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Svein Aaser
Born October 7, 1946
Fredrikstad, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Education MBA
Board member of FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2011
National Gallery of Norway
Marine Harvest

Svein Aaser (born October 7, 1946) is a former CEO of DnB NOR, the largest financial group in Norway. He resigned on 31 December 2006.[1] He is chair of FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2011, the National Gallery of Norway and Marine Harvest.

Early career

Aaser was born in Fredrikstad, Norway and was educated at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) where he received his MBA in 1970. By 1976, he had graduated from the Lausanne IMEDE's Program for Executive Development. After obtaining his MBA (1970) he worked his way up in businesses starting as assistant to deputy managing director for Tank Nielsen, M. Peterson & Son, Moss. From there he became marketing manager of Sarpsborg Papp, Div. Kartong, managing director for NORA matprodukter and of Storebrand Skade.[2]

Later career

During a period of ten years starting in 1987 he was president and CEO of Hafslund Nycomed who changed his name for Nycomed. The year after saw him deputy CEO and chief executive officer of a subsidiary company called Imaging Nycomed Amersham. In 1998 he was appointed CEO of Den norske Bank, later the merged DnB NOR.[2][3][4]

In 2008 he was appointed chairman of the board of the National Gallery of Norway. He is also board chairman of Marine Harvest.[5]


  1. ^ "Rune Bjerke takes over". DnB NOR. Retrieved 29 April 2007.  
  2. ^ a b "Svein Aaser". EUROCHAMBRES. Retrieved 2006-08-10.  
  3. ^ "Om konsernet/Ledelsen". DnB NOR. Retrieved 2006-08-10.  
  4. ^ "About the Group/Management". DnB NOR. Retrieved 2006-08-10.  
  5. ^ Norwegian News Agency (23 October 2008). "Svein Aaser ny styreleder for Nasjonalmuseet" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 25 October 2008.  


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