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The Board

The Board has 10 members, three of whom are employee representatives. Board members elected by the shareholders are elected for one year at a time by the Annual 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. Employee representatives are elected for two years at a time by the employees.

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

Marchand_GiseleChair
Gisele Marchand (1958) was elected Chair of the Board in 2018 and has been a member of Gjensidige’s Board of Directors since 2010. She is Chair of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Risk Committee.

Marchand holds an MBA from Copenhagen Business School.

Marchand is a board member and Chair of the Audit Committee in Norgesgruppen ASA and Chair of the Board of Norgesgruppen Finans Holding AS.

She is also member of the Board of Selvaag Bolig ASA, where she is a member of the Remuneration Committee. She is a board member of Eiendomsspar AS, Victoria Eiendom AS, Scatec Solar ASA and Chair of the Board of Boligbygg Oslo KF. She is a member of the Nomination committee of Entra Eiendom AS. She has also previously been a member of a number of other boards, including in Norske Skog ASA and Oslo Børs AS.

Marchand has previously been CEO of the law firm Haavind AS, Eksportfinans ASA, the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, Bates Group and Executive Vice President at Den norske Bank, with responsibility for retail and commercial customers in Norway.
Marchand has considerable management experience from the finance industry, as well as good insurance competencies due to her serving at the board of Gjensidige for a number of years.

Gisele Marchand is independent of key employees, main business partners and the major shareholder.

Marchand is up for re-election to the Board in 2020.

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

Bjørge_Per_ArneBoard member
Per Arne Bjørge (1950) has been a member of Gjensidige’s Board of Directors since 2011. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration and the exam for state authorised public accountants.

He is Chair of the Board and General Manager of PAB Consulting AS and Chair of the Board of Borgund Invest AS, Havskjer AS and Havskår AS.

Bjørge is a member of the board of the Gjensidige Foundation, 3D Perception AS, Sørsida Utvikling AS and Tafjord Kraft AS. Bjørge’s previous experience includes a period as bank manager at Kreditkassen (Nordea) and work as an auditor.

Bjørge has considerable experience from the finance industry, auditing competencies, as well as good insurance competencies due to his serving at the board of Gjensidige for a number of years.

Per Arne Bjørge is independent of key employees and main business partners.

Bjørge is up for re-election to the Board in 2020.

Bjørge holds 10.542 shares in Gjensidige Forsikring ASA, including any shares held by closely related parties (last change 10 December 2012).

Eivind Elnan

ElnanBoard member
Eivind Elnan (1974)has been a member of Gjensidige’s Board of Directors since 2017. Elnan has a master’s degree (sivilingeniør) in Industrial Economics and Technology Management from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

He is chair of the board in Ax Innovation AS, Industrivegen 10 Verdal AS, FPS Holding AS and Braxi AS. He is a board member of the Gjensidige Foundation, Securo AS and Scuti AS. Elnan has founded and built up a number of technology companies, including Securo AS and Hypoxic Technologies AS, which in 2017 became part of the German Wagner Group GmbH, and where he is now general manager.

Elnan has previous work experience from Securo AS, Innherred Vekst AS and Accenture and other firms. Elnan has considerable experience as a manager and from establishing and developing technology companies.

Eivind Elnan is independent of key employees and main business partners.

Elnan is up for re-election to the Board in 2020.

Elnan holds 2,200 shares in Gjensidige Forsikring ASA, including any shares held by closely related parties (last change 10 May 2017).

 

John Giverholt

John GiverholtBoard member
John Giverholt (1952) has been a member of Gjensidige’s Board of Directors since 2016. He holds an MBA from the University of Manchester and the exam for state-authorised public accountants from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)

Giverholt is Chair of the Board of Ortomedic AS and Lillevold og Partners AS. He is a member of the board of Aars AS, A Wilhelmsen AS, CEK Holding AS, Fredensborg AS, Scatec Solar ASA and GammelNok AS. He has previously been CEO of Ferd AS, and CFO of the same company, Executive Vice President at DNB and Deputy Finance Director at Norsk Hydro.

Giverholt has considerable management experience from the finance industry, as well as considerable experience within economic management, and qualifications within auditing and accounting.

Giverholt is up for re-election to the Board in 2020.

Giverholt holds 3,500 shares in Gjensidige Forsikring ASA, including any shares held by closely related parties. (Last change 10 February 2017.)

Vibeke Krag

kragBoard member
Vibeke Krag (1962)has been a member of Gjensidige’s Board of Directors since 2018. Krag holds a Master’s degree in law (cand.jur.) from the University of Copenhagen, and a Board Leadership Masterclass from Copenhagen Business School.

She is a member of the board of Nykredit A/S, Nykredit Realkredit A/S, Forenet Kredit and Konkurrencerådet (the Danish competition authority, appointed by the Danish government). She is also a member of the Nomination Committee for the University of Copenhagen.

In addition, Krag has considerable experience from boards in a number of companies within insurance, finance, energy as well as public boards and committees. Krag has broad experience as a manager, juridical competencies and thorough competencies and experience from insurance.

Vibeke Krag is independent of key employees, main business partners and the major shareholder.

Krag is up for re-election in 2020.

Krag holds 1,500 shares in Gjensidige Forsikring ASA, including any shares held by closely related parties. (Last change 13 July 2018.)

Anne Marie Nyhammer

Anne_Marie_NyhammerBoard member
Anne Marie Nyhammer (1964) joined Gjensidige’s Board of Directors as an employee representative in 2016. She is a technical manager at Gjensidige and a union representative.

Nyhammer has previously worked at DnB and with Norsk Hydro/Leirvik Sveis.

Nyhammer is up for re-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

Mjåtvedt_GunnarBoard member
Gunnar Mjåtvedt (1960) has been an employee representative of Gjensidige’s Board of Directors since 2007.

Mjåtvedt took the natural science specialisation at upper secondary school, and is a certified insurance adviser in life insurance and pension.
Mjåtvedt is the Group’s chief union representative.

Mjåtvedt has previously been head of sales and marketing, an insurance agent and a senior consultant, and has almost 30 years’ experience from the insurance industry.

Mjåtvedt is up for re-election to the Board in 2020. 

Mjåtvedt holds 2,208 shares in Gjensidige Forsikring ASA, including any shares held by closely related parties (last change 25 October).

Hilde Merete Nafstad

NafstadBoard member
Hilde Merete Nafstad (1963) has been a member of Gjensidige’s Board of Directors since 2017.
Nafstad holds a degree in economics and business administration (Siviløkonom) from BI Norwegian Business School.

She holds several directorships in Equinor’s international subsidiaries. In 2017 she was elected deputy member of the Gjensidige Foundation’s General Meeting.

Nafstad is the VP of Finance and Control at Equinor.

She has previously held several senior positions at Equinor (formerly Statoil), Norsk Hydro, Saga Petroleum and the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.

Nafstad has broad experience from the oil and energy industry, as well as financial competencies and thorough experience as a manager.
Hilde Merete Nafstad is independent of key employees and main business partners.

Nafstad is up for re-election to the Board in 2020.

Naftad holds 2,946 shares in Gjensidige Forsikring ASA, including any shares held by closely related parties (last change 16 July 2018).

Terje Seljeseth

Seljeseth

Board member
Terje Seljeseth (1960) has been a member of Gjensidige’s Board of Directors since 2018.
Seljeseth is an ADB candidate/IT from Oslo Computer College (Datahøgskolen i Oslo) and holds a degree in mathematics/informatics from the University of Oslo.

Seljeseth is chair of the board of GnT AS, and a member of the board of Headhunter, Adevinta ASA, TX Markets and Videocation.NO AS.
He works on analytics for the Tinius Foundation, and has previously been EVP for Products and Technology and Marketplaces at Schibsted. He has also been CEO of FINN.no and held various positions at Aftenposten AS and Telenor Media AS.

Seljeseth has considerable experience and competencies within technology and digitilisation.

Terje Seljeseth is independent of key employees, main business partners and the major shareholder.

Seljeseth is up for re-election in 2020.

Seljeseth does not hold any shares in Gjensidige Forsikring ASA, including any shares held by closely related parties.

Lotte Kronholm Sjøberg

SjøbergBoard member
Lotte Kronholm Sjøber (1972) joined Gjensidige’s Board of Directors as an employee representative in 2015. She is the union representative for Forsikringsforbundet at Gjensidige Forsikring in Denmark.

Kronholm Sjøberg has studied at Copenhagen Business School, among other places, and has a master’s degree in Mediation and Conflict Management from Copenhagen University’s Faculty of Law.

Kronholm Sjøberg previously held various positions in the Group, including as a consultant in Nykredit Forsikring’s ownership transfer department.

Kronholm Sjøberg is up for re-election to the Board in 2021.

Kronholm Sjøberg holds 752 shares in Gjensidige Forsikring ASA, including any shares held by closely related parties (last change 25 October).