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Published 2024-04-08

Schibsted Media’s new Board of Directors is announced

The work to separate Schibsted’s media business into an independent company is progressing. Now, Schibsted Media’s new Board of Directors is ready.

Before Easter, the agreement to sell the media business to the Tinius Trust was signed by both parties. Today, the Trust announced the company’s Board of Directors. Kjersti Løken Stavrum (pictured), managing director of the Tinius Trust, will be chairman of the board. 

“I look forward to leading the board of directors in the Nordics’ most important media group. Development and renewal will be keywords for the new board’s work. Together, we have a unique expertise in media understanding, digitalization and scaling. It will contribute to the continued strong development of Schibsted Media”, says Løken Stavrum in a press release. 

Members of the Board

The board members have been selected by an election committee, led by Ole Jacob Sunde. He is chairman of the Trust’s own board of directors. 

In putting the new board together, the election committee has focused on complementary expertise, particularly in business development. It has also been a prerequisite that the board members have a good understanding of the role of media and insight into how the media industry is developing.

The new board members are as follows. 

Kjersti Løken Stavrum is the CEO of the Tinius Trust. She is educated in political science, holds a master’s degree in management, and has a background as a journalist and editor. Løken Stavrum has held various positions, including Secretary-General of the Norwegian Press Association and chairperson of Norwegian PEN, and she led the government’s Freedom of Expression Commission. She lives in Oslo.

André Christensen is an entrepreneur in digital media and technology. He has started several companies, including Quickplay, where he is CEO today. He also has experience from Yahoo and AT&T among others, and lives in Toronto.

Ingrid Bojner is an angel investor, professional board member and business advisor. She has been a member of the management team at Storytel and has been central to the development of the company. Bojner also has management experience from Stockholm School of Economics and Telia. She lives in Stockholm.

Michael Hallén is CEO of Vizrt. He has turned Vizrt into a global software company, providing graphics and live video production to the digital media industry. He has 25 years’ experience as a top manager in various software companies and has held several board positions in technology companies. He lives in Gothenburg.

Sondre Gravir is CEO of SATS. He has a background as a consultant and has previously held a number of management positions in Schibsted, including CEO of Bergens Tidende, Aftenposten and Schibsted Marketplaces. He lives in Oslo.

The intention is that the current employee representatives in Schibsted ASA will be transferred to the board of Schibsted Media.

Hans K. Mjelva is a political commentator at Bergens Tidende. He has been with the newspaper since 2002 and has also worked for Gula Tidend, Klassekampen, and NRK. Mjelva lives in Bergen.

Maria Carling works at Svenska Dagbladet, where she is the deputy head of the division SvD Livet. Prior to joining Svenska Dagbladet in 1992, she held positions at Dagens Nyheter, Sydsvenska Dagbladet, and Trelleborgs Allehanda. Carling lives in Stockholm.

Marita E. Valvik has worked at Aftenposten since 1998, as a financial journalist, front page editor and desk editor. After four years serving as a full-time Group Employee Representative at Schibsted, she returned to Aftenposten in 2023. Prior to joining Aftenposten, she worked as a journalist at Kapital Data. Valvik lives in Oslo.