Executive Management

The Group's senior management consists of leaders of key business areas and functions in Storebrand. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for the daily management of the operations in the Storebrand Group.

Odd Arild Grefstad

CEO, Storebrand Group

Odd Arild Grefstad

Born

1965

Education

  • State Authorized Public Accountant
  • Authorized Finance Analyst (AFA) — (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration)

Career

  • 2011–2012: Managing Director, Storebrand Life Insurance
  • 2002–2011: Executive Vice President, CFO and Group Legal
  • 1998–2002: Head of Business Control, Storebrand ASA
  • 1997–1998: Group Controller, Life Insurance, Storebrand ASA
  • 1994–1997: Vice President, Internal Audit, Storebrand ASA
  • 1989–1994: External auditor, Arthur Andersen & Co

Ownership Storebrand

Number of shares as of 16.02.2022: 235,380

Lars Aa. Løddesøl

Group CFO, Storebrand ASA

Lars Løddesøl


Born  

1964

Education

Master of General Business, Norwegian School of Management and MBA, Thunderbird (AGSIM), USA

Career

  • 2004–2011: Executive Vice President,  Life and Pensions, Norway 
  • 2001–2004: Executive Vice President, Finance Director Storebrand ASA
  • 1994–2001: Vice President/Relationship Manager, Citibank International plc
  • 1990–1994: Asst. Treasurer, Scandinavian Airlines Systems

Ownership in Storebrand

Number of shares as of 16.02.2022: 153,751

Heidi Skaaret

Executive Vice President, Customer Retail Norway

HeidiSkaaret

Born

1961

Education

MBA, University of Washington, Seattle, US

Career

  • 2008–2012: Lindorff Group AB, Executive Vice President Region Scandinavia, CEO Lindorff AS, Norway.
  • 2001–2008: CEO, IKANO Finans ASA, 
  • 1987–2000: leading positions in Den norske Bank ASA
  • 1986–1987: Financial Services Officer, Bank of America, San Francisco, USA
  • 1981–1983: Nord-Video (Aftenposten, Gyldendal, Mortensen), sales secretary

Ownership in Storebrand

Number of shares as of 16.02.2022: 118,595

Geir Holmgren

Managing Director, Customer Service and Product

Geir Holmgren

Born

1972

Education

  • Cand. Scient m/aktuarkompetanse (UiO)
  • MBA Griffith University Brisbane, Australia

Career

  • 2011–2012: Head of Product, Claims and Service, Storebrand Life Insurance
  • 2003–2011: Head of Product, Storebrand Life Insurance
  • 2002–2003: Head of UL and DC business, Storebrand Life Insurance
  • 2000–2002: Head of DC business, Storebrand Life Insurance
  • 1998–2000: International Sales, Storebrand Life Insurance
  • 1997–1998: Actuary trainee, Storebrand Life Insurance
  • 1995–1997: Teacher, Oslo University

Ownership in Storebrand

Number of shares as of 16.02.2022: 108,838

Staffan Hansén

Managing Director, Customer Area Sweden

Staffan Hansen

Born

1965

Education

  • Licentiate of Science (Economics), Åbo Akademi University, Finland
  • Post graduate studies at the Finnish Doctoral Program in Economics (FDPE) and Stockholm School of Economics

Career

  • 2013–: CEO, SPP Life Insurance AB
  • 2011–: CIO, Storebrand Life Group
  • 2008–2011: Investment Director, SPP Life Insurance AB
  • 2006–2008: Head of Strategic Allocation, SPP Life Insurance AB
  • 2003–2006: Head of Government and Covered Bond Trading, Svenska Handelsbanken
  • 1996–2003: Head of Fixed Income, Alfred Berg Finland
  • 1994–1996: Trainee, Pohjola Bank (OKOBANK)

Ownership in Storebrand

Number of shares as of 16.02.2022: 106,676

Jan Erik Saugestad

Executive Vice President, Asset Management

Jan Erik Saugestad

Born

1965

Education

  • MBA MSc from NTNU
  • MBA from INSEAD in France fra INSEAD I Frankrike

Career

  • 2006–2015 Chief Investment Officer, Storebrand Asset Management
  • 1999–2006 Senior Portfolio Manager, Storebrand Asset Management
  • 1997–1999 Sector Head Equities Energy/Shipping, Handelsbanken Markets
  • 1995–1997 Partner, Marsoft Capital
  • 1992–1995 Head of Research, Christiania Markets (now: Nordea Markets)
  • 1990–1991 Junior Consultant, McKinsey & Company

Ownership in Storebrand

Number of shares as of 16.02.2022: 130,785

Karin Greve-Isdahl

Executive Vice President, Sustainability, Communications and Industry Policy

Karin Greve Isdahl

Born

1979

Education

  • Master in International Relations, Bond University
  • Bachelor in Communications, Bond University

Career

  • 2014-2017 Vice President Communications, Opera Software
  • 2009-2014 Communicator Director, SN Power
  • 2008-2009 Economics Reporter, TV 2
  • 2005-2008 TV Reporter, CNBC/FBC Media
  • 2004-2005 Researcher, CNBC Europe

Ownership in Storebrand

Number of shares as of 16.02.2022: 35,185

Trygve Håkedal

Executive Vice President, Digital

Trygve Håkedal

Born

1979

Education

  • Master of Science, Advanced Computing, Imperial College London
  • Bachelor of Science, Computing Science, Newcastle University

Career

  • 2019-2021 EVP Technology, Storebrand Group
  • 2016-2019 SVP IT Strategy & Architecture, Storebrand Group
  • 2013-2016 Head of Enterprise Architecture, Storebrand Group
  • 2009-2013 Technology Architect, Storebrand Group
  • 2008-2009 Software Engineer, Prime Brokerage, Goldman Sachs
  • 2006-2008 Software Engineer, Financial Services, Accenture
  • 2003-2004 Project Test Manager, Opera Software

Ownership in Storebrand

Number of shares as of 16.02.2022: 31,892

Tove Selnes

Executive Vice President, People

Tove Selnes

Born

1969

Education

Cand. Jur. Law, University of Oslo

Career

  • 2015- 2019 Human Resources Manager, Storebrand Livsforsikring
  • 2007-2015 Chief Human Resources Officer, Opera Software
  • 2004-2007 Director of Human Resources, Eltel Networks
  • 1997-2004 HR Manager Region East Norway, Avinor
  • 1995-1997 Legal adviser, Aetat

Ownership in Storebrand

Number of shares as of 16.02.2022: 35,252