Håkon Wibstad is joining Beringer Finance as CFO/COO

May 8, 2017

Håkon Wibstad is joining Beringer Finance from Swedbank, where he recently ran the implementation of MiFID II in Swedbank Norway and a client documentation/money laundering project. He has also worked as Client Executive Wealth Management in Swedbank. Håkon starts his new position August 1st and will be part of the both the firm’s Executive Management Team as well as the Norwegian Management Group.

“We are increasing our focus on our core business; providing our know-how and experience in coupling the clients who need capital or capitalization and strategic advice, with those who have capital or strategic targets. Hiring Håkon Wibstad as a combined CFO/COO, with global responsibility for financial reporting, controlling and accounting, and local management responsibility for back and middle office as well as administration will allow senior management to focus even more on our clients”, says Einar Unhjem Johansen, Dep. CEO and Country Manager Norway.

Håkon previously spent a decade as the Managing Director for Høegh Capital Partners in Oslo and before that he was the Financial Director and Controller at Elkem and Norske Skog.

“I am very motivated and energized to start working with Beringer Finance. The fact that the company has a long history, but now is being redirected to become a global innovative Investment Bank focused on technology and growth, will create lots of challenges and opportunities. I want our team to continuously add value by understanding our business as it develops and work in an efficient, effective and compliant way.”

Håkon holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a Major in Finance, Investment and Banking from University of Wisconsin – Madison

For more information, contact:
Einar Unhjem Johansen, Dep. CEO and Country Manager Norway, +47 9911 9417
Sara Liljedal, Head of Communications Beringer Finance, +46 706 29 91 63

About us:
Beringer Finance has more than 100 years of experience as a trusted advisor within Corporate Finance and Capital Markets. We offer in-depth industry and transaction knowledge, focusing on creating long-term value for our clients in all phases of their growth and transition. Over the past 20 years Beringer Finance has completed more than 300 projects with an aggregate transaction value of more than USD 22 billion, ranging from larger cross-border transactions to smaller domestic deals. In June 2016 Beringer Finance and Fondsfinans joined forces and today has more than 80 professionals working in offices in Oslo, Stockholm, Reykjavik, Palo Alto and New York (Beringer Finance US, INC.).