The DNB Group Management

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Kjerstin Braathen - Group Chief Executive Officer (1970)

Kjerstin Braathen
Group Chief Executive Officer since 2019

Number of shares: 52 746 1)

Prior positions in DNB: Chief Financial Officer and Group Executive Vice President of the former Corporate Banking Norway. Many years’ experience from the Shipping, Offshore and Logistics division (SOL) in Oslo. Joined DNB in 1999.

Other professional experience: Previous experience from Hydro Agri International.

Education: Master in Management from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Nice-Sophia Antipolis.

Ottar Ertzeid - Chief Financial Officer (1965)

Ottar Ertzeid
Chief Financial Officer since 2019

Number of shares: 279 375 1)

Prior positions in DNB: Group Executive Vice President of DNB Markets and various positions within the FX/Treasury area. Chief Financial Officer in DnB Boligkreditt and head of finance in Realkreditt. Joined DNB in 1989.

Key positions of trust: Vice-chair of the board of the Norwegian Investor Compensation Scheme and member of the election committee of Yara International. 

Education: Master of Science in Business (‘Siviløkonom’) from BI Norwegian Business School.

Ida Lerner - Group Executive Vice President (1975)

Ida Lerner
Takes over as Chief Financial Officer on 1 November 2021

Number of shares: 6 672 1)

Prior positions in DNB: Group Executive Vice President of Group Risk Management. General Manager of DNB CEMEA (Central Europe, Middle East and Africa) in London and head of customer analysis for Northern Europe, the Middle East and Africa at DNB’s London office. Joined DNB in 2007.

Other professional experience: Global Relationship Manager at HSBC, customer adviser and stockbroker at Nordea.

Education: Bachelor of Social Sciences, specialising in economics, from the University of Stockholm.

Anne Sigrun Moen - Group Executive Vice President of People (1964)

Group Executive Vice President of People since 2021. 
 
Number of shares: 7441)

Prior positions in DNB: Senior advisor and various positions as Head of Division within HR. Joined DNB in 2007, with a break from 2018-2021.
 
Other professional experience: Director in HR in The Norwegian Tax Administration (`Skatteetaten`), HR manager in DNV Maritime, principal consultant in DNV Learning, educational advisor in DNV Veritasskolen.
 
Education: Cand.mag. from Oslo College of Education. Cand.polit. from University of Oslo. Units in management and administration from University of California. 

Benjamin Kristoffer Golding - Group Executive Vice President of Payments and Innovation (1980)

Bejamin Golding
Group Executive Vice President of Payments and Innovation since 2021

Number of shares: 0 1)

Prior positions in DNB: Executive Vice President of Payments, Open banking and Identity. Head of Group Strategy. Joined DNB in 2016. 

Key positions of trust: Chairman of the board of Bits AS. Substitute board member at Vipps AS.

Other professional experience: McKinsey&Co, Orkla, Aker Solutions, Akastor.

Education: Master of Technology within Cybernetics from Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Håkon Hansen - Group Executive Vice President of Wealth Management (1966)

Håkon Hansen - Group Executive Vice President of Wealth Management  (1966)
Group Executive Vice President of Wealth Management since 2019

Number of shares: 22 203 1)

Prior positions in DNB: Group Executive Vice President of Wealth Management and Insurance. Head of Private Banking and head of DNB Luxembourg for ten years. Joined DNB in 1987 in what was then called Sparebanken Buskerud and later Sparebanken NOR.

Key positions of trust: Chair of the board in DNB Livsforsikring AS. 
 
Other professional experience: Bank Manager at Gjensidige Bank, Parat24 and DNB, Assistant Bank Manager at Sparebanken Øst and District Manager at Forenede Forsikring.

Education: Bachelor of Business Administration (‘diplomøkonom’) from BI Norwegian Business School. Has also completed a management programme in financial investments (Master of Management) at the same school.

Sverre Krog - Group Executive Vice President of Group Risk Management (1976)

Group Executive Vice President of Group Risk Management since 2021
 
Number of shares: 2 421 1)

Prior positions in DNB: Head of Division of Strategic Risk Intelligence. Former Head of Section of Active Portofolio Management and Customer Analysis in Corporate Banking. Background from Corporate Finance. Joined DNB in 1999.
 
Education: Master of Science in Business (`Siviløkonom`) from BI NOrwegian Business School. 

Maria Ervik Løvold - Group Executive Vice President of Technology and Services (1979)

Technology and Services: Maria Ervik Løvold
Group Executive Vice President of Technology and Services since 2019

Number of shares: 6 983 1)

Prior positions in DNB: Executive Vice President for the Product, Price and Quality division in Personal Banking. Head of section in and Deputy General Counsel for DNB Legal. Joined DNB in 2010.

Other professional experience: Lawyer at Brækhus Advokatfirma.

Education: Law degree from the University of Oslo.

Thomas Midteide - Group Executive Vice President of Communications and Sustainability (1974)

Thomas Midteide
Group Executive Vice President of Communications and Sustainability since 2019 
 
Number of shares: 29 472 1)
 
Prior positions in DNB: Group Executive Vice President of Media and Marketing. Group Executive Vice President of Corporate Communications and Marketing, and Executive Vice President of External Communications. Joined DNB in 2009. 
 
Other professional experience: Head of Communications in SAS Norge, communications officer in VISA Norway and TV reporter and presenter in the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, NRK. 
 
Education: Journalist degree from Oslo University College. Subsidiary subject in political science and criminology from the University of Oslo. 

Alexander Opstad - Group Executive Vice President of DNB Markets (1981)

Alexander Opstad
Group Executive Vice President of DNB Markets since 2019

Number of shares: 32 198 1) 

Prior positions in DNB: Various positions within the Equities division of DNB Markets. Head of Equity Sales in London, global head of the equities division and part of the DNB Markets management team. Joined DNB in 2005.

Key positions of trust: Chair of the board of DNB Markets Inc., board member in the Norwegian Securities Dealers Association.

Education: Master of Science in Business (‘Siviløkonom’) from BI Norwegian Business School.

Harald Serck-Hanssen - Group Executive Vice President of Corporate Banking (1965)

Harald Serck-Hanssen
Group Executive Vice President of Corporate Banking since 2019

Number of shares: 49 982 1)

Prior positions in DNB: Group Executive Vice President of Large Corporates and International since 2013. Executive Vice President of and section head in the Shipping, Offshore and Logistics division (SOL). Joined DNB in 1998.

Key positions of trust: Board member in DigitalNorway.

Other professional experience: Experience from Stolt-Nielsen Shipping and Odfjell Group.
 
Education: BA (Hons) in business studies from the University of Stirling. Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD Fontainebleau.

Ingjerd Blekeli Spiten - Group Executive Vice President of Personal Banking (1971)

Ingjerd Blekeli Spiten
Group Executive Vice President of Personal Banking since 2018

Number of shares: 13 660 1)

Prior positions in DNB: Head of mobile and telephone services, head of sales for Internet and mobile banking, Executive Vice President for eBusiness. Worked in DNB from 2007 to 2015 and returned in 2018.

Key positions of trust: Chair of the board of DNB Eiendom and board member in Fremtind Forsikring AS.

Other professional experience: Senior Vice President of Global Products at Telenor, Chief Operating Officer in Microsoft and various management positions at Ericsson. Many years' experience from board positions in various industries.

Education: Master of Science in Business (‘Siviløkonom’) from BI Norwegian Business School.

Mirella E. Grant - Group Executive Vice President of Group Compliance (1969)

Mirella E. Grant
Group Executive Vice President of Group Compliance since 2018

Number of shares: 1 475 1)

Prior positions in DNB: Joined DNB in 2018. 

Other professional experience: Director General in the Ministry of Finance. Experience from Bayerische Landesbank (Munich), University of Cologne and the Norwegian Central Securities Depository.

Education: Degree in economics from the University of Cologne, Germany. Master of Science from London School of Economics and Political Science.
1) Shareholdings in DNB as at 31 December 2020. Shares held by the immediate family and companies in which the shareholder has decisive influence are also included.