Appointed as a board member as of 16 May 2017. Bjørn Østbø is an economist with a degree in business administration from the Norwegian School of Economics. He runs his own investment and consultancy business. Østbø is chairman of the board of Norwegian Finans Holding AS and a member of various boards of directors, including those of Helse Bergen, SIVA and the University of Bergen. He also served as acting CEO of Silver Pensjonsforsikring AS during its public administration (2017–2018). He was previously a group director at DNB and CEO of Vital Forsikring and Vital Eiendom, as well as a partner and director at First Securities.