Board of directors

Entercard is a joint venture between Barclays Principal Investments Ltd and Swedbank AB (publ) the “Shareholders”.  The Shareholders elect the Board of Directors at the Shareholders’ Annual General Meeting, usually held in end of March each year. The election is proceeded by nomination procedures executed within the Shareholders’ respective organisation.

The Shareholders’ nomination procedures shall ensure diversity within the Board in terms of the directors’ educational and professional backgrounds, gender, age and geographical provenance.

The Board’s composition shall adhere to applicable laws and regulations, and to the Policy on Gender, Equality and Diversity and the Instruction on Suitability Assessment of the Board of Directors, adopted by the Board.

For more information regarding the Shareholders’ governance and nomination procedures visit:

Recommendations regarding suitable Directors, based on the nomination procedures, are submitted to the Shareholders’ Annual General Meeting. The Shareholders’ annual general meeting elects and appoints directors of the Entercard Board based on the recommendations.

Board of Directors:

Christian Kühn

Born in 1972. Board member since 2018.

In Entercard:

  • Board of Directors, member
  • Governance and Oversight Committee

Christian Kühn is the CFO of Barclaycard Germany. He has extensive experience from senior positions within the banking industry.

Board member’s independency:

  • Independent in relation to the bank and the executive management.

Education: Study of Business Administration

Professional experience:

  • Finance Director Santander Consumer, Finance Director European Consumer Finance (Royal Bank of Scotland)

Non-executive assignments: none other than EC

 

Eva-Li Prades Eriksson

Born in 1975. Employee representative since 2017.

In Entercard:

  • Board of Directors, member, employee representative
  • Senior Partner Manager in Commercial and Broad experience in Card Business

Board Member’s independence:

  • Not Applicable

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, University of Stockholm

Bank specific experience

  • Operational 22 years

Professional experience:

  • Senior Partner Manager and Process Specialist, Entercard
  • Project Manager, Marketing Coordinator, Swedbank
  • Agent, FöreningsSparbanken
  • Executive board member of Finansförbundet (FSU) 2012-2019

Non-executives assignments

  • Auditor of Municipality of Huddinge (Kommunrevisionen)
  • Member of the Assembly Council Swedish Church of Huddinge.

 

Jan-Olof Brunila

Born in 1954. Board member since 2016.

In Entercard:

  • Board of Directors. Member since 2016, chair since 2020, Board Remuneration Committee since 2016.

Jan-Olof Brunila is employed by Swedbank and works in the inter-bank payments area

Board member’s independency:

  • Independent in relation to the company and the executive management, but appointed by the major shareholder Swedbank

Education:

  • MSc in Business Administration, Economics and Commercial law, Abo Akademi University School of Economics

Professional experience:

  • Swedbank since 1992

 

John Einar Kjevik

Born in 1974. Employee Representative since 2002.

In Entercard as

  • Board Member, employee representative since 2002
  • Customer Service Manager since 2005

Education

  • School of Economics, Trondheim
  • Visa Business School

Bank Specific Experience

  • Operational 20 years

Professional Experience

  • Entercard since 2000 mainly within Customer Service, but some experience
  • Within IT Operations and Finance.

 

Lena Smeby Udesen

Born in 1961. Board member since 2018.

In Entercard:

  • Board of Directors, member
  • Governance and Oversight Committee

Lena Smeby Udesen works with strategic alliances and corporate governance at Swedbank.

Board member’s independency:

  • Independent in relation to the company and the executive management, but dependent in relation to major shareholders.

Education:

  • Executive MBA, Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law

Professional experience:

  • Swedbank since 2012
  • Chief Financial Officer, Second Swedish National Pension Fund

Non-executive assignments:

  • PayEx AB, Board of Directors, member
  • Swedbank Insurance AB, Board of Directors, member
  • Swedbank Fastighetsbyrå AB, Board of Directors, chair
  • University of Gothenburg, Foundation for the Centre for Finance, Board of Directors, chair

 

Nicole Olbe

Born in 1978. Board member since 2019.

In Entercard:

  • Board of Directors, member

Nicole Olbe is the Managing Director of Payment Partnerships for Barclaycard Business. Nicole has extensive experience in the payments industry.

Board member’s independency:

  • Independent in relation to the bank and the executive management.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS)

Professional experience:

  • Managing Director of Payment Integration, Barclaycard
  • Client Sales Director, The Logic Group
  • Sales Director, Banking/FSO/Channel (Scandinavia) – VeriFone

Non-executive assignments: none other than EC

 

Olof Erlandsson

Born in 1974. Board member since 2017.

In Entercard:

  • Board of Directors, member
  • Audit committee, chair

Olof Erlandsson works with strategy and M&A related questions at Swedbank.

Board member’s independency:

  • Independent in relation to the company and the executive management, but dependent in relation to major shareholders.

Education:

  • MSc in Economics and Business, Stockholm School of Economics

Professional experience:

  • Swedbank since 2000

Non-executive assignments:

  • Sparbanken Rekarne AB

 

Tobias Griess

Born in 1968. Board member since 2018.

In Entercard:

  • Board of Directors, (Deputy Chairman)
  • Remuneration Committee

Tobias Griess is the CEO of Barclaycard Germany. He has extensive experience from senior positions within the banking industry.

Board member’s independency:

  • Independent in relation to the bank and the executive management.

Education:

  • Study of Business Administration

Professional experience:

  • Chief Commercial & Marketing Officer (Barclaycard), Head of Product & Service Management, Retail and Private Banking (Unicredit Bank AG), Global Head of Mass Market (Unicredit Group), Head of Wealth Management, EMEA (Citigroup Global Consumer Group)

Non-executive assignments: none other than EC