Former NBIM CEO Yngve Slyngstad to leave bank

The former CEO of Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), which is responsible for the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), is to leave the bank.

Slyngstad is leaving to join Aker ASA, where he will build up the capital management organisation. He was CEO of NBIM for 13 years, and prior to that he built and led the fund’s equity management organisation through the first 10 years after Norges Bank’s capital management organisation was established in 1998.

“I have been very fortunate to have participated in building the Norwegian sovereign wealth fund. Its value has increased more than a hundredfold since we established the capital management organisation in 1998. The fund will remain one of the most important foundations for the Norwegian society laid down by our generation,” Slyngstad said.

“I was pleased to pass on the baton to Nicolai Tangen in September last year, and I will always cheer on from the side-line. When I now start building up a new asset management organisation, what I will miss the most are the extraordinary people who manage the fund in such a professional and trustworthy manner.”

Current CEO, Nicolai Tangen, said Slyngstad had been “instrumental” in the development of NBIM.

“I am truly grateful that he continued in the fund after stepping down as CEO in order to help my transition and to teach me the tricks of the trade. I am thrilled that he is staying in Norway to help expand the asset management industry based here,” Tangen said.

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