Management

Pål Wibe

CEO

Pål Wibe has been the CEO in XXL ASA since April 2020. Wibe came from the position as CEO in Europris ASA, a position he held since March 2014. Prior to his appointment as CEO of Europris ASA, he served as CEO of Nille AS for nearly seven years and CEO of Travel Retail Norway AS for two years. Pål Wibe has also held various managerial positions in ICA Ahold AB for six years and worked five years in McKinsey & co. He holds a Master of Business and Administration (Nw. Siviløkonom) from the Norwegian School of Business and Administration (NHH) and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley. Pål Wibe is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Norway.

Stein Eriksen

Stein Alexander Eriksen

CFO

Stein Alexander Eriksen has been the CFO in XXL ASA since October 2018. Eriksen came from the position as CFO in Orkla Care, one of the key business areas in the leading European branded consumer goods company Orkla. Mr. Eriksen held several key financial positions during his career in Orkla, including SVP Finance in Orkla ASA and CFO in Lilleborg. He has also served as head of Business Controlling in RIMI, one of the former market leaders in Norwegian grocery retail. Stein Alexander Eriksen started his career as an auditor in Arthur Andersen and holds a M.Sc. in Economics and Business administration (Siviløkonom) degree from the Norwegian School of Economics. Mr. Eriksen is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Norway.

 

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Tolle O. R. Grøterud

EVP Human Resources, Communications and Sustainability

Tolle O. R Grøterud has been EVP HR & Communications since September 2020 and Chief of Staff since April 2020 with the responsibilities for Group Human Resources and Communication including Investor Relations and Sustainability. He held the position as interim CEO of XXL ASA since December 2018 and  interim CFO of XXL ASA from July 2018 to October 2018. Before that Grøterud was Investor Relations and Strategy Director in XXL ASA from September 2014. Prior to joining XXL, he served as Partner and Equity Sales in Arctic Securities AS and as Vice President Investor Relations in Telenor ASA. Mr. Grøterud holds a M.Sc from the Norwegian School of Economics. Tolle O. R. Grøterud is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Norway.

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Espen Terland

EVP IT

Espen Terland has been the EVP IT since September 2020. Before that he was the Chief Information Officer since he joined XXL in June 2008. Prior to his appointment as CIO, he served as CIO in NMD (Norsk Medisinaldepot) and Manager in Accenture Norway. Mr. Terland holds a degree in Master of Science from NTH (Norwegian Institute of Technology). Espen Terland is a Norwegian citizen, and resides in Norway.

Kjersti Jamne

EVP Commercial

Kjersti Jamne has been EVP for the Commercial division since September 2020. Before joining XXL, she held the position as CMO and head of the Consumer market in Telia Norway. Prior to that, she spent twelve years in Telenor Norway and Telenor ASA, covering a broad range of senior executive positions in sales and distribution, analytics and insight as well as product and business development. She has also worked as a management consultant in PA Consulting group for eight years. Jamne holds a degree in Master of Science from NTH (Norwegian Institute of Technology). She is is a Norwegian citizen, and resides in Norway.

Claes Winterfeldt

EVP Buying and Category

Claes Winterfeldt has been the EVP for Buying and Category since August 2020. He has a long experience from the sporting goods industry both locally in the Nordics but also internationally from his years with PUMA and CWF. Before the appointment at XXL he held the position as Chief Commercial Officer at the e-tailer Sportamore for 4 years. Prior to the role as CCO he worked as Purchasing Director for 6 years also for Sportamore. Prior to that Claes worked for Stadium AB as one of three Business Unit Managers. Between 2001-2008 he worked for PUMA Nordic AB as the Nordic Sales Manager and CWF in London as Sales Manager. Claes Winterfeldt is a Swedish citizen but resides in Oslo, Norway.

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Harald Borgen

EVP Supply Chain

Harald Borgen has been EVP Supply Chain since September 2020. Prior to that he served as Chief Procurement Officer since 2018 as well as Supply Chain and Wholesale Director of XXL since April 2012. Prior to his appointment as Supply Chain Director, he assumed the role as Purchase Manager. Prior to joining XXL in 2010, he served as Category Manager in Gresvig AS (G-Sport, Intersport) and business controller in Roche Diagnostics AS. Mr. Borgen holds a degree in Marketing from Norwegian Business School BI. Harald Borgen is a Norwegian citizen, and resides in Norway

André Sjåsæt

EVP Strategy and Business Development

André Sjåsæt has been EVP Strategy and Business Development in XXL ASA since September 2020 and Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer since March 2020. Sjåsæt came from the position as Director for Group Business Development and Digital Services in Bertel O. Steen AS, a leading Norwegian automotive company. He has also been Strategy and Business Development Director in the same company from 2014. Before joining Bertel O. Steen he worked as a management consultant at A.T Kearney and EY. André Sjåsæt holds a M.Sc. in Science and Technology (Sivilingeniør) degree from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Norway.

André Sørensen

Managing Director Norway

André Sørensen has been the Managing Director in XXL Norway since Oktober 2019. Sørensen came from the position as Head of Retail in Elkjøp Norway last 5 years and has been a part of Elkjøp Norways Top Management team since 2008 in different Manager positions. He has also been Business Development Manager in the same company for almost 4 years, developing commercial services and B2B strategy among other things. André Sørensen has over 23 years of retail experience within Elkjøp. He is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Norway.

Anders Lindblom

Managing Director Sweden

Anders Lindblom has been the Managing Director for XXL Sweden since March 2020. He came to XXL from the position as Head Of Operations in Elgiganten AB were he has held several leading positions the last eighteen years. Prior to Elgiganten AB he worked twelve years for Siba AB  in various managerial positions. He has extensive experience in store operations, omnichannel development and customer insights. Anders Lindblom is a Swedish citizen and resides in Sweden.

Pasi Lämpsä

Managing Director Finland

Pasi Lämpsä has worked in XXL since April 2015 and has been the Managing Director of XXL Finland since September 2018. Prior to this position Lämpsä worked in various positions in XXL as Store Manager, eCommerce Manager of xxl.fi and xxl.se and eCommerce Operations Manager. Before joining XXL Lämpsä worked 8 years in different positions in Dressmann. Pasi Lämpsä is a Finnish citizen and resides in Finland.

Magnus Kreuger

Managing Director Austria

Magnus Kreuger has been the Managing Director of Austria in XXL since February 2019. Before that he held several leadinbg positions in XXL as eCom Manager Sweden, Operations Manager stores in Sweden, Store Manager and Department Leader. He has worked in XXL since the start of XXL Sweden in 2010. Prior to joining XXL he worked at the sports retailer Team Sportia and before that for almost 11 years at Statoil. Magnus Kreuger is a Swedish citizen, working in Vienna Austria