Our Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors consists of four members; three independent/external including one adjunct board member, and one partner representative.
Board Chairman – Peter Hansson (independent)
Peter Hansson is an independent board member of Nordkinn. With an industry experience of more than 25 years within the institutional investor community, Mr. Hansson brings a specific asset owner perspective into Nordkinn.
Mr. Hansson is former CEO of SPK Sparinstitutens Pensionskassa (the Pension Insurance Company for Swedish savings banks), a position he held from 2005 until 2018. Prior, he was CFO of SPK from 1993. In his capacity as CEO of SPK, he was engaged in Tjänstepensionsförbundet (Association for Swedish workplace pension schemes) as board member, chairman and its Swedish representative in PensionsEurope, which governs the interests of all national associations of funded pensions across Europe.
Besides Nordkinn, Mr. Hansson sits on the board of Första AP-fonden (AP1) and chairs the Investment Committee of Barncancerfonden (Swedish Childhood Cancer Fund).
Mr. Hansson studied Economics and Business Administration at Stockholm University.
Board member – Tor Bechmann (independent)
Tor Bechmann is an independent board member of Nordkinn. He is an attorney-at-law and partner at Advokatfirmaet Wiersholm AS in Norway. With 20+ years industry experience, he is a specialist within M&A transactions and commercial law in particular.
Before joining Wiersholm, he worked for law firm Tenden ANS, Wikborg, Rein & Co., the Oslo Stock Exchange and PWC in Oslo and London.
Besides Nordkinn, Mr Bechmann is member of the board at NRP Procurator AS.
Mr. Bechmann holds a Master’s Degree in Law from Oslo University in Norway from 1997.
Adjunct Board member – Emma Ihre (independent), Investor Ombudsman
Emma Ihre is Investor Ombudsman at Nordkinn and an independent adjunct board member representing the interests of Nordkinn’s investors. She has been specialising in sustainability in the financial markets since 1998.
Ms. Ihre is Head of Sustainability at Embracer Group. Prior, she served as Head of Sustainability at Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå AB, Head of Sustainable Business at the Swedish Ministry of Finance and was responsible for integrating sustainability into the governance of state-owned companies, as well as Head of Engagement at Ethix SRI Advisors.
Besides Nordkinn, Ms. Ihre is Deputy Chairman of the Board of Seventh AP Fund (AP7), Board Member of the Board of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and Advisory Board Member at Lund Institute for Sustainability Impact.
Ms. Ihre has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business Administration from Stockholm University from 1998.
Board member – Erik Eidolf, Chief Executive Officer
Erik Eidolf is one of the founding partners and CEO of Nordkinn. He has been engaged in the hedge fund industry since 1998.
Prior to Nordkinn Mr. Eidolf founded Harcourt Investment Consulting AG’s Nordic business, with dual objective to cover research on locally based hedge funds as well as business development. During 2011 – 2012 Mr. Eidolf was Chairman for UN PRI’s work steam on hedge funds promoting increased governance, transparency and responsibility with the hedge fund industry.
Mr. Eidolf holds a Master’s Degree in Economics and Business Administration from Umeå University in Sweden from 1999.