Bengt Olsen appointed new CFO of SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge

Olsen is leaving the position of CFO and Deputy Managing Director of DIPS AS, to join SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge as new CFO. 

He has previously held the position of finance manager in Nordlandsbanken. Olsen is an economist by trade, and holds a master in international economics.

– Joining the SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge-team makes me feel proud and humble. I am grateful to both the CEO Jan-Frode Janson and the supervisory board of SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge for regarding me as the best CFO-candidate. Even though I am leaving an exciting job in DIPS, this was an opportunity too big to miss, Olsen states.

Supervisory board member of SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge

The 48-year-old has been with DIPS since 2004. He has been one of the main architects behind what has led DIPS from being a small company with 30 employees and 15 percent market share, to today's 280 employees and 85 percent market share. At the same time, Olsen has been part of the supervisory board of SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge since 2016.

– Through the supervisory board, I have gained in-depth knowledge of SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge's activities. It has given me a strong motivation for the job as CFO. Not only because I associate myself with the vision of SpareBank 1 Nord- Norge, the values ​​and the business model of the company, but also because I believe I can contribute to further development, says Olsen.

Pleased CEO

CEO Jan-Frode Janson is very pleased to have Olsen as part of the executive management team:

– I have rarely been more confident about a candidate’s ability to fill a new position. As a member of the supervisory board, Bengt Olsen has demonstrated a skill-set tailor made for his new role as CFO. He ensures continuity while at the same time bringing in new impulses. Both are extremely important to the development of SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge, Janson states.

Olsen will be joining in the first quarter of 2019, taking over for Rolf Eigil Bygdnes who retires.

Any questions may be directed to:

  • CEO Jan-Frode Janson, tel: + 47 909 75 183
  • Head of Communication Stein Vidar Loftås, tel: + 47 951 26 576

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SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge is a leading provider of financial products and services in North-Norway. In addition to loans, deposits and payment transmission services, this also comprises most other savings products, as well as life- and non-life insurance products. Services and products are made available either by the bank and its subsidiaries, or through SpareBank 1 Gruppen AS's product companies.

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