Board Members

Bluestep Bank has six Members of the Board, who all have long and broad experiences within banking and financial services.

Chairman of the Board and the Remuneration Committee, member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee

Jayne Almond

Born 1957. Board Member and Chairman of the Board since 2022.

Principal education

MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from St. Hilda’s College, Oxford. 

Other on-going principal assignments

Chairman of the Board of Bluestep Holding AB, Board Member of Arbuthnot Latham.

Previous assignments

Senior partner LEK Consulting; Managing Director of European Internet Banking, Group Marketing Director and Director of Retail Banking strategy Lloyds TSB; Managing Director Barclays mortgage business; CEO and Chair of Stonehaven a specialist equity release company: Chairman Butterfield UK.

Member of the Board 

Rolf Stub

Born 1963. Board Member since 2020. 

Principal education

Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of San Francisco, Master of International Management from American Graduate School of International Management, Arizona – USA. 

Other on-going principal assignments

Board member of Bluestep Holding AB, Chairman of the Board of Eiendomsfinans AS, Eiendomsfinans Drift AS and Nstart AB. 

Previous assignments

CEO and Head of Strategy & Business Development at Bluestep Bank AB, Board member of Bluestep Bank AB and Bluestep Holding AB, CEO of Aktiv Kapital ASA and Olympia Capital ASA.

Member of the Board and the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee

Julia Ehrhardt

Born 1980. Board Member since 2021. 

Principal education

Engineering Physics Majoring in Financial Mathematics at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH).

Other on-going principal assignments

Board Member of Bluestep Holding AB, Nstart AB and DNA (non-profit organization). Chief Treasury & Business Enabler of Gilion AB.

Previous assignments

Chief Retail Banking and Business Development Office at Hoist Finance, Head of Debt Investor Relations and Rating at SEB.

Member of the Board and Chairman of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee

Christopher Rees

Born 1972. Board Member since 2023. 

Principal education

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) M.Sc. (Econ) Accounting & Finance & B.Sc. (Econ) Economics. Université Paul Valéry – Montpellier III.

Other on-going principal assignments

Board Member of Bluestep Holding AB and Hoist Finance AB (publ). Council Member of the Seerave Foundation. Director of Kalix Capital UK Ltd. 

Previous assignments

Group CFO and Member of Group Executive Management Nordea Bank AB, Co-Head of Debt Capital Markets and Risk Solutions Group EMEA, Barclays Investment Bank. Executive Director, Global Capital Markets, Morgan Stanley. Strategic Solutions Group, Merrill Lynch.

Member of the Board and the Remuneration Committee

Vesa Koskinen

Born 1973. Board Member since 2023. 

Principal education

M.Sc. (Econ.) degree with a major in Finance, Helsinki School of Economics.

Other on-going principal assignments

Board Member of Bluestep Holding AB, Desotec, BioGaia, Oterra and Kirva Holding Oy. Partner at EQT Partners and Board Member of EQT Partners OY.  

Previous assignments

Member of the Board of Directors of, among others, Vitrolife, Igenomix, Musti Group, Karo Pharma and Terveystalo.

Member of the Board and the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee

Christian Shin Høegh Andersen

Born 1985. Board Member since 2023. 

Principal education

MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.Sc. in Business Administration & Economics from Copenhagen Business School. 

Other on-going principal assignments

Board Member of Bluestep Holding AB and BC MidCo PTE Ltd. Partner at EQT Partners.

Previous assignments

Management Consulting at McKinsey & Company.