About us

Elkjøp Nordic AS is part of Dixons Carphone plc, a leading multinational consumer electrical and mobile retailer and services company, employing over 42,000 people in nine countries. Together we are the market leader in the UK & Ireland, throughout the Nordics and in Greece.

Organisation

Elkjøp Nordic is by far the largest electronics retailer in the Nordic countries, with retail established in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland, in addition to franchise operations on Greenland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands.

We are part of Dixons Carphone plc, a leading multinational consumer electrical and mobile retailer and services company, employing over 42.000 people in nine countries. Together we are the market leader in the UK & Ireland, throughout the Nordics and in Greece.

UK & Ireland

Own

428

Franchise

-

Total

428

Nordics

Own

247

Franchise

169

Total

416

Greece

Own

75

Franchise

20

Total

95

Management

Erik G. Sønsterud

Chief Executive Officer, Elkjøp Nordic

Erik Sønsterud joined Elkjøp Nordic in 2017 as CFO and was appointed CEO of the company in June 2019. Sønsterud joined Elkjøp from the Møller Mobility Group and also brings extensive experience from oil services, the technology sector and business consultancy. Sønsterud earned his MSc degree in Business Administration and Economics from the Norwegian School of Management (BI) and is a certified public accountant.

Niclas Eriksson

Chain Manager / Managing Director, Elgiganten Sverige

As Managing Director for Elgiganten AB, Niclas Eriksson is responsible for all commercial activities in Sweden. He was promoted to the position in 2012, having previously held the role of Operations Manager in Sweden. Eriksson first joined the company in 1995 and has held several key positions within sales and retail management. Eriksson holds a degree in Engineering from the Norrköping Institute of Technology.

Eirik Jarl Nilssen

Franchise Director, Elkjøp Nordic

Erik Jarl Nilsen Nilssen manages the company’s franchise business, consisting of approx. 170 stores spread over five countries. Nilssen has 30 years of experience in retail operations, the last 20 of which have been with Elkjøp. Nilssen was appointed Franchise Director in 2007.

Marianne Nøkleby

Chief Transformation Officer, Elkjøp Nordic

As Chief Transformation Officer, Marianne Nøkleby is responsible for corporate strategy, business development, project management, indirect sourcing, financial services and sustainability. Nøkleby first joined Elkjøp in 1992 and has held various positions within the commercial domain. Prior to taking on her current role in 2019, she held the position of Chief Commercial Officer for 15 years. Nøkleby graduated from the Norwegian School of Management (BI).

Lill Beate Pedersen

Chief Financial Officer, Elkjøp Nordic

Lill Beate Pedersen is responsible for the Nordic finance function, which includes accounting and reporting, business analysis, performance management, business controlling, tax and treasury. She joined Elkjøp Nordic in 2020 from Atea, bringing with her 20 years of experience in finance management and business development from several industries in Norway and internationally. Pedersen holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Economics from the Norwegian School of Management (BI).

Stein Riibe

Chief of Staff, Elkjøp Nordic

Stein Riibe is responsible for human resources, PR & communications, compliance and legal activities. He joined Elkjøp in 2014 and has more than 20 years of experience in HR and organisational development from a wide range of industries, including oil services, healthcare and facility services. Riibe holds a law degree from the University of Oslo.

Peder Stedal

Chain Manager / Managing Director, Elgiganten Denmark

As Managing Director for Elgiganten AS, Peder Stedal heads all commercial operations in Denmark. Stedal first joined the group in 1996 and has held a number of positions within retail operations and commercial, both in Denmark and other European countries, including Italy, Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. Stedal was appointed to his current position in 2012.

Morten Syversen

Chief Brand & Digital Officer, Elkjøp Nordic

Morten Syversen was promoted to the position of Chief Brand & Digital Officer in 2019. He has overall responsibility for brand and marketing, including digital, insight & analytics and e-commerce activities. Syversen joined the company in 1998 and has held a number of commercial positions within the organisation at both the Nordic level and internationally. Prior to his current role, Syversen was Nordic Category Director for Computing since 2012. He holds an MSc degree in Business Administration and Economics from the Norwegian School of Management (BI).

Laura Tarkka

Chain Manager / Managing Director, Gigantti OY, Finland

As Managing Director of Gigantti OY, Laura Tarkka is responsible for all commercial activities in Finland. Tarkka joined the company in 2020 and boasts a broad leadership background that includes hospitality, healthcare services, food service and investment banking. Prior to her current role, Tarkka was CEO of the Kamp Collection Hotels. She holds an MSc degree in Engineering from the Lappeenranta University of Technology.

Fredrik Tønnesen

Chain Manager / Managing Director, Elkjøp Norway

Fredrik Tønnesen was appointed Managing Director for Elkjøp Norge AS in 2017, leading all commercial activities in Norway. Tønnesen first joined Elkjøp in 2006 and has held a number of sales and operations management positions within the company. Prior to his current role, Tønnesen was Nordic Category Director for the kitchen segment. Tønnesen holds a bachelor’s degree in Management from the Norwegian School of Management (BI).

Per Wernersson

Chief Operating Officer, Elkjøp Nordic

Per Wernersson’s responsibilities include retail operations, SC & logistics, real estate and store concepts, customer support and after-sale services, as well as the Nordic IT organisation. Wernersson joined the company in 2013 and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2015. He has worked in the retail industry since 1991 and have held leadership roles in several companies in the Nordic consumer electronics market. Prior to his current role, Wernersson was the head of Elkjøp's former business in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. He holds an MSc degree in Engineering from The Linköping Institute of Technology.

Andreas Westgaard

Chief Commercial Officer, Elkjøp Nordic

Andreas Westgaard joined Elkjøp in 2011 as the Nordic Buying Director for Consumer Electronics and was later promoted to Category Director for Consumer Electronics. He was appointed Chief Commercial Officer in October 2019, leading the cross Nordic procurement and sales organisation for B2C and B2B. Westgard has more than 25 years of industry experience, including Nordic leadership positions at LG and Sony.

Investor relations

Elkjøp Nordic AS is a part of and owned by Dixons Carphone plc, the market leader in the UK and Ireland, Nordics and Greece, and a business with strong foundations but also with a significant opportunity ahead of it. That opportunity starts with the customer and with what they think of technology.

To learn more and explore our investment strategy please visit dixonscarphone.com

Contacts

Kristian Willanger

Senior Communications Advisor, Elkjøp Nordic

Jan Christian Thommesen

Nordic Head of PR and Communications, Elkjøp Nordic