Board of Directors

Behind our executive team is an independent and competent board with extensive and varied experience from the financial and other sectors.

Tom Knoff, Chairman of the Board

Tom was formerly chairman of the board of Argentum, and a member of the board of Holta Invest. He has long-standing experience from serving as both a board member and board chairman within finance and industry. His leadership experience derives from executive positions for Nordea Private Banking Norway, Christiania Markets and DNB Fonds AS. He holds an MSc-equivalent from NHH - Norwegian School of Economics and an MBA from the University of Rochester, New York.

Knut Einar Rishovd, Board Member

Knut Einar is a chartered accountant and attorney with the audit firm of Flattum & Co AS. He has extensive and comprehensive boardroom experience, in addition to having worked as an accountant and consultant at PwC, and has held a number of executive positions in the banking sector, specialising in treasury, money markets, credit, payment services and operations.

Beate Nygårdshaug, Board Member

Beate holds a number of board posts and governance positions with the company Bergsjo AS, which also offers consulting services in strategy, organisation and law. She was formerly legal services director at Kistefos AS for 8 years, and prior to this was a corporate attorney with TDC Song, and also has experience from several Norwegian law firms. She holds an MBA from IMD Business School and a law degree from the University of Oslo.

Marit Lambrechts, Board Member

Marit is the CEO of Espira Group AS and is a member of the executive management of its parent company AcadeMedia AB. She is the former CEO of AllianceBoots Norway. Marit serves on a number of boards and was formerly a member of the board and member of the supervisory council of yA Bank. She gained a DSc Pharmacology from the University of Oslo, subsequently qualifying in economics and finance at BI Norwegian Business School and INSEAD.

Paal E. Johnsen, Board Member

Paal Johnsen has served as Executive Vice President – Investment Director at Akastor ASA since 2015, with responsibility for companies in Akastor’s portfolio. He has experience as a board member and chairman of a number of companies. From 2009 to 2015 he was a partner in the investment company of Alden AS, and in the period 1997 to 2008 was employed by Carnegie Investment Banking, initially as an analyst and subsequently as a consultant within corporate finance. He holds an MSc-equivalent in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics.