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Rune Bjerke (born 1960) - Group chief executive

Rune Bjerke
Bjerke took up the position as group chief executive of DNB in January 2007. He was formerly president and CEO of Hafslund ASA, and has also been president and CEO of Scancem International.

Bjerke has held a number of board positions in large companies. He has also served as finance commissioner of the Oslo City Council and as a political adviser in Norway's Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.

Bjerke holds an economics degree from the University of Oslo and a master's degre in public administration from Harvard University.

Thomas Midteide (born 1974) - Group executive vice president Corporate Communications

Thomas Midteide
Midteide assumed the position as head of Corporate Communications in January 2013. He previously worked as executive vice president External Communication. 

Midteide joined DNB in 2009, leaving his position as head of Communications in SAS. He has also been a communications officer in VISA Norway and a reporter in NRK (the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation).

Midteide has a journalist degree from Oslo University College.

Bjørn Erik Næss (born 1954) - Group executive vice president Group Finance (Until 1 March 2017)

Bjørn Erik Næss
Næss assumed the position of chief financial officer with effect from March 2008. He was previously EVP and CFO in Aker Kværner ASA. Prior to this, he held similar positions in Orkla and Carlsberg (Denmark). Næss has extensive experience from executive positions both in Norway and abroad over the past 25 years.

Næss is a graduate of the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration and has also completed an executive programme at Darden Business School in the USA.

Næss will retire from his position 1 March 2017 and Kjerstin Braathen will take upon the role as CFO.

Kjerstin Braathen (born 1970) - Group executive vice president Group Finance (from 1. March 2017)

Kjerstin Braathen
Braathen will assume the position as Group executive vice president Group Finance from 1. March 2017. She assumed the position as head of Corporate Banking Norway in January 2013, leaving her position as head of Shipping, Offshore and Logistics, SOL, in Oslo. She has many years’ experience as a relationship manager and senior relationship manager in SOL.

She joined DNB in 1999 from Hydro Agri International.

Braathen has a Master in Management degree from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Nice-Sophia Antipolis

Kari Olrud Moen (born 1969) - Group executive vice president Group projects

Kari Olrud Moen
Olrud Moen assumed the position as head of Products in January 2013 and is now in charge of Group projects. She was previously head of the Corporate Centre.

Before joining DNB in 2005, Olrud Moen was state secretary in the Ministry of Finance. She also worked as a consultant in McKinsey & Co, as an adviser for the Conservative Party's parliamentary group and as a consultant in the Budget Department in the Ministry of Finance.

Olrud Moen is a graduate of the Norwegian School of Economics and has an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.

Solveig Hellebust (born 1967) - Group executive vice president HR

Solveig Hellebust
Hellebust assumed the position as head of HR in April 2009.

Before this, she held the position of vice president of Human Resources and Communications at Pronova BioPharma ASA. Prior professional experience also includes several years in HR at Telenor and at BI Norwegian School of Management as an associate professor in economics.

Hellebust holds a PhD in international economics from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, an MSc in agricultural economics from the University of Illinois, and an MSc in business and economics from BI Norwegian School of Management.

Terje Turnes (born 1963) - Group executive vice president Risk Management

Terje Turnes
Turnes assumed the position as head of Group Risk Management in February 2015, leaving his position as head of DNB’s Baltic operations.

From 2005 to 2010, he was head of DNB’s London branch, prior to which he headed both the Manufacturing Industry Section and the Energy Section in Corporate Banking.

Turnes was educated at Trondheim Business School and the Norwegian School of Management.

Trond Bentestuen (born 1970) - Group executive vice president Personal Banking Norway

Trond Bentestuen
Bentestuen assumed the position as head of Personal Banking Norway in January 2013. He was previously head of Marketing, Communications and eBusiness.

Bentestuen joined DNB in 2009, leaving his position as head of Marketing and Communications in Expert, and previously worked as a press officer and communications adviser in Telenor.

Bentestuen has a bachelor of arts degree in journalism and political science from Temple University, California, and training from the Armed Forces.

Benedicte Schilbred Fasmer (born 1965) - Group executive vice president Corporate Banking Norway

Benedicte Schilbred Fasmer
Fasmer assumed the position as head of Corporate Banking Norway in September 2016. She was previously in charge of DNB Bergen and as division manager of Corporate Banking vestlandet.

She joined DNB in 2015, leaving her position as head of Corporate Affairs in Argentum Asset Management. She has held leading positions in Sparebanken Vest, Rieber & Søn og Citibank. She is also Chairman of the board for Oslo Børs VPS Holding og Oslo Børs ASA.

Fasmer has a Master in Business and Economics from Norges Handelshøyskole.


Harald Serck-Hanssen (born 1965) - Group executive vice president Large Corporates and International

Harald Serck-Hanssen
Serck-Hanssen assumed the position as head of Large Corporates and International in January 2013, leaving his position as head of the Shipping, Offshore and Logistics division, SOL.

Serck-Hanssen joined DNB in 1998 and has headed various sections in SOL. He has previous experience from Stolt-Nielsen Shipping and Odfjell Group.

Serck-Hanssen has a BA (Hons) degree in business studies from the University of Stirling and has also completed an advanced management programme at INSEAD Fontainebleau.  

Ottar Ertzeid (born 1965) - Group executive vice president DNB Markets

Ottar Ertzeid
Ertzeid has been head of DNB Markets since the merger between DnB and Gjensidige NOR in 2003. He was previously head and deputy head of DnB Markets, and held various positions within the FX/Treasury area in DnB.

His prior professional experience includes the position as chief financial officer in DnB Boligkreditt, and head of finance in Realkreditt.

Ertzeid is a graduate of BI Norwegian School of Management.

Tom Rathke (born 1956) - Group executive vice president Wealth Management

Tom Rathke
Rathke assumed the position as head of Wealth Management in January 2013. He was previously head of Insurance and Asset Management. Rathke has been chief executive of DNB’s subsidiary DNB Livsforsikring and board chairman of DNB Asset Management and DNB Forsikring.

He was previously managing director of Gjensidige NOR's investment fund company Avanse, prior to which he held managerial positions in Vesta and If Skadeforsikring. Rathke also has experience from SAS and Dyno.

Rathke is a graduate of BI Norwegian School of Management, has a master's degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin and has completed the Advanced Management Programme (AMP) at Harvard University.

Rune Garborg (born 1969) - Group executive vice president Vipps and Payments

Rune Garborg
Garborg assumed the position as head of Vipps and payments in October 2016. 

Before this, he has held positions as Head of Marketing and Category management in DNB. He has also been Head of Marketing in DNB Eiendom. He har been in charge of DNBs digital payment solution Vipps since February 2016.

Garborg is a graduate of the Norwegian College of Marketing.

Liv Fiksdahl (born 1965) - Group executive vice president IT and Operations

Liv Fiksdal
Fiksdahl assumed the position as head of IT and Operations in January 2013. She was previously head of Operations, held various executive positions within operations and administration and was head of Bank Production in Corporate Banking and Payment Services.

Prior to this, Fiksdahl held customer-oriented positions in Union Bank of Norway, Handelsbanken and Fokus Bank.

She was educated at Trondheim Business School.