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Senior Management

The Senior Management team is responsible for the everyday operations at Bluestep Bank. The team consists of eight members, all with a specialized skillset. To know more about each member of the Senior Management team please see below.

Björn Lander

Chief Executive Officer

Born: 1975

 

Employed: 2019

 

In current position since: 2019

 

Education: Business administration Mid Sweden university

 

Previous roles: President Business area OCP at Bauer Media, CEO Zmarta group, CEO Webguidepartner, CFO Highlight Media, Group controller Modern Times Group.

 

 

Pontus Sardal

Chief Financial Officer

 

Born: 1967


Employed: 2021


In current position since: 2021


Education: BSc Business Administration and Economics


Previous roles: CFO Ikano Bank, CFO and Deputy CEO Hoist Finance, various CFO positions at SEB.

Christian Marker

Chief Legal Officer

 

Born: 1979

 

Employed: 2005

 

In current position since: 2005

 

Education: Master in Commercial and Business Law Linköping University

 

Previous roles: Various roles within mortgage lending at SBAB.

 

 

Karin Jenner

Chief Human Resource Officer

 

Born: 1982

 

Employed: 2014

 

In current position since: 2014

 

Education: Bachelor of Social Science Uppsala University

 

Previous roles: Acting HR Director and HR Manager Teleperformance Nordic, HR Specialist FMV, Business Manager Proffice.

 

 

Mia Lund Hanusek

Chief Marketing Officer

 

Born: 1975


Employed: 2020


In current position since: 2020


Education: Master of Science in International Business from School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Exchange studies at ESSEC Business School, Paris, France.


Previous roles: Board member at MM Sports. Marketing Director at MediaMarkt and INDISKA. Brand management consultant at Lynxeye. Management consultant at McKinsey.

 

 

Sarmad Jawady

Chief Commercial Officer, Sweden

 

Born: 1984

Employed: 2007

In current position since: 2021

Education: High School (Gymnasial utbildning), Business and Administration program

 

Previous roles: Head of Mortgage Center, Head of Product & Process, Strategy and Business Development, Head of Partner and Relations, Business Owner Equity Release at Bluestep Bank.

 

 

Erik Walberg Olstad

Chief Commercial Officer & Branch Manager, Norway

Name: Erik Walberg Olstad

Born: 1987

Employed: 2012

In current position since: 2017

Education: BSc Business from Oslo School of Management

Previous roles: Customer consultant at DNB, Head of Customer Support, Head of Customer Center at Bluestep Bank.

 

 

Petri Matikainen

Chief Commercial Officer & Branch Manager, Finland

 

Born: 1976


Employed: 2019


In current position since: January 2021


Education: M.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration from Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki Finland


Previous roles: Country Manager at GCC Capital Finland Branch, Consumer Lending Manager at Avida Finans, Chief Risk Analyst and Head of Underwriting at Nordax Bank, Product Manager at TF Bank, Risk Analyst and Senior Underwriter at Nordax Bank, Underwriter at Citibank.