Came to KBN in 2014 from position as director of Norges Bank's secretariat and has previously worked as IT Director of NBIM (the Norwegian oil fund) and administration director of in the department for monetary policy in Norges Bank. Bache holds an MBA from the Norwegian Business School (BI).
Birkeland heads both Treasury and Funding & IR, and started working for KBN in August of 2017. Previously, he held the position as Finance Director with the insurer Storebrand, where he has been employed for two periods (first from 1998-2006 and then from 2010-2017). In-between he worked as a researcher at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration. Birkeland also received his Ph.D. in Economics from this institution – placed in his hometown of Bergen.
Heads Organization and Strategy. Started working for KBN in September 2017. He previously held the position as Chief of Staff for The National Security Authority (NMS). Hatlem has also been Head of HR at NMS. He has experience as Chief of HR and Organizational Development in media companies such as Egmont and Schibsted, along with positions as Sales- and Marketing Director in Schibsted and Aftenposten. Hatlem has studied at Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), University of Bergen (UiB) and holds a Master’s degree from Norwegian School of Management (BI).