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Rolv Erik Ryssdal
Anne Mette HavaasFeb 2, 2023 2:03:00 PM1 min read

Rolv Erik Ryssdal - Chairperson in Spir Group ASA

Rolv Erik Ryssdal is elected as new chairperson of the company's board of directors in an extraordinary General Meeting 24. November 2022. All resolutions in the extraordinary General Meeting were made in accordance with the proposals, including the name change from Sikri Holding ASA to Sikri Group ASA.

Rolv Erik Ryssdal is a Norwegian citizen, living in Oslo, Norway. He has spent more than 30 years with Schibsted and later Adevinta. He was managing director of Aftonbladet from 1999 to 2005 and held the same position in VG (Verdens Gang) from 2005 to 2008. He became CEO in Schibsted in 2009 and held that position until 2018 when he became CEO of Adevinta, spun out of Schibsted. He led Adevinta's IPO in 2019 and the acquisition of eBay Classifieds Group in 2021, making Adevinta the largest international classifieds company globally. He stepped down from the position as CEO of Adevinta in August this year.

During his tenure as CEO in Schibsted, and later Adevinta, the companies focused on growth and on scaling the Scandinavian business models globally. Schibsted developed from a strong regional player to a global leader in online classifieds. As CEO of publicly listed companies for 13 years, Ryssdal has extensive experience from international capital markets.

Ryssdal has a Master of Science degree from Norwegian School of Management (siviløkonom) and an MBA from Insead in France.

The board of Spir Group ASA: 

  • Rolv Erik Ryssdal, chairperson
  • Jens Rugseth, board member
  • Sigrun Hansen Syverud, board member
  • Preben Rasch-Olsen, board member
  • Martine Drageset, board member

Minutes of Extraordinary General Meeting


Sikri Holding Interim report Q3 2022


Anne Mette Havaas

Head of Strategy Public