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.
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.