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 August 2019, the board consists of the following members:

Arild Bødal

Arild Bødal (1965)

Chairman of the Board
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, including at Norva 24. 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: 56,299

Magne Morken (1958)

Deputy chair
Member of the Board since 2017. Deputy Chair from August 2019. Currently manages his own investment and consultancy firm. 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: 6,077 

Agnethe Brekke ( 1968)

Board member
Member of the Board since August 2019. CFO of G2 Ocean AS. Former Regional Finance Manager at DOF Subsea, Vice President Financial Control and Group Accounting Manager at Odfjell Drilling, and Manager Assurance at PwC. Experience as member of the board of Tysnes Sparebank and member of Norwegian Hull Club’s supervisory committee. 
Master’s degree in business economics and state authorised public accountant, the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). 
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 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. Member 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: 7,867
Ricard Rettedal

Richard Rettedal (1971)

Board member
Member of the Board since April 2008. General manager of his own investment and consultancy firm. Working chair of the board of Minter Markets and Klikk.com. Former Managing Director of Sekal, CFO of Trolltunga Robotics and Skanem and head of finance and administration at Roxar. Worked for Roxar in Dubai for a prolonged period. 
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. Associate Professor at Kristiania University College and Adjunct Associate Professor at NHH. Former Director of NHH Executive and Manager People and Leadership Development at Statoil ASA. Chair of the board of Bergen International Literary Festival. Former member of the board of Bergen Private Gymnas AS, the board of the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and the nomination committee of BOB. Lange has also held various other offices. PhD and degree studies from the Norwegian School of Economics (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. CEO of Knowit Experience Bergen. Previously held positions as general manager, adviser and project manager at Knowit. Also a former customer adviser in Sparebanken Vest. Holds an MBA (Strategy and Management) from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), a master’s degree (Brand Management) from Queensland University of Technology, Australia, as well as a bachelor’s degree (Economics) from Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. Strategic adviser on digitalisation, innovation and branding for several banking and finance companies, among others. 
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 deputy member of the bank’s General Meeting and deputy board member.
Number of equity certificates in Sparebanken Vest: 1,346 

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. 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: 3,795 
Anne-Marit Hope

Anne-Marit Hope (1959)

Board member
Member of the Board since April 2010 as an employee representative. Chief employee representative for the Finance Sector Union of Norway. Has worked for Sparebanken Vest since 1977. Member of the board of the Finance Sector Union of Norway. 
Qualified financial adviser from BI Norwegian Business School. Authorised financial adviser.
Number of equity certificates in Sparebanken Vest: 6,362 

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