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 2017, 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
Arild Bødal

Arild Bødal (1965)

Deputy Chair of the Board
Member of the Board since April 2011. Currently manages his own investment and consultancy company, and provides services in the areas of strategy and business development, asset management, acquisitions and industry consolidation, including at Norva24. Also chair of the board and board member of a number of companies. From 1997 to 2015, managed Septik24-gruppen, 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: 14,869

Magne Morken (1958)

Board member
Member of the board since March 2017. CEO of Hansa Tankers Management AS. Former Managing Director of Solvang ASA, bank manager/assistant bank manager of Christiania Bank og Kreditkasse (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 board member of Gard P&I Club.
Number of equity certificates in Sparebanken Vest: 0

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 Trolltunga Robotics. Previously 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

Marianne Dorthea Jacobsen  (1980)

Board member
Member of the Board since March 2017. Division manager of Knowit Experience – strategic adviser on digitalisation, innovation and branding. Previously held positions as general manager, adviser and project manager at Knowit. Previously also customer adviser in Sparebanken Vest. Currently taking an Executive MBA (Strategic Management) at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in Bergen. Master of Business (Brand Management) from Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane Australia, and a Bachelor of Business (Economics) from Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds UK. Experience from the digitalisation of BankID, Lindorff, Monobank and Vipps, among others. Gives talks on innovation, digitalisation and branding. 
Number of equity certificates in Sparebanken Vest: 0

 

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: 702

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: 2,098
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: 4,279

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