The DNB Group Management

Group management chart

Download Group management chart

 

Kjerstin Braathen

Kjerstin Braathen
Group chief executive since 2019.

Background: Former chief financial officer and group executive vice president Corporate Banking Norway. Has many years' experience from Shipping, Offshore and Logistics, SOL, in Oslo. Joined DNB in 1999. Prior professional experience from Hydro Agri International.

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

Ingjerd Blekeli Spiten

Ingjerd Blekeli Spiten
Group executive vice president Personal Banking since 2018.

Background: Current position is SVP Global Products at Telenor. Has previously worked as COO in Microsoft, and been employed in DNB for eight years, most recently as head of eBusiness. Holds a number of board positions.

Education: Graduate of BI Norwegian Business School.

Harald Serck-Hanssen

Harald Serck-Hanssen
Group executive vice president Corporate Banking since 2019

Blackground: Former Group executive vice president Large Corporates and International, since 2013. Former head of the Shipping, Offshore and Logistics division, SOL. Joined DNB in 1998. Prior professional experience from StoltNielsen Shipping and Odfjell Group.

Education: BA (HonsŽ) degree in business studies from the University of Stirling and Advanced ManŠagement Programme at INSEAD Fontainebleau.

Håkon Hansen

Håkon Hansen
Group executive vice president Wealth Management since 2019.

Background: Former Group executive vice president Wealth Management & Insurance, since 2018. Group executive vice president Large Corporates and International since 2013. Head of Private Banking and former head of DNB Luxembourg for ten years. Started his career in DNB in 1987 in what was then called Sparebanken Buskerud and thereafter Sparebanken NOR.

Education: Graduate of BI Norwegian Business School

Ottar Ertzeid

Ottar Ertzeid
Group executive vice president Group Finance since 2019.

Background: Former head and deputy head of DnB Markets. Held various positions within the FX/Treasury area. Former chief financial officer in DnB Boligkreditt and head of finance in Realkreditt. Joined DNB in 1989. Board chairman in the Norwegian Banks' Guarantee Fund, board vice chairman in the Norwegian Investor Compensation Scheme, board member in Oslo Børs VPS Holding and Oslo Børs AS etc.

Education: Graduate of BI Norwegian Business School.

Alexander Opstad

Alexander Opstad
Group Executive Vice President of DNB Markets since 2019

Background: Has worked in DNB Markets since 2005 in various positions within the Equities division. Headed the equities sales desk in London until 2013, when he became global head of the Equities division and part of the DNB Markets management team.

Education: Master of Science in Business from BI Norwegian School of Economics.

Rasmus Figenschou

Rasmus Figenschou
Group executive vice president Payments and Innovation since 2019

Background: Former Group executive vice president New Business, since 2017. Former Head of Strategy and Corporate Development and head of division for the counties of Rogaland and Agder. Management experience from DNB’s offices in Tallinn, Estonia. Worked for a period in Singapore, and New York. Joined DNB in 2005. Previous experience as an analyst at Simmons & Company International. 

Education: MBA from IMD Business School in Switzerland, Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Tufts University, College of Liberal Arts, Medford, Massachusetts.

Ida Lerner

Ida Lerner
Group executive vice president Risk Management since 2017.

Background: Former head of DNB CEMEA in London, and head of customer analysis in Northern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Joined DNB in 2007. Previous experience from HSBC and Nordea.

Education: Bachelor of Social Science with a Major in Economics from the University of Stockholm.

Mirella E. Wassiluk

Mirella E. Wassiluk
Group executive vice president Compliance since 2018.

Background: Former director general in the Ministry of Finance. Has previously worked in Bayerische Landesbank and in the Norwegian Central Securities Depository.

Education: Degree in economics from the University of Cologne, Germany. Master of Science degree from the London School of Economics.

Kari Bech-Moen

Kari Bech-Moen
Group executive vice president People since 2019. 

Background: Executive Vice President of People in POP since March 2019. Several years’ experience from, among other things, the HR area in Telenor and as an entrepreneur before joining DNB.

Education: A Master of Science in Business from BI Norwegian Business School and a Master of Science in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the London School of Economics.

Maria Ervik Løvold

Technology and Services: Maria Ervik Løvold
Group executive vice president Technology and Services since 2019

Background
: Executive Vice President for the Product, Price and Quality division in Personal Banking since the spring of 2018. Former section head and second in command in DNB Legal. Worked as a lawyer at the law firm Brækhus Advokatfirma before that.

Education: A law degree from the University of Oslo.

Thomas Midteide

Thomas Midteide
Group executive vice president Communications since 2013.

Background: Former Group executive vice president Media & MarketingFormer executive vice president External Communication. Joined DNB in 2009. Prior experience as 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 at the University of Oslo.