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The Nomination Committee are representatives appointed by the shareholders of Adevinta ASA who propose candidates to the General Meeting for election of members of the Board of Directors. The Nomination Committee also proposes a candidate for Board Chair, as well as recommendation for the remuneration of the members elected.
Trond Berger is the Head of Investment of Blommenholm Industrier since 2019. He is a Board member of Yara International ASA since 2018, where he serves as Vice Chair of the Board and Chair of the Audit Committee. He is also a Board member of Polaris Media ASA, a position he has held since 2013. Trond Berger was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Schibsted ASA in the period 1999-2019. Following his appointment as Head of Investment of Blommenholm Industrier in 2019, he acts as an external consultant for Schibsted. Trond Berger’s previous positions include Investment Director at Stormbull (1998), Executive Vice President (CFO) of Nycomed ASA and Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at Nycomed Amersham (1997-1998), and partner at Arthur Andersen (1981- 1992). He has also been a Board member of Arcus ASA (2016-2019) Trond Berger holds an MA in Economics from the BI Norwegian School of Management and is a State-Authorized Public Accountant. He is also a graduate of the Norwegian Armed Forces’ Officer Candidate School (1977).
Andrew Kvålseth is the Chief Investment Officer at Schibsted ASA since 2021. Andrew has over 20 years of leadership experience across a range of investment, digital, and commercial leadership roles. This includes extensive experience from leading VC investments, internal corporate ventures and corporate M&A teams. In addition to this he has significant commercial leadership experience from founding and growing an e-commerce company as CEO, to leading an online payments company, to his most recent prior role as Group Chief Commercial Officer in Ooredoo, a $10bn Telecom and Media company. Andrew holds an M.B.A. with distinction from the University of Oxford
Chris Davies is an investment manager at Baillie Gifford & Co. He joined the firm in 2012 and works as a co-manager on Baillie Gifford’s European strategies, including its flagship European Fund and the Baillie Gifford European Growth Trust. He is also a co-manager on the Baillie Gifford International Alpha strategy. He previously worked as an investment analyst, analysing stocks and making recommendations to portfolio managers. Mr Davis graduated with a first class BA (Hons) in Music from the University of Oxford in 2009 and went on to gain an MMus in Music Performance from the Royal Welsh School of Music and Drama in 2010 and an MSc in Music, Mind and Brain from Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2011.
Mr Dahl has over 30 years’ experience in the finance and asset management industries and has served as Portfolio Manager / Partner at Arctic Asset Management since 2016. Mr Dahl has previously served on the Nomination Committees of the Following companies: Tomra ASA (2007-2012), Ekornes ASA (2008-2013), Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA (2009-2012), Elekta AB (2007-2009 and 2010-2011), Fast Search & Transfer ASA (2007-2008), Metro International (2006-2007) and Aspiro AB (2006-2008). Additionally, Mr Dahl was a Board Member of Oslo Reinsurance AS from 1995-1996.
Dr. Karin Schwab is an international business executive with over 20 years of experience across e-commerce, marketplaces, technology and digitalization. She has a strong track record in strategic leadership; execution; business centered legal advice; stakeholder alignment; process re-engineering and improvement; and large-scale transformation. Karin is Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for eBay’s global product and technology organizations, holding oversight for legal work related to eBay’s global websites as well as its payments and advertising businesses. Prior to that she served as executive for eBay in the Americas and Europe. She is also non-executive member of Valora’s Board of Directors (SWX: VALN) and serves on the International Advisory Board of ZHAW School of Management and Law, Zürich, Switzerland.
Karin is born and raised in the bilingual town of Fribourg, Switzerland, and is a Swiss and US citizen. Karin’s pedigreed academic background includes a Ph.D. in E-Commerce from the University of Zurich, Switzerland and a Master of Laws from the University of London, UK specializing in Computer and Communications Law. She is admitted to the bar in Switzerland and California, USA.