About us

We move the Self Storage industry forward

Customer Service
Cost leadership
Automation

Our Group focuses on lean operations and automations. At the same time we aspire to offer industry leading customer service.

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“Our goal is to be the preferred self-storage provider in Scandinavia and generate profitability and return to our shareholders”

Management

Fabian Emil Søbak

CEO

Mr. Søbak co‐founded OK Minilager AS together with his father, Gustav Søbak, in 2009. Since then he has held the position as Chief Executive Officer, and following the acquisition of City Self‐Storage in 2016, he has served as the Chief Executive officer of the combined company. Mr. Søbak is a Norwegian citizen, and resides in Oslo.

Cecilie M. Brænd Hekneby

CFO

Mrs. Hekneby joined City Self‐Storage in 2015 and has following the acquisition of City Self‐Storage held the position as Chief Financial Officer for the Group. Prior to this, she held the positions as Group Controller in Color Line and Project Manager and Financial Controller in Posten Norge. Mrs. Hekneby holds a Master degree from Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH). Mrs. Hekneby is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Oslo.

Isak Larsson

General Manager CSS

Mr. Larsson has held the position as country manager for Norway and Sweden since 2011. He also became country manager for Denmark in 2017. He has 11 years of experience from the self storage industry. Mr. Larsson holds a Bachelor degree in Industrial Marketing from Högskolan in Kristianstad, Sweden. Mr. Larsson is a Swedish citizen, and resides in Oslo.

Ole Tidemann Røine

Property Manager

Mr. Røine started as Property Manager in Self Storage Group in august 2019. Prior to this he worked as Manager for maintenance and operations in Studentsamskipnaden SiO, and has also experience as project leader of construction projects. Mr Røine holds a Bachelor degree in Management from Norwegian Business School BI, and has education from Norwegian Military Accademy. Mr. Røine is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Oslo.

Board

Steven Skaar

Chairman

Steven Skaar is a Senior Managing Director at Centerbridge Partners, where he leads the firm’s European real estate investing activities. Prior to joining Centerbridge, Steven led the opportunistic real estate investments team in Europe at Brookfield Asset Management where he was involved in a wide range of corporate and asset acquisitions, including the acquisition of Center Parcs UK, Gazeley and the Interhotels Group. Prior to Brookfield, Steven spent 10 years at Citigroup, most recently as a Director for Citi Property Investors. Steven holds an MBA, with distinction, from Cornell University and a degree in Finance from the University of Utah. He is a US and UK citizen and resides in London.

Gustav Søbak

Board member

Mr. Søbak has held the position as Chief Operating Officer for the group since the acquisition of City Self‐Storage in 2016. Mr. Søbak has more than 30 years of experience in the real estate sector. Before he cofounded OK Minilager he built up a parking company which he eventually sold to a Norwegian subsidiary of Apcoa. He is a Norwegian citizen, and resides in Norway.

Yvonne Litsheim Sandvold

Board member

Ms. Sandvold is the Chief Operating Officer of Frognerbygg AS, and has extensive experience from the Norwegian real estate industry. Ms Sandvold currently serves on the board of directors of Oslo Børs listed company Aqualis ASA as well as several private companies. She holds a degree in psychology from the University of Oslo. Ms Sandvold is a Norwegian citizen, and resides in Norway.

Ingrid Elvira Leisner

Board member

Ms. Leisner has previously worked as Head of Portfolio Management for Electric Power in Statoil Norge AS. She also has a background as a trader of different oil and gas products in her 15 years in Statoil ASA. Ms. Leisner holds a Bachelor of Business degree (Siviløkonom) with honors from the University of Texas at Austin. She has served on the board of several companies listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and is currently on the board of directors of Spectrum ASA, TechStep ASA and Maritime and Merchant ASA.  Ms. Leisner is a Norwegian citizen, and resides in Oslo.

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