My experience from various board roles

During my 15 years in a variety of board positions in listed and private group of companies, as well as startups, I have gained a solid level of expertise and valuable insights. My industry experience spans from financial, real-estate, fin-tech, logistics, to renewables, shipping and maritime. I have extensive experience as a chair of several audit committees and compensation committees in listed companies, as well as being a member of risk committees. On operational level my expertise focuses on strategy, finance, and business administration.

My contribution within a board

  • Strong business acumen that has proven to deliver tangible value in strategic work.
  • Financial insight and expertise accompanied by experience from capital intensive industries.
  • Extensive exposure to board work that allows to ensure good corporate governance.
  • Experience from audit committees that helps to deliver on the steadily more complex regulatory compliance.
  • Well developed interpersonal and relationship building skills that contribute to a good working environment, effective collaboration and value creation within the board.

Current board positions

Smedvig AS – Smedvig Family Office (Chair of the Compensation Committee). Belships ASA (Chair of the Audit Committee). Seatrans Group. GCRieber Shipping ASA (Chair of the Audit Committee). A/S J.Ludwig Mowinckels Rederi. Nordic Halibut AS (Chair of the Audit Committee). ASCO Group Ltd, UK/International (Chair of the Audit Committee).

Previous board positions

SR-Bank ASA (Chair of the Audit Committee, Member of the Compensation
Committee and the Risk Committee). Smedvig Eiendom AS og Smedvig Capital AS. Ecofisk AS. Fjord 1 ASA (Chair of the Audit Committee). Grieg Internasjonal AS, Inventura AS, Askøy Kommunale Eiendoms selskap AS (Chair of the board), and Green Reefers ASA.

Birthe ser rett frem


“Birthe was a board member of Sparebank 1 SR-Bank ASA from 2008-2020, where I was the chair from 2016. During the time we worked together, Birthe was also the chair of the Audit Committee. Being a board member of a bank is a demanding and sizeable task, requiring solid financial, risk and regulatory knowledge.

Birthe was always well prepared, focused and engaged in the meetings. She has the ability to quickly grasp the essence of the large amount of information that a board duty in a bank requires. Her experience from business, especially capital intensive businesses and finance, was useful knowledge to draw upon. She focused on what was essential, offered good observations and questions, and shared things from her experience where it could have been useful. She has a professional approach combined with good interpersonal skills that contributed to good cooperation and atmosphere between the peers within the board, as well as with the group CEO and the administration. Birthe was always “on” with regards to events that could have had effect on the bank, and was proactive and alert, also outside of the scheduled meetings. To summarise, Birthe is a highly knowledgeable and reflective board member, and I recommend her for future board positions in listed as well as unlisted companies.”

Dag Mejdell

– Dag Mejdell, Chairman of the Board of among others Sparebank 1 SR-Bank ASA and Norsk Hydro ASA

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