Thu, 14 Dec 2017

SAS Appoints Torbjørn Wist as EVP and CFO

SAS has appointed Torbjørn Wist as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Torbjørn Wist is a Norwegian citizen with extensive knowledge and international experience from the financial services industry and telecoms industry. He has held multiple financial leadership positions in the US, UK and Norway.

 Most recently, Torbjørn served as Group Treasurer for Telenor ASA since 2012.

In addition to his responsibilities as SAS CFO, Torbjørn Wist will also function as SAS senior representative and spokesperson in Norway.

SAS aircraft on the ground. Click to enlarge.

 Torbjørn Wist will take over the role from Göran Jansson who will assume overall responsibility for Group Strategy, SAS Growth Initiatives, aircraft fleet and strategic sourcing. In his new capacity, Göran will continue as Deputy President and member of SAS Group Management.

“I am very pleased to welcome Torbjørn to SAS. His solid financial experience , coupled with his experience from the fast-moving telecoms industry, makes him a valuable addition to SAS Group Management and our strive to further strengthen SAS in a highly competitive market. I’m also pleased that Göran Jansson, with his in-depth knowledge of SAS and the aviation industry, will continue in a new capacity to further accelerate our strategic ventures,” said CEO, Rickard Gustafson.

Torbjørn Wist will take office after SAS’ annual general shareholders meeting (AGM) in March 2018. Göran Jansson will continue in his current position until then.

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