Havard S. Abrahamsen takes up role as President and CEO of Oslo Bors

Maria Nikolova

Håvard S. Abrahamsen joins the group from his position as a partner at PwC.

Håvard S. Abrahamsen has taken up the role as the new President and CEO of Oslo Børs and Oslo Børs VPS Holding, the Exchange announces today.

Mr Abrahamsen joins the group from his position as a partner at PwC. He has been a partner at PwC since 2002, and he was Managing Director of PwC Norway between 2010 and 2018. He has also been on PwC’s Global Board for the last five years. Before joining PwC, Mr Abrahamsen spent eight years at Oslo Børs, where his preceding role was Executive Vice President, Equity Markets.

Havard Abrahamsen

Mr Abrahamsen holds a master’s degree in economics and business administration from BI Norwegian Business School and a master’s degree in accounting and auditing from the Norwegian School of Economics.

Bente A. Landsnes has been President and CEO of Oslo Børs and Oslo Børs VPS since January 2006. She wished to depart in accordance with her employment contract.

Mr Abrahamsen takes up the new role at a crucial moment for Oslo Bors as Euronext and Nasdaq are engulfed in a bidding race to acquire the share capital of Oslo Bors. Earlier in April, Euronext announced that it had received the recommendation by the Norwegian Financial Supervisory Authority (Finanstilsynet) to the Norwegian Ministry of Finance, recommending that Euronext should be approved as a suitable owner of up to 100% of the capital of Oslo Børs VPS, as applied for, without ownership or other restrictions.

Euronext now awaits final approval from the Norwegian Ministry of Finance which is the last major condition to complete the transaction.

Nasdaq is not giving up either. On April 11, 2019, Nasdaq Inc (NASDAQ:NDAQ) announced that it, through an affiliated entity, had purchased 844,071 shares in Oslo Børs VPS. The purchases were made in line with the terms of the offer as outlined on February 4, 2019, as amended by announcements on March 4 and March 25, 2019. As a result of the purchases, which were made at NOK 158 per share, equal to the Offer Price, more than 37% of Oslo Børs VPS shares are owned by Nasdaq or are subject to pre-commitments to accept the Offer.

Read this next

Technical Analysis

FTSE 100 Technical Analysis Report 16 April, 2024

FTSE 100 index can be expected to fall further toward the next support level 7760.00, former strong resistance from last year, acting as the support after it was broken this January.

Digital Assets

Cyprus keeps FTX EU license suspended until September

The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) has extended the suspension of FTX.com’s CIF license, which allowed the insolvent platform to operate throughout Europe, until September 30, 2024.

Metaverse Gaming NFT

Mon Protocol and Pixelverse Forge a Groundbreaking Partnership to Revolutionize Blockchain Gaming

Mon Protocol and Pixelverse make history in the annals of Blockchain gaming as they set up the architecture for the melding of their technologies.

Chainwire

Nimiq Pay Launch: A New Standard For Self-Custodial Crypto Payments

Nimiq, the blockchain ecosystem for payments that is designed to make cryptocurrency easy for everyone to use, has taken the first concrete steps towards its goal of becoming the world’s most widely-accepted digital asset for payments with the launch of Nimiq Pay.

Inside View, Interviews

Exclusive: GoMining’s Mark Zalan wants to democratize opportunities of Bitcoin halving

As the Bitcoin community counts down to the upcoming Bitcoin halving, Mark Zalan, CEO of GoMining, shared exclusive insights into how the company is gearing up for this pivotal event in the cryptocurrency world.

Digital Assets

Umoja Partners with Merlin Chain to Launch Revolutionary Bitcoin-Based Synthetic Dollar – USDb

Umoja, an innovative smart money protocol, has embarked on a strategic partnership with Merlin Chain, a leading Bitcoin Layer-2 network, to introduce USDb, the first Bitcoin-based, high-yield synthetic dollar.

Crypto Insider

Bybit Report Highlights Imminent Bitcoin Supply Shortage and Rising Scarcity Post-Halving

Bybit, recognized as one of the top three cryptocurrency exchanges globally in terms of trading volume, has recently published a comprehensive report highlighting the future supply constraints of Bitcoin.

blockdag

BlockDAG Outshines XRP Price Breakout and Uniswap Crypto Forecast with 20,000x ROI Potential and Teaser for Keynote on Moon

BlockDAG has become the latest sensation in the crypto world, which has taken the spotlight by storm, overshadowing even the most optimistic projections for XRP’s price breakout and Uniswap’s crypto forecast.

Digital Assets

Binance announces blockchain courses at European universities

“Education plays a pivotal role in advancing adoption and fostering opportunities as these technologies redefine our future and global economic landscape.”

<