Group management

Jan-Frode Janson (1969)

Group CEO

PhD in Industrial Economics and Technology Management from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Master of Science in Business from the Graduate School of Business in Bodø (1992).

Group CEO of SpareBank 1 SMN as from 1 May 2019. Previously Group CEO of SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge and deputy managing director of Fokus Bank/Danske Bank. Has also held senior positions with Orkla and ABB.

Board positions with SpareBank 1 Gruppen, SpareBank 1 Utvikling and Vipps. Chair of the board at SpareBank 1 SMN’s subsidiaries (EiendomsMegler 1 Midt-Norge, SpareBank 1 Regnskapshuset SMN, SpareBank 1 Finans Midt-Norge, SpareBank 1 Markets og SpareBank 1 SMN Invest).

Kjell Fordal (1957)

Executive director – Finance and Strategy, deputy CEO

Business economist from the Norwegian School of Management (1981) and Master of Management from the same institution (2004).

Joined SpareBank 1 SMN in 1982. 

Chair of the board of SpareBank 1 Pensjonskasse, SpareBank 1 Næringskreditt, Prøven Eiendom and Trondhjems Turistforening. Board member of SpareBank 1 Markets, SpareBank 1 Kredittkort, SpareBank 1 Regnskapshuset SMN, SpareBank 1 Pensjonsforsikring, SpareBank 1 SMN Invest and BN Kreditt.

Vegard Helland (1975)

Executive director – Corporate Banking

Business economist from the Bodø Graduate School of Business (1999), and authorised financial analyst (AFA) from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (2007).

Joined SpareBank 1 SMN in 2003, and has focused primarily on major clients. Head of Corporate Banking since August 2010. Has chaired SpareBank 1 SMN’s group credit committee since 2007. Previously with KPMG (aquaculture and fisheries).

Chair of the board of SpareBank 1 Factoring, Conecto and SMB Lab. Board member of SpareBank 1 Markets, SpareBank 1 Finans Midt-Norge, Modhi Finance, Modhi Collect and Mavi XV.

Nelly S. Maske (1975)

Executive director – Retail Banking

Master of Science from South Bank University in London 2000, Bachelor’s degree in business and administration from Sør-Trøndelag University College (previously TØH) 1998.

Joined SpareBank 1 SMN in 2013.

Broad experience from the professional services firm Ernst & Young, latterly as director at Ernst & Young Advisory from 2010 to 2013. 

Arne Nypan (1970)

CEO SpareBank 1 Regnskapshuset SMN

Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Lund University, Sweden (1997). Bachelor in Business Administration (B.Sc.) from Copenhagen Business School, Denmark (1995).

CEO of SpareBank 1 Regnskapshuset SMN as from June 2020. CEO of SpareBank 1 Finans Midt-Norge as from 2013 until June 2020. Previously senior positions in SpareBank 1 SMN from 2003 - 2012. Former experience from Innovation and Fokus Bank (Danske Bank).

Kjetil Reinsberg (1961)

CEO EiendomsMegler 1 Midt-Norge

Real Estate Agent from BI (2008).

CEO of EiendomsMegler 1 Midt-Norge as from 1999. Previously employed by Storebrand Bank, Notar and Bedre Råd. Has also several years of experience from the construction industry.

Chair of the Board of EiendomsMegler 1 Norge and Brauten Eiendom. Board member of Eiendom Norge and Agri Eiendom.

Rolf Jarle Brøske (1980)

Executive director – Communications and Brand

Studies in political science and history at Molde University College and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

Joined SpareBank 1 SMN in October 2016. 

Previously industrial policy director at Det norske Oljeselskap, and on the management team of Danske Bank (Fokus Bank). Adviser to the Minister of Trade and Industry, Børge Brende, and to the Mayor of Trondheim. Has held a number of political positions.

Chair of the board of Spleis and deputy board chair of Stiftelsen UNI. Member of the county board of the Trøndelag conservative party and member of Trondheim city council. 

Ola Neråsen (1965)

Executive director – Risk Management

Business economist from the BI Norwegian School of Management (1977), state authorised public accountant from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (1994).

Joined SpareBank 1 SMN in 1997.

Board member of Betr.

Previously with Deloitte.

Astrid Undheim (1980)

Executive director - Technology and Development

PhD in Communications Technology from NTNU (2009). Master of Science in Communications Technology from NTNU (2004).

Joined SpareBank 1 SMN in 2020, broad experience from Telenor, latterly as head of the Analytics and AI research department.

Member of Rådet for SSB (from 2020) and experience from a number of public commitees.