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Øyvind Thomassen, Chief Executive Officer

Born:1962. Background: Graduate level degree in economics and business administration (siviløkonom) from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). Thomassen was CEO of Sbanken’s predecessor Skandiabanken from its start in 2000 until 2010, before becoming CEO of parent bank Skandiabanken AB. Thomassen was board member of Skandiabanken until 2016, before joining Bluestep Bank AB as CEO.

Henning Nordgulen, Chief Financial Officer - Deputy CEO

Born: 1965. Background: Bachelor's degree from BI Norwegian Business School and additional education from IMF Lausanne. Nordgulen has been CFO of Sbanken since 2015. Previously CFO of Bergen Group ASA and Corporate Market Director at Sparebanken Vest.

Lene Eltvik Vindfeld, Chief Organisation, Leadership & Culture Officer

Born: 1978. Background: Master’s degree from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) with additional education in gender equality, organization and management from the University of Agder. Eltvik Vindfeld has been head of organisation, leadership and culture at Sbanken since October 2020. She came from the role of director of PwC with responsibility for the consulting house's activities within the area People & Organization. Prior to this, she worked several years at Schibsted Norge and Bergens Tidende.

Eirik Christensen, COO Banking

Born: 1978. Background: PhD in Economy from the University of Bergen. Joined
Sbanken in 2015 as the Chief Risk Officer. From 2020 Christensen took on a new role as COO Banking. Previously Head of Risk Management at
Sparebanken Vest.

Arlin Opsahl Mæland, Chief Compliance Officer

Born: 1961. Background: Executive master in Business Administration (EMBA) from the University of Stavanger and a Bachelor degree from BI Norwegian Business School. Mæland has been Sbankens CCO since 2015. Before Sbanken, Mæland worked as a Compliance Manager at SpareBank 1 SR-Bank. Of previous experience to this, she has had roles as a Risk Manager, analyst, and CFO in GE Capital Bank, Statoil ASA, and Aeriton Aircraft AS respectively.

Jørgen Gudmundsson, Chief Risk Officer

Born: 1981. BackgroundMaster’s degree from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). Joined Sbanken in 2020 as Chief Risk Officer. Previous experience from Norges Bank and various senior positions at Sparebanken Vest, lastly as CFO.

Line Sverdrup Ulvesæter, Head of B2B

Born: 1980 Background: Master’s degree from BI Norwegian Business School. Ulvesæter has been head of B2B since February 1st 2021. She started her career in Sbanken as a business developer in 2018 and has been imperative in Sbanken’s B2B venture being put to life. Ulvesæter has previous experience as a consultant and business developer in industries such as Finance, Industry, and Shipping, amongst others at Grieg Star AS and Green Reefers AS.

Hanne Alver Krum, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

Born: 1968 Background: Bachelor’s degree (cand. mag.) from the University of Bergen, Master’s degree in Organisational Leadership from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and leadership training from the leadership and organisational development consultancy AFF. Krum has been CMO since 1 November 2021, and as of 1 July 2022 she will be permanently employed in Sbanken. Krum is currently a hired consultant from Sopra Steria.

John-Arne Fagerli, Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Born: 1979. Background: Graduate engineer (Sivilingeniør) in Computer Science from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Fagerli joined Sbanken as a solutions architect in 2015. Since then, he has held several roles in the field of IT architecture before taking over as CTO in 2022. Fagerli has extensive experience from banking and finance, both as a consultant and on the supplier side.

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