Group management

Jan-Frode Janson (1969)

Group CEO

Ph.D. 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.

Chairman of SpareBank 1 SMN’s subsidiaries EiendomsMegler 1 Midt-Norge AS and SpareBank 1 Regnskapshuset SMN AS. Board member of SpareBank 1 Gruppen AS and SpareBank 1 Utvikling DA. Board member of Vipps AS and Fremtind Forsikring AS. Board member of Fleks AS and NTNU.

Holds 40,466 ECs as at 31 December 2021.

Trond Søraas (1968)

Executive director – Finance and Strategy

Business economist from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) (1994) and authorised financial analyst (AFA) from the same institution (2006).

Joined SpareBank 1 SMN in 2022.

Previously with KLP Banken AS and BN Bank ASA, most recently as CFO at BN Bank ASA.

Board positions at SpareBank 1 Boligkreditt AS and SpareBank 1 Næringskreditt AS.

Holds 0 ECs as at 31 December 2021.

Astrid Undheim (1980)

Executive director - Technology and Development

PhD in Communications Technology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) (2009). Master of Science in Communications Technology from NTNU (2004).

Joined SpareBank 1 SMN in 2020, prior long experience with Telenor, latterly as head of the research department at Analytics & AI.

Board member of Trondheim Tech Port, member of the Council of Statistics Norway. Member of the committee mandated to consider long-term perspectives for the Government Pension Fund Global (Norway’s oil fund). Prior experience from a number of public committees.

Holds 185 ECs as at 31 December 2021.

Ola Neråsen (1965)

Executive director – Risk Management

Business economist from the BI Norwegian School of Management (1990), state authorised public accountant from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (1994).

Joined SpareBank 1 SMN in 1997. Previously with Deloitte.

Holds 43,064 ECs as at 31 December 2021.

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 2016. Previously industrial policy director at Det norske Oljeselskap, and on the management team of Danske Bank (Fokus Bank). Adviser to former Minister of Trade and Industry, Børge Brende, and to the Mayor of Trondheim. Has held a number of political positions.

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

Holds 10,513 ECs as at 31 December 2021.

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 the corporate market. Has chaired SpareBank 1 SMN’s group credit committee since 2007. Previously with KPMG, Centre for Aquaculture and Fisheries.

Chairman of SpareBank 1 Finans Midt-Norge. Board member of SpareBank 1 Markets AS, SpareBank 1 Factoring AS, SpareBank 1 Regnskapshuset SMN AS, Modhi Finance AS, and Mavi XV AS.

Holds 35,502 ECs as at 31 December 2021.

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. Executive director at Organisation and Development 2015-2018, assistant executive director at Retail Banking 2013-2015.

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

Chair of SpareBank 1 Gjeldsinformasjon AS. Board member of EiendomsMegler 1 Midt-Norge.

Holds 21,443 ECs as at 31 December 2021.

Arne Nypan (1970)

CEO SpareBank 1 Regnskapshuset SMN

Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Lund University, Sweden (1997). Bachelor of Business Administration (B.Sc.) from Copenhagen Business School (1995). Officer training from the Norwegian Military Academy (1992).

CEO of SpareBank 1 Regnskapshuset SMN as from June 2020. Previously CEO of SpareBank 1 Finans Midt-Norge from 2013 to June 2020. Previously head of Customer Concept in 2013, and general manager at SpareBank 1 SMN from 2003 to 2012. Was also employed by Innovation Strategic Consulting and Fokus Bank (Danske Bank).

Holds 28,898 ECs as at 31 December 2021.

Kjetil Reinsberg (1961)

CEO EiendomsMegler 1 Midt-Norge

CEO of Eiendomsmegler 1 Midt-Norge.

Graduate in real estate brokerage from BI Norwegian Business School (2008).

Took up duties as CEO of Eiendomsmegler 1 Midt-Norge in 1999. Previously employed by Storebrand Bank, Notar and Bedre Råd. Also has several years’ experience from the construction industry.

Chairman of Brautien Eiendom. Board member of Eiendomsmegler 1 Norge, Eiendom Norge AS and Agri Eiendom.

Holds 19,823 ECs as at 31 December 2021.