Published 2017-10-10

Meet the teams who will lead the new Schibsted

Today Schibsted Group presents the new management teams for its Marketplaces and Media divisions, as well as the new Group Functions Management.

“The new teams are highly qualified and passionate about their respective areas. I am confident that with the new setup for divisions and group level we will be able to push Schibsted forward fast and have an even stronger impact in our markets,” says CEO Rolv Erik Ryssdal.

With two operational divisions and a redefined role for the Group level, Schibsted will be faster and more focused. The new organizational setup was presented a few weeks ago. The ambition is to enable Schibsted to further increase the speed of product and technology development and leverage local competence and strong brands across more than 20 markets. At the same time, continue to capture the benefits of global scale, and continue to create value for all our customers, users and shareholders.

The overall strategy of Schibsted remains unchanged; to be a global leader in online classifieds, to develop world-class digital media houses and develop new growth services. Product and Technology continues to be a driving force for the whole group.

Today the new management teams are presented.

“With the new Marketplaces team in place we will further develop our strong brands and positions, as well as our user and monetization products. We will focus on striking the right balance between local and global, and delivering great results while also looking ahead to ensure we make the right strategic moves,” says Sondre Gravir, CEO of Schibsted Marketplaces.

“For the new Media team quality journalism and smart digital consumer services are core. We aim to create an organization with efficient decision-making, clear priorities and speed to further build the business, scale our digital products and increase the market impact for our publishing and growth brands,” says Raoul Grünthal CEO Schibsted Media.

The divisions will be supported and followed up by a new functions management setup at the Group level, led by CEO Rolv Erik Ryssdal.

“I am confident we now have the right teams in place, and I look forward to seeing all of Schibsted empowered to do what we live for: empowering people in their daily lives by giving our users and customers the very best experiences we possibly can,” says CEO Rolv Erik Ryssdal.

The Schibsted Group Functions Management:

  • Rian Liebenberg EVP Chief Technology Officer and acting Chief Product Officer
  • Trond Berger EVP Chief Finance Officer
  • Tina Stiegler EVP People
  • Lena K Samuelsson EVP Communication, Brand & Public Affairs.

The management team for Schibsted Marketplaces:

  • Sondre Gravir, CEO Schibsted Marketplaces (and interim leader for People and Internal Comms)
  • Renaud Bruyeron, Tech and Data
  • Laila Dahlen, Product and UX (User Experience)
  • Susanna Grill,  Strategy and Finance
  • Antoine Jouteau, France
  • Gianpaolo Santorsola, Mature Markets
  • Ovidiu Solomonov, Growth Markets and New Models
  • Anders Skoe, Norway

The management team for Schibsted Media:

  • Raoul Grünthal – CEO
  • Siv Juvik Tveitnes – COO
  • Jørgen Konradsson – CFO
  • Håkan Halvarsson – HR
  • Lena K Samuelsson – Communication, Brand, Public Affairs
  • Ian Vännman – Product
  • Morten Jacobsen – Technology
  • Torry Pedersen – Editorial
  • Sofia Olsson Olsén – Publisher
  • Gard Steiro – Publisher
  • Per Håkon Fasting – Advertising Norway
  • Anders Nylander – Advertising Sweden
  • Tor Jacobsen – Consumer Business
  • Martin Frey – Growth

About Schibsted Media Group

Schibsted Media Group is a global media company driven by new technology and employing 7000 people in 20+ countries to support 200 million users. Our 178-year reputation is originally from news and publishing, but modern growth has been in three separate areas: Marketplaces, Publishing and Growth. These include the world’s most popular online marketplaces and online newspapers, our pioneering digital publishing brands, and a portfolio of flourishing digital consumer brands.

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Schibsted Marketplaces The division consists of all online classifieds companies in the Schibsted portfolio in more than 20 markets, such as Finn in Norway, Blocket in Sweden and Leboncoin in France. The division has revenues of around NOK 6.8 billion (2016 numbers) and somewhat over 3,000 employees.

Schibsted Media The division consists of the publishing operations in Norway and Sweden such as VG, Aftenposten, Stavanger Aftenblad, Bergens Tidende, Fædrelandsvennen, Aftonbladet and Svenska Dagbladet and Omni, in addition to Growth companies such as Lendo, Prisjakt, Let’s Deal and others. The division will have revenues of around NOK 9.5 billion (based on 2016 figures) and approximately 4,000 employees.

Contact persons:

Investors/analysts: Jo Christian Steigedal, Head of Investor Relations. Tel: +47 415 08 733


For questions regarding Schibsted Group:

  • Kjersti Oppen, Acting Director of Communication. Tel: +47 909 36 126

For questions regarding Schibsted Media:

  • Camilla Kim Kielland, Head of Communications Norway, Tel: +47 971 36 971
  • Fredrik Lindén, Director of Communications Sweden. Tel: +46 706 670 082

For questions regarding Schibsted Marketplaces:

  • Cassandra Lord, Communication Manager. Tel + 44 7809 214 347