Group Executive Management


Benedicte Schilbred Fasmer

CEO

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.

Benedicte Schilbred 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: iNED and Chair of the Risk Committee in Vocalink Limited, UK and board member in SpareBank 1 Gruppen AS and SpareBank 1 Utvikling DA. 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: 2,500 as at pr. 01.01.2021 (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: 17,896 as at pr. 01.01.2021 (including any shares held by closely related parties).


Inge Reinertsen

Chief Financial Officer

Inge Reinertsen (1971) became CFO in February 2010. Reinertsen has an MBA from the Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen. He 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, Bjergsted Terrasse 1 AS and SR-Forvaltning AS. Member of the boards of SpareBank 1 Næringskreditt, Monner Group AS, SpareBank 1 Pensjonskasse,  FinStart Nordic AS and SpareBank 1 Markets AS.

Number of shares in SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ASA: 92,686 as at pr. 01.01.2021 (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 Monner AS, EiendomsMegler 1 SR-Eiendom AS and SpareBank 1 Regnskapshuset AS.

Number of shares in SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ASA: 8,830 as at pr. 01.01.2021 (including any shares held by closely related parties).


Glenn Sæther

Executive Vice President, Strategi, Innovation and Development

Sæther (1966) became EVP, Strategy, Innovation and Development in February 2018. He was previously EVP, Business Support and Development. He graduated in economics and business administration from BI Norwegian Business School and has experience as the chief accountant of Sandnes Municipality, a consultant and marketing executive at Webcenter Unique ASA, and as a senior consultant at Helse Vest RHF. He has worked for SpareBank 1 SR-Bank since 2005.

Board appointments: Chair of the boards of Finansparken Bjergsted AS, Monner AS, and FinStart Nordic AS, and member of the boards of Vester AS and SpareBank 1 Regnskapshuset SR AS.

Number of shares in SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ASA: 30,509 as at pr. 01.01.2021 (including any shares held by closely related parties).


Jan Friestad

Executive Vice President, Retail Market

Friestad (1966) became EVP, Retail Market in August 2011. He holds a degree in economics and business administration from Stavanger University College and has also taken various Master of Management courses within marketing strategy and management at BI Norwegian Business School. He has worked for SpareBank 1 SR-Bank since 1988.

Board appointments: Chair of the boards of EiendomsMegler 1 SR-Eiendom AS and SpareBank 1 Kredittkort AS, and member of the board of SpareBank 1 Betaling AS.

Number of shares in SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ASA: 49,853 as at pr. 01.01.2021 (including any shares held by closely related parties).


Thor-Christian Haugland

Executive Vice President, Communications and Sustainability

Haugland (1963) became EVP, Communications in 2005. He was educated at Stavanger University College, the University of Salford and BI Norwegian Business School in economics, communications and management. He has previously worked as the sales and marketing manager for Radisson SAS in Stavanger and general manager in Brødrene Pedersen AS. He has around 20 years’ experience from various positions in SpareBank 1 SR-Bank.

Board appointments: Member of the boards of Odin Forvaltning AS, Monner Group AS, FinStart Nordic AS and Nordic Edge AS.

Number of shares in SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ASA: 29,193 as at pr. 01.01.2021 (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 Regnskapshuset SR AS, deputy chair of the board of BN Bank ASA, and member of the boards of Conecto AS, FinStart Nordic AS, Monner AS and SpareBank 1 Factoring AS.

Number of shares in SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ASA: 58,666 as at pr. 01.01.2021 (including any shares held by closely related parties).


Gro Tveit

Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Business Support

Tveit (1969) became EVP, HR and Business Support in June 2018. She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and auditing from the University of Stavanger and Hedmark District College. She also holds qualifications in management and strategy, including a master’s degree programme on “Future-oriented strategies and organisational forms” from BI Norwegian Business School.  She was previously the Finance Director at SpareBank 1 SR-Bank, who she joined in 2001. She has previous experience from Halliburton AS where she was the Commodity and Statutory Accounting Manager and Fjaler Sparebank as an internal auditor.

Board appointments: Member of the boards of Finansparken Bjergsted AS and SpareBank 1 SR-Banks Pensjonskasse.

Number of shares in SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ASA: 20,774 as at pr. 01.01.2021 (including any shares held by closely related parties).


Signe Helliesen

Group Director Compliance & AML

Helliesen (1976) assumed her position as EVP, Compliance in January 2019. Helliesen has an MBA from the Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen. She has also completed an Executive Master’s Programme in Internal Auditing at BI Norwegian Business School and has started an Executive MBA in Technology and Innovation of Finance, Fintech at the Norwegian School of Economics. Helliesen has experience from Ernst & Young (EY) as an internal auditor and consultant. She has worked for SpareBank 1 SR-Bank within the area of compliance since 2008.

Number of shares in SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ASA: 745 as at pr. 01.01.2021 (including any shares held by closely related parties).