Schibsted Executive Team

Schibsted’s Executive Team consists of people with experience in Norwegian and Swedish media companies as well as other industries.

Rolv Erik Ryssdal 

CEO

Rolv Erik Ryssdal became CEO of Schibsted on 1 June 2009. He joined the Schibsted Group in 1991 and has held several management positions including CEO of Aftonbladet (1999-2005), CEO of VG (2005-2008) and CEO of Schibsted Classified Media, the holding company for our international online classifieds operations (2008-2009). Rolv Erik Ryssdal holds an MA in Business and Economics from the BI Norwegian School of Management and an MBA in Business and Administration from INSEAD, France.

Read more about Ryssdal here.  

 

Trond Berger

EVP Chief Financial Officer

Trond Berger was appointed Executive Vice President of Schibsted ASA in 1999 and is in charge of the following business areas: Finance, Treasury, Investor Relations, Mergers and Acquisitions. Previous positions include: Investment Director with Stormbull (1998), Executive Vice President (CFO) of Nycomed ASA and Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at Nycomed Amersham (1997-98), and partner at Arthur Andersen (1981-92). Berger is a board member of several Schibsted subsidiaries. Berger is a State-Authorized Public Accountant (1984), holds an MA in Economics from the BI Norwegian School of Management and is a graduate of the Norwegian Armed Forces’ Officer Candidate School (1977).

 

Terje Seljeseth 

EVP Chief Product Officer

Terje Seljeseth is head of the Schibsted Product division. Seljeseth has a long and successful record at Schibsted. He led the creation of Finn.no, which has been hugely successful, and was CEO of the company until 2009. In October 2009, Terje Seljeseth took up the position as CEO of Schibsted Classified Media (SCM), the holding company for Schibsted’s international online classifieds operations. At the same time, he became a member of Schibsted’s Group Management Team. He went on to grow Schibsted Classified Media business from scratch to being present in more than 30 countries. 

Terje Seljeseth has a background in IT and studied at Datahøgskolen and the University of Oslo.

 

Lena K. Samuelsson 

EVP Communications & CSR

Lena K. Samuelsson joined the group management team of Schibsted Media Group in September 2013. Samuelsson is a journalist and was during the 12 years prior to joining the group management team the editor-in-cheif of Svenska Dagbladet in Stockholm, a leading quality and business daily.
She also worked at Aftonbladet for many years and serves on several boards such as Schibsted Norway, Hitta.se and 20 Minutos in Spain.

 

EVP Strategy and Digital Transformation.
EVP Strategy and Digital Transformation

Didrik Munch

EVP Norway

Didrik Munch is CEO of Schibsted Norge ASA. Munch was CEO of Bergens Tidende from 1997 to 2008. Munch is Board Chair of Bergens Tidende AS, Aftenposten AS, VG, Schibsted Vekst and FINN.no AS. Previous positions include Division Director of the business market at DnB and a police lawyer.

Munch is a Cand. Jur in Law from the University of Bergen and a graduate of the Norwegian Police University College in Oslo.

 

Raoul Grünthal 

EVP Sweden

Raoul Grünthal has been the CEO of Schibsted Sverige AB since the company was established in 2009. He is also chairman of the Board of Directors of Aftonbladet and Svenska Dagbladet. Raoul Grünthal was CEO of Svenska Dagbladet between 2006 and 2009, and in the period 2003-2006 he was CEO of the news agency TT. He also has experience from the financial industry and as founder of the financial daily newspaper Finanstidningen.

 

Tina Stiegler

EVP People and Strategy

Tina Stiegler became part of group management team of Schibsted Media Group in November 2015. Tina started in Schibsted as a management trainee in 2002, and has since held positions as organizational director in Verdens Gang (VG), as well as different positions in Bergens Tidende and VG. Tina was COO/CFO in Schibsted Norway from 2012, and took on the role as project lead for the reorganization project in 2015.

Tina holds a degree in economics and business administration (“siviløkonom”) from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)/Pontíficia Universidad Católica de Chile, as well as studies in literature and French from the University of Bergen/Université de Nice-Sofia Antipolis.

 

Rian Liebenberg 

EVP Chief Technology Officer


Rian Liebenberg joined the Group Management team in June 2015 as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Schibsted Media Group, leading all Technology, User Experience, Data and Platform initiatives. 

Prior to joining Schibsted, Rian was the CEO for a 3D mapping and location services startup, where he led various venture financing rounds, helped take a platform & products to market, and established global commercial partnership relations. He previously worked as Director of Engineering at Google, where he built up R&D operations for Google across Europe, establishing the WebRTC standard & Google Hangouts, and worked on Google Talk and Google Adsense. Prior to that he led all Engineering initiatives for lastminute.com

Rian studied Computer Sciences in Cape Town, and was previously a Naval Officer in the South African Navy.

 

Sondre Gravir

EVP Europe, Established Sites

Sondre Gravir became a member of the Group Management team in November 2015 as EVP Europe, Established Sites.

Gravir joined Schibsted in 2007. Prior to Schibsted he spent 4 years in McKinsey&Company as a management consultant.
In Schibsted he has been the CEO in Bergens Tidende and Aftenposten, before joining FINN as the CEO in the beginning of 2015, where he has also been part of the board in two periodes since 2007.
He is the asset owner of Willhaben in SCM and has been a part of the SCM management team.

His educational background is from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) and National University of Singapore (NUS). He also did the Norwegian naval officer school.

 

Gianpaolo Santorsola

EVP Emerging Markets 

Gianpaolo Santorsola became a member of the Group Management team in November 2015 as EVP Emerging Markets.

Santorsola joined Schibsted in 2011 and became Senior Vice President of its online classifieds division (SCM) in 2012. In this position he has held executive roles in many of the markets where SCM operates, including Italy, Mexico, Spain, Austria, Morocco and France.

Gianpaolo’s background includes a business and finance education from Bocconi University (Italy, 2003), previous work experience from McKinsey & Company (2003-2011) and an MBA from INSEAD (Singapore and France, 2006).

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