Presentation of Avida

We offer businesses and consumers financial services through smart and simple solutions. We aim to create a high level of customer satisfaction by using innovative thinking, cutting edge technical know-how and attracting dedicated, skilled and experienced employees.

"We are Avida" Corporate presentation (PDF)

 

Board of Directors

The Board of directors consists of five members with a long experience from a variety of different fields and business areas, contributing with valuable insight to Avida´s operations. Experience and competence includes banking and financing, venture capital, law, the tech sector, accounting and leadership. In addition, the board meets the need for knowledge and insight into the terms and conditions of the geographic markets in which Avida Finans AB has its main operations, Sweden and Norway.

Stefan Alexandersson

Chairman of the Board

Education
M. Sc. In Accounting, Finance and Marketing from Umeå University

Selected experience
CEO, Senior Executive Vice President, CFO and CIO in Collector Bank between 2005 and 2017

Shareholding in Avida
86.000 shares
750.000 stock options

Geir Olsen


Board Member in Avida since August 2016 (prior Chairman)

Education
M. Sc. in Economics and Business from Norwegian School of Economics

Selected experience
Partner in Ubon Partners, Board Member in PRA Group, Board Member in Acano, CEO in Aktiv Kapital, VP of Telepresence Sales in Cisco, President of EMEA in Tandberg and Manager in McKinsey

Shareholding in Avida
14.554.000 shares

Celina Midelfart

Board Member in Avida since October 2015

Education
B. Sc. in Finance from the London School of Economics as well as Stern School of Business at New York University

Selected experience
Owner, CEO, Executive Chairman and Board Member of several companies within the Midelfart conglomerate

Shareholding in Avida
4.464.530 shares

Håkon Reistad Fure

Board Member in Avida since August 2016

Education
M. Sc. in Finance from Norwegian School of Management (BI) and Università Commerciale 'Luigi Bocconi‘ (Milan, Italy)

Selected experience
Board Member in Storebrand, Partner in Magni Partners and Head of Bank and Insurance Research in DNB Markets

Shareholding in Avida
10.206.000 shares (9,85 m shares indirectly through Magni Partners/Taran Holdings)

Christian Bjørnstad

Board Member in Avida since October 2015

Education
B. Sc. In Business Administration from University of Denver and MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management

Selected experience
Partner in Icon Capital, Partner in McKinsey, VP in Merrill Lynch International and Associate in Credit Suisse First Boston

Shareholding in Avida
11.143.470 shares (indirectly through Icon Capital/IC Financial AS)

Management Team

The members of the management team have extensive experience from business finance, consumer finance and IT, a combination of skills and experience that makes Avida well equipped for the growth journey the company has begun.

 

Tord Topsholm

Chief Executive Officer and Acting head of Consumer Finance

Education
B.sc. Electrical engineering & business, KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden)

Selected experience
CEO Catella Bank, Head of sales & service Swedbank, COO Entercard.

Jessica Sparrfeldt

Head of Business Finance and Deputy CEO

Education
Several courses within Business, Strategy, Management and Marketing from IHM Business School, UC Business School and ESI International

Selected experience
Head of Corporate in Collector Bank as well as Head of Products within Corporate Banking in Marginalen Bank

Pehr Olofsson

Chief Financial Officer

Education
Master Law & Economics, University of Linköping

Selected experience
CFO Bankgirot, dpt. CFO Klarna, CFO Swedbank Baltic, CFO EnterCard

Jenny Larsson, CIO

Jenny Larsson

Chief Information Officer

Education
M. Sc. Industrial Engineering and Management from Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden) and Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (France)

Selected experience
IT Leader General Electric, IT Programme Director General Electric

Torbjörn Jacobsson

Chief Risk Officer

Education
M.Sc. in Business Administration from Stockholm Business School/Stockholm University

Selected experience
CRO, CIO, CFO in Marginalen Bank between 2003 and 2017
Controller/Chief Accountant, Kidde Sweden 1996-2003

Linda Viberg

Chief Human Resource Officer

Education
Master of Laws, University of Stockholm

Selected experience
Head of HR & Finance Svea Exchange (Svea Ekonomi), HR Manager Svea Exchange,HR Manager Exchange F. AB

Mikael JHellström, Chief Legal Officer

Mikael Hellström

Chief Legal Officer

Education
Master of Laws, University of Uppsala

Selected experience
Legal Counsel Swedbank, Legal counsel and Senior legal Counsel Nordea

Frederick Sheppard

Frederick Sheppard

Chief Compliance Officer

Education
Master of Laws, University of Stockholm

Selected experience
Legal Counsel at Lindorff Sverige AB & Santander Consumer Bank AS, Legal Officer at the Swedish Enforcement Authority, Chief Legal Officer at Avida.

Remuneration

Remuneration to senior executives and other employees of Avida Finans AB is regulated in the company's remuneration policy. This has been adopted by the Board. The remuneration policy is based on Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority's regulatory framework, EBA's guidelines for a healthy compensation policy and the EU capital adequacy rules. The remuneration policy is consistent with the company's business and risk strategy and does not encourage excessive risk taking.

Remuneration Policy (pdf in Swedish)