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Group Leadership Team

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Rolf Thore Roppestad
Chief Executive Officer

Rolf Thore Roppestad has been Gard CEO since January 2014. Prior to this, he was jointly responsible for the Gard group's Underwriting activities.

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Bjørnar Andresen
Bjørnar Andresen is the group’s Chief Underwriting Officer. He oversees the group’s underwriting activities worldwide.

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Line Dahle
Line Dahle is the group’s Chief Customer Officer. She oversees the Loss Prevention department, Sustainable Business, Customer Support, Analytics, the Product Team, CX and Communication.


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Kristian Dalene
Kristian Dalane is the group’s Chief Investment Officer. He oversees Investments and Reinsurance, as well as being Managing Director in Gard’s Bermuda office.

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Christen Guddal
Christen Guddal is the group’s Chief Claims Officer, overseeing the group’s various Claims departments. He also oversees the Managing Directors in Gard's regional offices.

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Lars Lislegard-Bækken
Lars Lislegard-Bækken is the group’s Chief Operating Officer. He oversees the Group Legal department, Strategy Realisation, Human Resources, Corporate Relations, Industry Liaison as well as Property & Service.

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Christian Pritchard-Davies

Christian Pritchard-Davies is the group’s Chief Financial Officer. He oversees the Finance department as well as Gard’s Technology department.


Torunn Biller White
Torunn Biller White is the group’s Chief Risk Officer. She oversees Risk Management, Actuary & Risk, Capital, Compliance & Quality Management. In addition, Torunn is Managing Director of Gard’s Oslo office.