Gunn Wærsted served as Group Executive Vice President, Global Head of Wealth Management and member of Group Executive Management for Nordea AB until January 2016. She also held the position as CEO for Nordea Bank Norway until the same date.
During her career she has held a number of senior executive positions within banking, wealth management and insurance incl CEO of SpareBank1 and Head of the SpareBank1 alliance, Group Executive Vice President of DNB and CEO of Vital Forsikring. In 1987 she was heading up the launch of the first money market funds in Norway as CEO of Nevi Investor.
Since 2016 Gunn has embarked upon a career as non-executive board member, and her directorships include Chair of the Board of of directors of Telenor ASA, Chair of the Board of directors of Petoro AS, member of the board of directors of Fidelity International Ltd, member of the board of directors of Nationwide Building Society (UK) as well as member of the board of directors of Saferoad Holding AS. She has previously held a number of board positions including Chair of the Board of Ferd Holding AS , BI Norwegian School of Business and member of the Board of Statoil (now Equinor), Statkraft and Kreftforeningen (Norwegian Cancer Association).
She graduated from BI Norwegian School of Business as Siviløkonom