The Board

The Board has 10 members, three of whom are employee representatives. The Board is elected by the general Meeting, based on recommendations made by the nomination committee and in accordance with the Articles of Association's requirements to the composition of the board of directors related to expertise, gender and location. The Chair of the Board is elected for one year at a time by the general meeting

The work of the Board follows a fixed annual plan and is conducted in accordance with established rules of procedure. The Board holds meetings regularly and they have agreed in advance on nine meetings each year. Additional meetings are held depending of the matters to be considered and the situation. These meetings may be held as telephone meetings.

The Board has established three working committees - a remuneration committee, an audit committee and a risk committee.

The Board has established instruction for the CEO, and it performs an annual self-evaluation.

Rules of procedure

Gisele Marchand

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Chair
Gisele Marchand (1958) was elected as chair in 2018 and has been a member of the Board of Gjensidige since 2010. She is a board member and chair of the audit committee of Norgesgruppen AS and Selvaag Bolig ASA, and a board member of Eiendomsspar AS, Victoria Eiendom AS, Scatec Solar ASA and Boligbygg Oslo KF.  She has previous experience from several Boards, e.g. Norske Skog ASA and Oslo Børs AS.

Marchand has previously been CEO of Eksportfinans AS, the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, the Bates Group and an EVP of Den norske Bank, where she had the responsibility for private- and commercial customers in Norway. She is a graduate of Copenhagen Business School.

Marchand is up for election to the Board in 2019. Marchand holds 1,481 shares in Gjensidige Forsikring ASA, including any shares held by closely related parties (last change 10 December 2012).

Per Arne Bjørge

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Board member
Per Arne Bjørge (1950)  has been a member of the Board of Gjensidige since 2011. He is Chair of the Board and general manager of PAB Consulting AS. Bjørge is Chair of the board of Borgund Invest AS, Havskjer AS and Havskaar AS. He is a board member of the Gjensidige Foundation and of 3D Perception AS and of Tafjord Kraft AS.

Among other things, Bjørge has previously been a bank director with Kreditkassen (Nordea) and worked as an auditor. He has a bachelor in economics and is a qualified auditor.

Bjørge is up for election to the Board in 2019. Bjørge holds 10.542 shares in Gjensidige Forsikring ASA, including any shares held by closely related parties (last change 10 December 2012).

Eivind Elnan

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Board member
Eivind Elnan (1974) has been  a member of the Board of Gjensidige since 2017. He has during the past ten years founded and built up two technology companies, Securo AS/Scuti AS and Hypoxic Technologies AS, both of which focus on fire protection solutions. He is now general manager of Hypoxic Technologies AS, which in 2017 became part of the German group Wagner Group GmbH. He has a master’s degree (sivilingeniør) in Industrial Economics and Technology Management from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Elnan has been a board member of the Gjensidige Foundation since 2016, and was previously a deputy member of the board.

Elnan has previous work experience from Securo AS, Innherred Vekst AS and Accenture and other firms.

In addition to being a member of the board of Gjensidige Foundation, he is Chair of the board of Scuti AS, Industrivegen 10 Verdal AS, Braxi AS and Ax Innovasjon AS. He is also a member of the board of Securo AS.

Elnan is up for election to the Board in 2019. Elnan holds 2,200 shares in Gjensidige Forsikring ASA, including any shares held by closely related parties (last change 10 May 2017).

 

John Giverholt

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Board member
John Giverholt (1952) has been a member of the Board of Gjensidige since 2016. He was formerly Managing Director of Ferd AS. He was previously CFO of the same company, Executive Vice President at DNB and Deputy Finance Director at Norsk Hydro.

Giverholt holds a Bachelor’s degree in business economics from the University of Manchester and the exam for stateauthorised auditors from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).

Giverholt is Chair in Elopak AS, Ortomedic AS and Lillevold og Partners AS. He is a board member of Aars AS, A Wilhelmsen AS, CEK Holding AS, Fredensborg Eiendom AS and GammelNok AS.

Giverholt is up for election to the Board in 2019. Giverholt holds 3,500 shares in Gjensidige Forsikring ASA, including any shares held by closely related parties. (Last change 10 February 2017.)

Vibeke Krag

Board member
Vibeke Krag (1962) has been a member of the Board of Gjensidige since 2018. She is previously CEO of Codan Forsikring A/S, General Counsel of the Codan Group, Lawyer and Partner at Eversheds LLP, Head of Legal at Forstædernes Bank A/S.

She is a Board Member of Nykredit A/S, Nykredit Realkredit A/S, Eniig Energi A/S, Eniig Energi Naturgas A/S, Eniig City Solutions A/S, Eniig Energiteknik A/S, Unified Credit and Competition Council. In addition she is a Member of the Nomination Committee for the University of Copenhagen

Krag has a Master of Law from University of Copenhagen and has a Board Leadership Masterclass from Copenhagen Business School.

Krag  is up for election to the Board in 2019.

Anne Marie Nyhammer

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Board member
Anne Marie Nyhammer (1964) has been a member of Gjensidige’s Board as an employee representative since 2016. She is technical man­­a­ger in Gjensidige, and employee representative.

Nyhammer has previously been employed in DnB and in Norsk Hydro/Leirvik Sveis.

Nyhammer is up for election to the Board in 2020. Nyhammer does not hold any shares in Gjensidige Forsikring ASA, including any shares held by closely related parties.

Gunnar Mjåtvedt

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Board member
Gunnar Mjåtvedt (1960) has been a member of Gjensidige’s Board as an employee representative since 2007. He is also Gjensidige’s senior employee representative.

Mjåtvedt has previously held positions as a sales consultant and senior consultant, and he has nearly 30 years’ experience of the insurance sector. He studied mathematics and science subjects at upper secondary School, and is authorized insurance adviser within health and pension. 

Mjåtvedt is up for election to the Board in 2020. Mjåtvedt holds 2, 110 shares in Gjensidige Forsikring ASA, including any shares held by closely related parties (last change 30 January 2017).

Hilde Merete Nafstad

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Board member
Hilde Merete Nafstad (1963) has been a member of the Board of Gjensidige since 2017.

She is Vice President Finance and Control in Statoil, and is a Master of General Business from BI (siviløkonom). She is a deputy member of the general assembly of Gjensidige Foundation.

Nafstad has had several leading positions in Statoil, Norsk Hydro, Saga Petroleum and the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. She is a director of the board of SN Power AS, and holds directorships-/chairman positions in a number of Boards of Statoil’s international companies.

Nafstad is up for election to the Board in 2019. Naftad holds 446 shares in Gjensidige Forsikring ASA, including any shares held by closely related parties (last change 10 May 2017).

Terje Seljeseth

Board member
Terje Seljeseth (1960) has been a member of the Board of Gjensidige since 2018. He is working with analytics at the Tinius Foundation, and has previously been Executive Vice President in Schibsted for Product & Technology and for Classified Media. He has also been Managing Director in FINN.no, and has held various positions in Aftenposten AS and Telenor Media AS.

Seljeseth is an ADB Candidate / IT from the Computer Science School in Oslo and has Mathematics/  Informatics from UIO.

Seljeseth is up for election to the Board in 2019.

Lotte Kronholm Sjøberg

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Lotte Kronholm Sjøberg (1972) has been a member of Gjensidige’s Board as an employee representative since 2015. She is chair of the staff union in Gjensidige Forsikring Denmark.

Among other things, Kronholm Sjøberg has previously held position as a consultant in the change and ownership-departement in Nykredit Forsikring. Among other things, she has studied at Copenhagen Business School and has a Master’s Degree in mediation and conflict resolution from Faculty of Law, Copenhagen University.

Kronhold Sjøberg is up for election to the Board in 2019. Sjøberg holds 582  shares in Gjensidige Forsikring ASA, including any shares held by closely related parties (last change 30 January 2018).