Geir Holmgren (1972) has been the CEO of Gjensidige since 1 January 2023.
Holmgren has previously held various managerial positions at Storebrand ASA, including as EVP of the corporate market and CEO of Storebrand Livsforsikring. Holmgren holds a cand. scient degree from the University of Oslo and has completed a business management programme at Griffith University Brisbane in Australia.
Executive Vice President, CFO
Jostein Amdal (1965) has been CFO since 1 October 2016. Amdal joined Gjensidige as director of finance in 2002, and has since served as Chief Risk Officer and Head of Capital Management and M&A. Before joining Gjensidige, he held various management positions with If, Storebrand and Kværner.
Amdal holds an MSc EBA degree (siviløkonom) as well as a graduate programme in economics and business administration (høyere avdeling), both from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).
Number of shares in Gjensidige: 24,653
Lars G. Bjerklund
Executive Vice President, Commercial
Lars G Bjerklund (1971) has been Executive Vice President of the Commercial division since 1 September 2018. Bjerklund holds directorships in subsidiaries of Gjensidige.
He joined Gjensidige in 2003 and has held various senior management positions in the Group. In the last few years, he has been COO of General Insurance Sweden, claims director with responsibility for motor and travel claims, and managed the SME and agriculture segment of the Commercial division for several years.
Bjerklund holds a Master of Marketing and Management from the Norwegian School of Marketing (NMH), and an MBA from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).
Number of shares in Gjensidige: 2,997
Executive Vice President, Claims
Aysegül Cin (1981) is Executive Vice President of Claims from 1 July 2023. She is Chair of the Board of ADB Gjensidige.
Cin joined Gjensidige in 2006 as a trainee. She has previously held several senior positions in the Group in the Private, Comercial, Corporate Development, Strategy and M&A and Claims divisions. She was Executive Vice President for Sweden and the Baltics from 1 September 2018 to 30 April 2023.
Cin is a member of the board of Norsk Tipping. She holds an MSc in Industrial Economics and Technology Management (sivilingeniør) from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and University of Karlsruhe in Germany.
Number of shares in Gjensidige: 3,917
Chief Risk Officer
Catharina Hellerud (1968) has been Chief Risk Officer since 17 January 2022.
Hellerud joined Gjensidige in 2007 as Head of IR and served as CFO from 2011 to 2016. She has previously held positions at Oslo Børs and as an accountant with Ernst & Young.
Hellerud is a state authorised public accountant from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and holds an MBA degree (siviløkonom) from BI Norwegian Business School. Hellerud is a member of the board of Mesta AS.
Number of shares in Gjensidige: 27,265
Executive Vice President, Analysis, Product and Price
Berit Nilsen (1973) has been Executive Vice President President for Analysis, Product and Price in Gjensidige since 1 May 2022.
Nilsen joined Gjensidige in 2012, and has held several management positions at group level, including in Risk Management, Finance and Group Performance Management, and Corporate Strategy. She was Executive Vice President for People, Strategy and Communication in Gjensidige from 17 January 2022 to 30 May 2023.
She has previously held a number of management positions at Tryg and also worked as an engineer for Aker.
Nilsen holds an MSc in Marine Engineering (sivilingeniør) from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and a Master of Arts from the University of Oslo and Université Strasbourg in France.
Number of shares in Gjensidige: 1,603
Executive Vice President, Strategy and Group Development
Janne Flessum (1971) has been Executive Vice President Strategy and Group Development since 1 May 2023.
Flessum joined Gjensidige as Head of Investor Relations in 2011, and assumed responsibility for M&A and Capital Management in 2016. She was EVP Communication and Shared Services from 2018 to 2021, EVP People, Strategy and Communication from 2021 to January 2022, and then EVP for Analysis, Product and Price from January 2022 to April 2023.
She has previously served as an investment analyst and portfolio manager with Orkla, corporate finance adviser with Kreditkassen, and as an auditor with Coopers & Lybrand.
Flessum holds an MBA degree (siviløkonom) from BI Norwegian Business School.
Number of shares in Gjensidige: 8,251
Executive Vice President, Private
René Fløystøl (1981) has been Executive Vice President of the Private division since 1 June 2020.
Fløystøl is a member of the board of MyCar Group, and holds directorships in subsidiaries of Gjensidige.
He joined Gjensidige in 2011 and has held several senior management positions in the Group. In the Private division, he has held positions such as Executive Vice President of Group Performance Management, the Customer Centre and, most recently, Digitalisation and Development.
Fløystøl holds an MBA degree (siviløkonom) from BI Norwegian Business School.
Number of shares in Gjensidige: 4,506
Executive Vice President, People
Siri Langangen (1975) has been Executive Vice President for People in Gjensidige since 1 August 2023.
Langangen came to Gjensidige from a position as HR director in Statkraft. She has previously been in DNB in various management roles within HR and has also worked as Account Manager and Finance Manager at Alcatel Telecom.
Langangen holds a Master of Business and Economics from BI Norwegian Business School.
Executive Vice President, Communication, Brand and Sustainability
Vibeke Lewin (1979) has been Executive Vice President for Communication, Brand and Sustainability in Gjensidige since 1 August 2023.
Lewin came to Gjensidige from a position as EVP Communications in DNB. She has previously held similar positions at Storebrand, Microsoft Norway and Coca-Cola Enterprises, and has also worked as a communications consultant at Nordea and the PR agency Burson-Marsteller.
Lewin holds a cand. mag degree that combines political science from the University of Oslo with a degree in Public relations and Communications from Volda University College. She has completed a master of mangament programme in Strategic communications and PR management and economy studies at BI Norwegian Business School.
Sverre Johan Rostoft
Executive Vice President, Technology and Insight
Sverre Johan Rostoft (1972) has been Executive Vice President Technology and Insight in Gjensidige since 11 September 2023.
Rostoft came to Gjensidige from a position as CEO of Sayfr. He has previously held various management positions in Telenor, both in the Nordic region and in Asia. In Telenor, he was also an associate member of the Group Executive Management for a period.
Rostoft has also worked at McKinsey, Save the Children and Coflexip Stena Offshore.
Rostoft holds a master's degree in engineering from NTNU and also holds an MSc in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics.