Executive Leadership Team

 

Christian Printzell Halvorsen
CEO

Christian Printzell Halvorsen, born 1974, is the CEO of Schibsted ASA (“Schibsted” or “Schibsted Marketplaces”). He was previously EVP of Schibsted’s business area Nordic Marketplaces since 2019. From 2017 to 2019 he held the position as CEO of Cxense ASA, a global tech company. Prior to this, he held senior positions within Schibsted’s marketplaces operations for more than 10 years, including as CEO of FINN and SVP Product in Schibsted Marketplaces before the Adevinta spin-off in 2019. Printzell Halvorsen holds a master’s degree in Computer Science and Information Systems from NTNU.

Number of shares in Schibsted ASA (updated 3 August 2023):
Schibsted A-shares: 0, Schibsted B-shares: 3,894.

Per Christian Mørland
EVP, CFO

Per Christian Mørland, born in 1979, was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Schibsted ASA on 1 October 2023. He comes from the position as Group CFO in Telia Company. Per Christian has broad experience from the telecommunications industry. Previously he has held positions as CFO Telia Norway, CFO Telenor Denmark, CFO Telenor Montenegro as well various finance positions for Telenor in Asia. He holds a Master’s degree in Management Control and Finance from Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in Bergen.

 

Robin Suwe
EVP Mobility

Robin Suwe, born in 1983, was appointed EVP Mobility in Schibsted ASA 28 May 2024. He was previously SVP Mobility within NMP and the CEO of Blocket. He has had a long career within Schibsted, starting as a Management Trainee in 2009. In 2011, he launched and became the Head of Blocket Real Estate. He has since held several key roles, including Chief Operating Officer of Blocket, Marketplace Director for Motors, and SVP of Strategy & Business Development for Nordic Marketplaces. He holds a Master of Science in Engineering from Lund University.

 

Eddie Sjølie
EVP Jobs

Eddie Sjølie, born in 1969, was appointed EVP Jobs in Schibsted ASA 28 May 2024. He was previously SVP Jobs within NMP and CEO of FINN. He has been with Schibsted since 2011, in various senior management roles within FINN. Previous experience includes Managing Partner in Frost Business Development, Managing Director in Virtual Garden and Managing Director in D’Arcy. Eddie also has experience from Orkla Brands and McKinsey & Company. He holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics and a degree in law from the University of Oslo.

 

 


Kjersti Høklingen
EVP Real Estate

Kjersti Høklingen, born in 1972, was appointed EVP Real Estate in Schibsted ASA 28 May 2024. She was previouslt SVP Real Estate within NMP. Høklingen joined Schibsted in 2022, coming from the role of Executive Vice President of Technology and Digital Channels in DNB, Norway’s largest bank. Previous experience includes Division Director Innovation and Product- and Sales Development within DNB and a board membership at real estate data company Eiendomsverdi. Kjersti has an MSc in Business Economics from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from BI Norwegian Business School.

 

Cathrine Laksfoss
EVP Recommerce

Cathrine Laksfoss, born in 1970, was appointed EVP Recommerce in Schibsted ASA 28 May 2024. She was previously SVP Recommerce within NMP. Cathrine has almost eleven years of experience from Schibsted, including as CEO of Schibsted eCommerce and Distribution. She is the co-founder of Helthjem and has broad industry experience including the position of CFO at Posten Bring Logistikk. She holds a Master of Marketing from BI Norwegian Business School and an MBA from H.E.C Paris.

 

Hanna Lindqvist
EVP Technology

Hanna Lindqvist, born in 1974, was appointed EVP Technology in Schibsted ASA 28 May 2024. She was previously SVP Technology and SVP Aurora Foundations within NMP. She joined Schibsted in 2021. She has broad experience from leading tech roles as CTO at Svenska Spel, CPTO at PayPal and CIO at Teracom as well as a vast tech background from companies such as TeliaSonera and Boxer. She has a Master’s degree in International Business and German from Linköpings University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from the University of Greenwich. Hanna is also a member of the board of Aurora Innovation, an SaaS company within healthcare.

 

Sven Størmer Thaulow
EVP Foundation*

Sven Størmer Thaulow, born in 1972, was appointed EVP Foundation in Schibsted ASA 28 May 2024. He was previously Chief Data & Technology Office, since March 2019. He comes from the position of Managing Director of Cisco Norway and is an experienced leader in the telecommunications and IT industry. He has previously worked in Telenor as COO of Telenor Digital, SVP in Telenor Group, CEO of Telenor Comoyo and Director of New Business Areas in Telenor Norway amongst other positions. Sven has an MSC (siv.ing) in Industrial Economics and Technology Management from NTNU in Trondheim, Norway, with computer science as a technical specialisation. Sven has also studied statistics, media and communication.

Number of shares in Schibsted ASA (updated 3 August 2023):
Schibsted A-shares: 0, Schibsted B-shares: 14,438.

 

Ruben Søgaard
EVP Marketing & Sales

Ruben Søgaard, born in 1974, was appointed EVP Marketing & Sales in Schibsted ASA 28 May 2024. He was previously SVP Sales & Adjacent Products in NMP. He was previously Commercial Director at FINN. Ruben has over 20 years of experience from agencies such as Leo Burnett, Apt and Mediacom, the latter of which he was CEO of before joining FINN. He holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Oslo and Marketing from Norges Markedshøyskole.

 

Ragnar Kårhus
EVP People & Communications (acting)

Ragnar Kårhus, born in 1963, was appointed acting EVP People & Communications in Schibsted ASA 28 May 2024. Ragnar was CFO of Schibsted until mid 2023 and has since been in a senior advisory role, leading transformation projects related to the separation of Marketplaces and Media. Ragnar also has broad industry experience from CEO positions in Telenor Broadcast Holding, Canal Digital AS, Telenor Norge AS and Waterfront Shipping ASA.

* Foundation is a working name for this unit and will be changed at a later stage.