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Klaus-Anders Nysteen

Chairman of the Board (BN and NOFI)

Born in 1966. Member of the Board of Directors since April 2020.

Klaus-Anders Nysteen has been CEO of Hoist Finance since March 2018. He has previously worked in, among others, Nordic Capital, Lindorff Group, Entra Eiendom AS and Statoil Fuel & Retail ASA and as CEO at Storebrand Bank ASA. He has extensive experience from a number of board positions, among others in Webstep ASA and Asset Buyout Partner AS.

Education: Master of Science in Business Administration, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).

Other on-going principal assignments: Member of the board of Asset Buyout Partner AS.

John E. Høsteland

Board Member (BN)

Born in 1947. Member of the Board of Directors since 2007.

John E. Høsteland owns of JH Consult, through which he offers advisory services targeted at the corporate market. He has previously held the role of CEO in a number of companies including Höegh Capital Management AS, Skogbrand Forsikring, First Securities ASA and Elcon Securities ASA, among others. Mr. Høsteland is a member of the board of directors of Höegh Capital Partners ASA, Guardian Corporate AS and First Fondene AS.

Education: Dr. Scient. in Economics, Norwegian University of Life Sciences at Ås.

Other on-going principal assignments: Chairman of the board of Høst Verdien i Avfall AS. Member of the board of Tekas AS and First Fondene AS.

Christine Rødsæther

Board Member (BN and NOFI)

Born in 1964. Member of the Board of Directors since 2017.

Christine Rødsæther has since 2002 been a partner in the law firm Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS and has extensive experience in banking and finance, contract law as well as shipping and offshore. She has previous experience from Wikborg, Rein & Co. and Andersen Legal ANS.

Education: Master of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California and Cand. Jur., University of Bergen.

Other on-going principal assignments: Member of the board of Odfjell SE.

Lars Ola Kjos

Board Member (BN)

Born in 1978. Member of the Board of Directors since 2013.

Lars Ola Kjos previously held position as VP of Norwegian Reward and Business Development for non-air project at Norwegian including the airline’s Bank Norwegian project.

Education: Bachelor of Science in business administration finance, University of Denver.

Other on-going principal assignments: Chairman of the board of directors of Green 91 AS and Executive Vice President Commercial at Arctic Aviation Assets Ltd where he works with aircraft purchasing, financing and leasing.

Anders Gullestad

Board Member (elected by the employees) (BN)

Born in 1977. Member of the Board of Directors since 2016.

Anders Gullestad has been employed at the Bank since 2007. Is currently employed as Risk Manager and has previously worked at the back office department and the credit department.

Education: Master of Science in Business, Nord University Business School.

Other on-going principal assignments: None.

Anita M Hjerkinn Aarnæs

Board Member (NOFI)

Born in 1950. Member of the Board of Directors since 2007.

Anita Hjerkinn Aarnæs is an experienced manager with broad international know-how, a comprehensive track record in business development, strategic planning and operational performance cross industries. Her current position is Managing Partner Scandinavia at The Board Practice. Prior to this she served as the HR Director at DNO ASA, as Partner-in Charge at Heidrick & Struggles and TripleA Consulting AS and as management consultant at PA Consulting Group for 20 years.

Education: Master of Public Administration, Harvard University.

Other on-going principal assignments: Chairman of the board of TripleA Consulting AS. Member of the nomination committee at DNO ASA.

Izabella Kibsgaard-Petersen

Board Member (BN and NOFI)

Born in 1978. Member of the Board of Directors since April 2020.

Izabella Kibsgaard-Petersen has more than 15 years of experience in compliance, risk management and internal audit. She currently works as SVP Director of compliance at Veidekke ASA. In recent years, Izabella Kibsgaard-Petersen has worked with a comprehensive approach to business management and how functions such as compliance, risk management and internal auditing can contribute to good governance and control for value creation. She previously held positions at the Garantiinstituttet for eksportkreditt, Abbott / AbbVie and KPMG.

Education: Law degree from the University of Oslo and certified international auditor from BI Norwegian Business School.

Other on-going principal assignments: Member of the board and board representative in the compliance network of IIA Norge.

Kjetil Garstad

Board Member (NOFI)

Born in 1976. Member of the Board of Directors since 2019.

Kjetil Garstad has been an analyst at Stenshagen Invest AS since 2014. From 2007 to 2013, Garstad was an analyst at Arctic Securities AS and before that at Enskilda Securities AB. Between 2001 and 2003, Garstad worked in the corporate finance department of UBS in London.

Education: Master of Science in business administration, Norwegian School of Economics.

Other on-going principal assignments: Member of the board of Protector Forsikring and Øgreid AS. Deputy board member of B2Holding ASA.

Knut Arne Alsaker

Board Member (NOFI)

Born in 1973. Member of the Board of Directors since 2019.

Knut Arne Alsaker has been Group Chief Financial Officer of Sampo Group since 2019 and a member of the Group Executive Committee since 2014. He previously held various positions in Storebrand ASA (1998-2000) and If P&C Insurance Ltd (2000-2018).

Education: Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics.

Other on-going principal assignments: board member of If P&C Insurance Holding Ltd and the vice chairman of the board of Mandatum Life Insurance Company Limited.

Hans Larsson

Board Member (BN and NOFI)

Born in 1961. Member of the Board of Directors since April 2020.

Hans Larsson has been a banking professional and advisor for more than 30 years. Hans Larsson is experienced in executive management, as well as supervisory board roles, risk management, regulatory and decision making within listed as well as privately owned institutions. He has vast international experience primarily from Germany, USA, U.K. and Central/Eastern Europe. Hans Larsson is currently and independent advisor to banks, insurance companies, private equity funds among others. He previously held management positions at Skandinaviske Enskilda Banken and Lindorff Group.

Education: Bachelor of Science in Administration and Economics from the University of Uppsala and Advanced Management Program from INSEAD.