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 acted as the interim Managing Director Norway from November 2020 until June 2021, held the position as interim CEO of XXL ASA from December 2018 until April 2020 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.

André Sjåsæt

EVP Marketing and Category - Interim EVP Strategy and Business Development

André Sjåsæt is currently acting as EVP Marketing and Category and 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.

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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.

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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

Sebastian Blom

EVP Digital Commerce

Sebastian Blom has been the EVP Digital Commerce since January 2022. Sebastian retuned to XXL after having held the position as CDO in Espresso House group, the leading coffee house chain in the Nordics, from September 2021 to December 2021. Prior to this, Sebastian held various positions in XXL, acting as XXLs CDO from May 2018 to August 2021, held the position as Head of eCommerce Development from May 2015 to May 2018 as well as eCommerce Solution Manager from May 2015 to May 2016. Before joining XXL in 2015, Sebastian worked at iStone Cross Commerce from August 2011 to April 2015, where he consulted within the domains of eCommerce and Omni Channel development. Sebastian studied Industrial Engineering (civil engineering) at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). He is a Swedish citizen and resides in Sweden.

Stine Trygg-Hauger

Managing Director Norway

Stine Trygg-Hauger has been the Managing director in XXL Norway since June 2021. She came from the position as Managing Director for Clas Ohlson Norway and Chief Commercial Officer for the Clas Ohlson Group covering Finland, Sweden, Norway and Germany. Trygg-Hauger has held several leading positions within Clas Ohlson for the last twelve years and been part of the group management since 2017. Prior to Clas Ohlson she worked as Product Manager in Validus and started her career working as a sales representative in a store. Trygg-Hauger 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