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“As always, it is a case of those who stand for nothing will fall for anything.“

– Kjersti Løken Stavrum

Portrett av Ole Jacob Sunde.Portrett av Ole Jacob Sunde.

Ole Jacob Sunde

Chairman of the Board

Ole Jacob Sunde has been an entrepreneur throughout his career. Sunde has also been associated with the Schibsted Media Group ASA for the last 30 years. He was elected to the Board in 2000 and served as Chair from 2002 - 2022. He has been a board member since the inception (1996) of the Tinius Trust (the dominant owner of Schibsted) and Chair since 2007. He has been Chair of the Scott Trust (owner of The Guardian and the Observer) since 2021, and a member since 2015, as well as a member of the Board of Visitors at Columbia University, School of Journalism (since 2019). He is a principal shareholder and board member of Formue AS, a leading, Scandinavian wealth management firm, which he founded in 2000, and a board member and investor in several start-ups. He works with initiatives related to the SDGs. He is educated in France, Switzerland, and the USA (Northwestern University).

Kjersti Løken Stavrum

CEO and member of the Board

CEO at the Tinius Trust. Member of the Board of the Tinius Trust and Chair of the Board of Blommenholm Industrier. She was head of the Norwegian Government’s commission on freedom of speech and has been president of Norwegian PEN and member of the board of Ethical Journalism Network. Various managerial positions within Norwegian media, incl. editor in Aftenposten, Oslo. Former secretary general of the Norwegian Press Association, head of Association of Norwegian Editors in Oslo, board member of International News Media Association (INMA) and director of member communications of The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO). She has a master’s degree in political science (UiO) and an exec. master of management (BI).

Jon Wessel-Aas

Member of the Board

Jon Wessel-Aas is member of the Board of the Tinius Trust. He is partner at the law firm Lund & Co. Fields of expertise are media, privacy, intellectual property and civil rights law. Admitted to the Supreme Court bar. Bsc. International Relations from London School of Economics & Political Science (1988), Cand. jur. From University of Oslo (1995). Chair of the Norwegian Bar Association. Member of the Advisory Council of the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo. Board member of the Dagbladet Trust.

Karl-Christian Agerup

Deputy member of the Board

Karl-Christian Agerup is deputy member of the Board of the Tinius Trust. He is member of the Board of Schibsted ASA. Former CEO of Oslotech AS (2010-d.d.). Co founder and General Partner Northzone Ventu- res, (1994-2009). Founder and Managing Director HUGIN AS, (1995-1999). Associate McKinsey & Co., (1991-1993), Engagement Manager (1993-1994). Corporate Planner Millipore Corp., Boston, USA, (1990-1991). Board Member of Aftenposten AS. Massa- chusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Alfred P. Sloan School of Management, Master of Science in Management (1990). Copenhagen Business School, Business Economist/HA (1988).

Gunilla Asker

Deputy member of the Board

Gunilla Asker is deputy member of the Board of the Tinius Trust. Former SVP Marketing at ICA Sweden AB and CSO at Wise Group. She was CEO of the Swedish daily Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) from 2009 – 2018, responsible for developing and implementing SvD’s multichannel strategy which aimed to meet digital market and business needs. She first entered the media sector in 2005, joining SvD as Marketing and Sales Director. Gunilla has also been SVP Marketing and Communication at SJ and spent 13 years working for Unilever with strategy, branding, marketing and sales. Gunilla is a member of the Board of SOS Alarm and Visit Sweden.

Jaan Ivar Semlitsch

Member of the Board

Jaan Ivar Semlitsch is the CEO of Komplett Group and a former CEO of Orkla and Elkjøp Nordic. Among other roles, he is the chairman of the board for the bookstore chain Norli, holds a degree in business economics, and has a background from McKinsey.

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