Published 2015-01-09

Sondre Gravir takes over as CEO of

The Board of has appointed Sondre Gravir as the company’s new CEO. Gravir will take up his position in on 1 February 2015.

Sondre Gravir is 37 years old. His most recent position was CEO of Aftenposten, which he held since January 2012. During this period he also had overall responsibility for key group-wide areas across the Schibsted Norge media houses. Gravir is also a member of the Board of Before joining Aftenposten, he was CEO of Bergens Tidende.

Sondre Gravir holds an MSc in Business with a specialization in finance from the Norwegian School of Economics and studied finance-related subjects at MBA level at the National University of Singapore.

Board Chair Terje Seljeseth in is very pleased with the new appointment:

“We have had a good and thorough process to make sure that we found the best candidate to take forward. Several strong, internal candidates were closely evaluated. After an overall evaluation, the final choice fell on Sondre Gravir, and I’m very pleased that Sondre accepted. I’m confident that his broad managerial experience, good results and in-depth knowledge of the Schibsted companies make him the right person to lead’s future development,” said Terje Seljeseth.

Sondre Gravir is looking forward to taking up his new position in

“It’s sad to be leaving Aftenposten. It’s a fantastic media house with great and incredibly talented people. Aftenposten now enjoys strong development in the readership and advertising markets that will be interesting to follow in the time ahead. At the same time, I’m looking forward to starting at and to joining the management team in Schibsted Classified Media. is a fantastic company which almost every Norwegian knows. has demonstrated impressive development over a long period and has been really strong on innovation and culture building. With its strong brand, market position and competent employees, I’m optimistic about its future development,” said Gravir.

Didrik Munch, CEO of Schibsted Norge, sees clear benefits in Gravir’s appointment:

“Cooperating with is crucial for the Schibsted Norge media houses, and there is no question that Sondre Gravir’s in-depth knowledge of those media houses is a positive factor. It will contribute to our work on developing common services and products in the best possible way,” says Munch.

Points of contact:

Sondre Gravir, new CEO of mobile +47 930 33 898
Terje Seljeseth, Board Chair, mobile +47 916 01 050
Didrik Munch, CEO, Schibsted Norge: mobile +47 915 85 940