direkte Bank Bedrift with solutions for small and medium-sized companies. Previous offices include member of the bank’s General Meeting. Has previously served as vice chair of Ungt Entreprenørskap (UE) Hordaland. 
Number of equity certificates in Sparebanken Vest: 6,059
Stig Standal Taule (1965)
Board member
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Member of the Board since March 2022 as an employee representative. Employed at Sparebanken Vest in 2000 and has work experience in banking/insurance since 1984. Is an authorized financial advisor. Graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Banking and Finance from BI, in addition to the Master's course Brytningstid at NHH. Works as the main representative of the Financial Association Sparebanken Vest. Previously served as an employee-elected deputy representative to the board of Sparebanken Vest. Previously served as Employee-elected board member of Landsbanken. Is also deputy chairman of the Norwegian Finance Association Hordaland. Number of equity certificates in Sparebanken Vest: 7,948