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 Currys, 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.
Fredrik Tønnesen was appointed Chief Executive Officer for Elkjøp Nordic in March 2023, coming from the position as Chief Commercial Officer f 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 COO at Elkjøp Nordic and Chain Manager / Managing Director at Elkjøp Norway. Tønnesen holds a bachelor’s degree in Management from the Norwegian School of Management(BI).
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.
Marianne Gade Gørbitz joined Elkjøp Nordic in 2021 as CIO. Marianne joined Elkjøp from the Norwegian cruise and ferry company Color Line and she has extensive experience from leadership positions in IT in Statoil and Norsk Hydro and has hold management roles in IBM and EDB Business Partner. Marianne earned her Master of Management degree from the Norwegian School of Management (BI).
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 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.
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 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).
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.
Thomas Hegerlund was appointed Chief Operating Officer for Elkjøp Nordic in March 2023. Hegerlund has an extensive Elkjøp background, working in the company since 1997. He has held several management positions both in Elkjøp Norway and Elkjøp Nordic. Some of his previous positions has been Store Manager, Sales Manager, Sales Director and Category Director. Prior to COO, he was Category Director for our biggest category Computing/Gaming.
Elkjøp Nordic AS is a part of and owned by Currys, 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.
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