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.