Group Executive Management


Benedicte Schilbred Fasmer

Chief Executive Officer

Benedicte Schilbred Fasmer (1965) has been the chief executive officer of SpareBank 1 SR-Bank since 1. January 2021.

She has more than 25 years of experience from the financial sector, industry and shipping. Previous experience includes being Head of Corporate Banking in DNB, Head of Corporate Market in Fremtind Insurance, Head of Coporate Affairs in a Private Equity asset management company, group executive for the Capital Markets Division in Sparebanken Vest, finance director in Rieber & Søn and corporate banking in Citibank. She holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics.

Fasmer also has more than 15 years of board experience as non-executive director in listed and unlisted companies within several industries as well as government owned businesses.

Board appointments: Chair of the boards of Fremtind Forsikring AS and Finans Norge. iNED and Chair of the Risk Committee in Vocalink Limited, UK. Deputy head of the boards of SpareBank 1 Gruppen AS and SpareBank 1 Utvikling DA. Substitute member of the board of Finans Norge Servicekontor.

Benedicte is member of the UN High Level Panel on International Financial Accountability, Transparency and Integrity for Achieving the 2030 Agenda (FACTI Panel).

Number of shares in SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ASA: 13,413 as at 05.05.2022 (including any shares held by closely related parties). 

Inge Reinertsen

Chief Financial Officer

Reinertsen (1971) became CFO in February 2010. He has an MBA from the Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen. Reinertsen has experience from various management positions in the SpareBank 1 SR-Bank Group and has worked for the group since 2001.

Board appointments: Chair of the boards of SR-Boligkreditt AS and Bjergsted Terrasse 1 AS. Member of the boards of SpareBank 1 Næringskreditt, SR-Forvaltning AS, SpareBank 1 Pensjonskasse, FinStart Nordic AS and SpareBank 1 Markets AS.

Number of shares in SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ASA: 95,225 as at 05.05.2022 (including any shares held by closely related parties).

Roger Lund Antonesen

Executive Vice President Retail Market

Antonesen (1975) became the EVP Retail Market in December 2021.

He has more than 20 years of management experience and 15 years of experience from the financial services industry. Antonesen joined us from his position as divisional director in DNB for SME, regionally and nationally.

He holds an Executive Master’s in Strategic Management from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and an Executive Master’s in Technology Management from the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTNU)/MIT. 

Board appointments: Chair of the board of EiendomsMegler 1 SR-Eiendom AS. Deputy head of then board of SpareBank 1 Kreditt AS. Member of the board of Finstart Nordic AS.

Number of shares in SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ASA: 137 as at 05.05.2022 (including any shares held by closely related parties).

Tore Medhus

Executive Vice President, Corporate Market

Medhus (1965) became EVP, Corporate Market in September 2000. He holds a Master of Business and Marketing from Oslo Business School/BI. He has previous experience from Elcon Finans, Forenede Credit Finans and Telenor. Medhus has worked for SpareBank 1 SR-Bank since 1994.

Board appointments: Chair of the board of SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ForretningsPartner AS. Deputy head of the boards of BN Bank ASA and SpareBank 1 Factoring AS. Member of the board of Monner AS.

Number of shares in SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ASA: 61,227 as at 05.05.2022 (including any shares held by closely related parties).

Marianne Bakke

Executive Vice President SME

 

Bakke (1976) took up her post as Executive Vice President SME in September 2021. She was educated at the University of Stavanger/University of the West of Scotland: Business and Economics/MSc International Marketing (1995-2000).

Bakke has previous experience from a private equity company, HitecVision. She joined SpareBank 1 SR-Bank in 2005 as an adviser for corporate customers. Since then she has held managerial posts in leasing and SME.
 

Board appointments: Member of the boards of SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ForretningsPartner AS, SpareBank 1 Mobilitet Holding AS and Tveit Regnskap AS. 

 Number of shares in SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ASA: 2,119 as at 05.05.2022 (including any shares held by closely related parties).

Frode Bø

Executive Vice President, Risk Management

Bø (1968) became EVP, Risk Management in January 2006. He holds a Bachelor of Management and has also completed a master’s degree programme in operational auditing and risk management at BI Norwegian Business School.

Bø’s previous experience includes working at Kværner and Mobil Exploration Norway. Up to 2016, he was also a lecturer in the Department of Industrial Economics, Risk Management and Planning at the University of Stavanger. He has worked for SpareBank 1 SR-Bank since 2001.

Number of shares in SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ASA: 18,189 as at 05.05.2022 (including any shares held by closely related parties).

Signe Helliesen

Excecutive Vice President Compliance

Helliesen (1976) assumed her position as EVP, Compliance in January 2019. Helliesen has a MBA from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in Bergen and an Executive Master’s Programme in Technology and Innovation of Finance, Fintech. Helliesen has experience from Ernst & Young (EY). She has worked for SpareBank 1 SR-Bank since 2008.

Board appointments: Chair of the board of Stiftelsen G9alt Talentutvikling. Member of the board of Finstart Nordic AS. Substitute member of the board of Verdipapirforetakenes Forbund.

Number of shares in SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ASA: 1,038 as at 05.05.2022 (including any shares held by closely related parties).

Ella Skjørestad

Executive Vice President, Customer Services and Marketing

Skjørestad (1980) took up her post as Executive VP Customer Services and Marketing in February 2018. She holds a master’s degree in Comparative Politics from the University of Bergen (1999-2005). She has previously worked for Storebrand within P&C insurance and as head of digital sales at Storebrand Direkte. She joined SpareBank 1 SR-Bank in June 2010 as head of marketing in the retail banking market Since then she has held positions such as marketing director and director of customer services PM.

Board appointments: Member of the boards of Fremtind Service AS, EiendomsMegler 1 SR-Eiendom AS, Finstart Nordic AS, SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ForretningsPartner AS and Stiftelsen Grunderacademy. Substitute member of the board of SpareBank 1 Mobilitet Holding AS.

Number of shares in SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ASA: 10,575 as at 05.05.2022 (including any shares held by closely related parties).

Glenn Sæther

Executive Vice President, Technology Development and Business Processes

Sæther (1966) became EVP, Strategy, Innovation and Development in February 2018. From 2009 to 2018 he was EVP, Business Support and Development. He graduated in economics and business administration from BI Norwegian Business School and has previous experience from Sandnes Municipality, Webcenter Unique ASA, and Helse Vest RHF. He has worked for SpareBank 1 SR-Bank since 2005.

Board appointments: Chair of the boards of Finstart Nordic AS, Nordic Edge AS and Monio AS. Member of the boards of SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ForretningsPartner AS and SpareBank 1 Verdipapirservice AS.

Number of shares in SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ASA: 32,467 as at 05.05.2022 (including any shares held by closely related parties).

Nina Moi Edvardsen

Executive Vice President of People, Sustainability and Communications

Edvardsen (1972) has been Executive Vice President of People, Sustainability and Communications since November 2021.

She has extensive and long management experience within marketing and organisational development from the media industry, as well as energy and mobility. Her previous experience includes as Executive Vice President of HR at Møller Mobility Group, Hafslund and Fortum Oyj, where she led the merger between Hafslund Market and Fortum's Customer Solution division, followed by leading the Fortum Group's establishment of a multi-brand strategy as Vice President of Brands and Customer Communications.

She also has extensive experience from the media industry from several key management roles in the Schibsted Group, including developing and building up FINN.no, followed by her role as Executive Vice President of HR and Communications at Schibsted Norway.

Edvardsen also has retail experience from Telenor and SAS. She graduated in international marketing from BI.

Board appointments: Member of the boards of EiendomsMegler 1 SR-Eiendom AS and Sparebank 1 Spleis AS.

Number of shares in SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ASA: 10,000 as at 05.05.2022 (including any shares held by closely related parties).

Jan Friestad

Executive Vice President Corporate Strategy and Projects

Friestad (1966) has worked for SpareBank 1 SR-Bank since 1988 and as a member of the corporate management team since August 2011. After having been responsible for the retail market up to autumn 2021, he took up his position as EVP Corporate Strategy and Projects in October 2021.

He holds a degree in economics and business administration from Stavanger University College (University of Stavanger) and has also taken various Master’s of Management courses in marketing strategy and management at BI Norwegian Business School.

He previously served as a board member of Stavanger Health Trust from 2008-2017.

Board appointments: Chair of the board of SpareBank 1 Forvaltning AS. Member of the boards of SpareBank 1 Betaling AS, LOFavør AS and SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ForretningsPartner AS. Substitute member of the board of Vipps AS.  

Number of shares in SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ASA: 52,290 as at 05.05.2022 (including any shares held by closely related parties).