Board of Directors

Olav Hindahl Selvaag, (born 1969) , Chair


Selvaag has been chair of Selvaag Bolig ASA since 2008. He began his career at KLP Eiendom and has subsequently worked in construction, commercial property and housing development. Selvaag works today as the owner of Selvaag Gruppen and as one of its directors. Selvaag is chair of Snøhetta AS, Selvaag Bolig ASA, Selvaag Prosjekt and the Cultural Foundation at Tjuvholmen. He is also a director of Norway’s National Theatre and Selvaag Eiendom. Selvaag has an MSc from Stanford University in the USA. He is a Norwegian citizen.

Gisele Marchand, (born 1958), Director

Marchand has been a director of Selvaag Bolig ASA since 2012 and chair since 2018. She has broad management and boardroom experience. Earlier positions include executive vice president for the retail market in Norway at DNB and CEO of Batesgruppen, the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, Eksportfinans and the Haavind law firm. Marchand has broad boardroom experience from such companies as Oslo Børs, Norske Skog and Fornebu Utvikling. She currently works full-time in boardroom positions, serving as chair of Gjensidige Forsikring ASA, Norgesgruppen ASA and Boligbygg KF and as a director of Norgesgruppen ASA, Scatec Solar ASA, Eiendomsspar AS and Victoria Eiendom AS. Marchand is a Norwegian citizen.

She chairs the company’s audit and compensation committees.

Anne Sofie Bjørkholt, (born 1965), director

Bjørkholt has been a director of Selvaag Bolig ASA since 2013. She took a law degree at the University of Oslo in 1990, and has broad experience of property law after 30 years as a commercial lawyer and as a partner in a law firm since 2002. Bjørkholt has also worked for the Norwegian Inland Revenue. As a partner in the BAHR law firm since 2009, she works particularly on transactions with and structuring of housing and commercial property developments. She is in great demand as a speaker in the fields of property, property development, and direct and indirect taxation. Bjørkholt is a Norwegian citizen.

Peter Groth, (born 1947), director

Groth has been a director of Selvaag Bolig ASA since 2015. He studied at the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH), now the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and has acquired broad experience of the building and property sectors over more than 40 years. Groth has worked for Selmer, Norwegian Contractors, Andenæsgruppen, Nydalens Compagnie and Aspelin Ramm Gruppen, and was CEO of the last two. He is currently a director of Mustad Eiendom, Høegh Eiendom, Aase Byggadministration, Møller Eiendom and Conservative House, and a member of the Council for Urban Architecture. Groth is a Norwegian citizen.

He is a member of the company’s compensation committee.

Tore Myrvold, (born 1971), director

Myrvold has been a director of Selvaag Bolig ASA since May 2018. He began his career as an auditor with Deloitte before becoming group controller for Hjemmet Mortensen. Myrvold joined Selvaag Gruppen in 2005, and served in such posts as CFO and executive vice president before becoming CEO in the summer of 2016. He is a director of all Selvaag Gruppen’s subsidiaries. Myrvold has an MSc in business economics from the BI Norwegian Business School and graduated as a state-authorised auditor from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). Myrvold is a Norwegian citizen.

He is a member of the board’s audit committee.

Sissel Kristensen, (born 1972), employee-elected director

Kristensen has been a worker director of Selvaag Bolig ASA since April 2017. She qualified as an auditor at the Oslo College of Business and Economics, and has worked in auditing and accounting since 1995. Kristensen has been chief accountant at Selvaag Bolig ASA since July 2011. She is a Norwegian citizen.

Rune Magnus Thomassen, (Born 1972), Employee-elected director

Thomassen has been a director of Selvaag Bolig ASA since April 2019. He began his career as an engineer in Skanska Anlegg and also worked as a senior engineer at the Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning. Thomassen joined Selvaag Bolig (Kaldnes Brygge AS) as a project manager in April 2006 and has been regional manager for Vestfold since May 2017. He has an MSc in civil and environmental engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Thomassen is a Norwegian citizen.