EVP Cecilie Ditlev-Simonsen to leave Gjensidige

Cecilie Ditlev-Simonsen has decided to resign her position after five years as Executive Vice President in charge of brand, communications and marketing. 

- I’ve had the privilege of building one of the best communications, brand and marketing teams in the Nordic region. Together we have developed a new brand and communications strategy, a new visual identity, new digital portals as well as new marketing concepts for Gjensidige. This year, we also have had the responsibility for Gjensidige’s 200th anniversary celebration, with external and internal activities throughout Scandinavia. I can’t think of a better way to wrap up five fantastic years at Gjensidige, says Cecilie Ditlev-Simonsen, who leaves the company in the middle of November 2016.

CEO Helge Leiro Baastad regrets Ditlev-Simonsen’s resignation but says he understands her decision to pursue new career opportunities.

- Cecilie has managed our communications and marketing initiatives in a very good way, with important contributions to Gjensidige’s reputation, brand equity customer satisfaction and business results. During the past five years Gjensidige also has won important prizes within several of the disciplines that Cecilie has been responsible for, which also says a lot about the quality of the work that she and her team have delivered, Baastad says.

The areas that Ditlev-Simonsen has been responsible for will be divided among Group General Services (Communications), Private Norway (Brand, Marketing and Sponsorships) and Technology and Development (Portal).

EVP Cecilie Ditlev-Simonsen Tel: 47 415 59 250
Head of Information Øystein Thoresen. Tel: 47 952 33 382
IR Director Janne Merete Flessum. Tel:  47 915 14 739

Gjensidige is a leading Nordic insurance group listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. We have about 3,900 employees and offer insurance products in Norway, Denmark, Sweden and the Baltic states. In Norway, we also offer banking, pension and savings. Operating income was NOK 24 billion in 2015, while total assets were NOK 129 billion.

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Gjensidige is one of the leading players in the Nordic general insurance market. The group offers general insurance products in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and the three Baltic countries. In addition the group offers online retail banking, pension and savings products and health care services in Norway. Gjensidige is one of Norway’s most well-known brands. Both the company logo and the Watchman have a high recognition factor. The roots of the general insurance operations can be traced back to the 1820s, while the Watchman has been an insurance trademark for more than 75 years. 2007 and 2008 saw the launch of the Watchman logo in the other countries where Gjensidige offers insurance products. The group’s health services has been branded Hjelp24.

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