Finn Hvistendahl

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Finn Arild Hvistendahl (born 12 February 1942) is a Norwegian businessperson.

He graduated as in 1964, and worked in Norsk Hydro from 1966 to 1968, in Dyno Industrier from 1968 to 1971 and again in Norsk Hydro from 1971 to 1991. He was then CEO of Den norske Bank from 1991 to 1998. He was chairman of the board of Orkla from 2000 to 2001 and the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway from 2002.[1] He was sacked in Den norske Bank, and received a golden parachute of 10,800,000 kr.[2]

He is a fellow of the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences.[3]


  1. ^ "Finn Arild Hvistendahl". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. 2007. Retrieved 19 November 2010. 
  2. ^ Haugan, Bjørn; et al. (6 May 1998). "Sparket DnB-sjef til VG: jeg ble sjokkert". VG (in Norwegian). p. 10. 
  3. ^ "Medlemmer: HVISTENDAHL, Finn A" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences. Retrieved 29 November 2012. 
Business positions
Preceded by
Egil Gade Greve
Chief executive officer of Den norske Bank
Succeeded by
Svein Aaser
Preceded by
Åge Korsvold
Chair of the Orkla Group
Succeeded by
Tom Ruud