Board of Directors

Hugo Maurstad

Chairman

Hugo Maurstad is the Managing Partner of Monte Rosa Capital. Maurstad is educated as a business economist from the Norwegian Business School (“BI”). Hugo Maurstad was a partner in Altor Equity Partners in the period 2004-2021. Prior to Altor, he was 13 years with McKinsey & Company as a Sr. Partner, including leading the McKinsey office in Norway. Currently the Chairman of the Boards of Sats ASA, D-Fetch, and Odlo. He is currently a Board member in Schibsted ASA. Previous Chairmanships include Rossigniol, Helly Hansen, Lindorff, Ewos, Navico, AGR and SPT. Hugo Maurstad is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Norway.

Øivind Tidemandsen

Board member

Øivind Tidemandsen is the founder of XXL. He has also founded or otherwise been instrumental in the build up of other Norwegian retail groups, including the electric home appliance retail group Elkjøp AS and the home furniture groups Living and Home & Cottage. He is a significant shareholder of the electric home appliance retail group Power AS and the home furniture group Home & Cottage AS. Øivind Tidemandsen is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Norway.

Ulrike Koehler

Board member

Ulrike Koehler is an international senior executive, serving 30 years in the fast moving consumer goods – sports industry – in strategic and hands-on roles as Manager, General Manager and  Vice President. Ulrike retired from Nike in September 2020 after 23 years.  She is known as a catalyst for transforming businesses, marketplaces, teams and organizations. Koehler gained her experience with global and market leading iconic brands. Her working experience in multiple countries and regions have created a broad experience. Her latest responsibility at Nike assumed leading a USD 2.4 billion business with an integrated marketplace team of 1,900 employees in 9 countries. Ulrike Koehler’s former employees include Hyde Inc and Asics HQ Europe, serving as an assistant to the European marketing director. She is a German citizen and resides in Germany.

Ronny Blomseth

Board member

Ronny Blomseth is CEO of POWER International AS. Mr. Blomseth has a degree in economics from the Norwegian Business School BI. Before joining POWER, Mr. Blomseth was CEO of Elkjøp Nordic AS. Ronny Blomseth is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Norway.

Kjersti Helen Krokeide Hobøl

Board member

Kjersti Helen Krokeide Hobøl is CEO of Nille, a retailer with 360 stores, revenues of NOK 1.7 billion and 2,000 employees. She came to Nille from leading Kid Interiør over 8 years. In both of these jobs, she has taken over the management in a demanding situation and demonstrated strong ability to drive change, develop and improve business. From 2001 to 2010, Kjersti worked for DNB in the corporate market division, where she among other things built up a unit for handling demanding engagements. Kjersti studied economics at BI Norwegian Business School, and had various roles within finance in COOP and DNB early in her career. Kjersti combines strong operational retail expertise with a solid background from the corporate treasury and financing. She is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Norway.

Cristina Moreno

Board member - employee representative

Cristina Moreno is SVP Store Experience at XXL ASA. Moreno holds a degree in retail from the Norwegian business school BI. Prior to XXL she worked as a manager for Sportshuset. Moreno started together with the founders of XXL in 2001, and was one of the first employees. Moreno has held important roles in the company from the beginning, such as store manager, chain director and concept director. Through the history of XXL, she has been involved in all openings of XXL’s stores in all countries. With over 25 years in the retail and sports industry, she possesses both strategic and operational knowledge. Cristina Moreno is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Norway.

Tor Andrin Jacobsen

Board member - employee representative

Tor Andrin Jacobsen is a sales leader in XXL’s store in Åsane, Bergen, and has been in the company since january 2009. He has held various positions in the company, from part time worker in store to substitute store- and sales manager in Norway. From 2016 has he also been responsible for education of all outdoor departments in new stores, both in Norway and Austria. Tor Andrin is educated nutritionist and also studies business economics at the University of Tromsø. He is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Norway.

Kai-Arne Nordhaug

Board member - employee representative

Kai-Arne Nordhaug is an elected employer representative from the central warehouse in Oslo, Gardermoen. He joined XXL in October 2016 and works with logistics in the goods receipt department at the central warehouse facility in Norway. Before joining XXL  he was a board member and a department leader in Finsbråten AS. Kai-Arne Nordhaug is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Norway.

Tom Jovik

Observer to the Board

Tom Jovik is a Principal at Altor Equity Partners and has been in the company since 2011. Prior to joining Altor he worked as management consultant for Arkwright. Jovik holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (US) and a degree from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). He is a Norwegian citizen and is resident in Norway.