Management Team

The people of B2KAPITAL are the cornerstone of its successful operations, being a source that creates value and develops the skills that ensure our competitive edge in what we do.


Our key principles include meritocracy, transparency and equal opportunities. The selection, the training and the development of our people are based both on our business needs, as well as on the values and the vision of B2KAPITAL.


B2KAPITAL is governed by the following Board of Directors:


George Christoforou (Vice President & CEO)

Danckert Mellbye (Group Chief Organisation & Improvement Officer)

Olav Dalen Zahl (Group Chief Executive Officer, Νon Executive Member)

Erik Just Johnsen (Group Chief Financial Officer, Non Executive Member)

J.Harald Henriksen (Group Chief Compliance Officer, Non Executive Member)


Finance professional with a large tenure as an insolvency practioner. Gathered an all-around operational and financial restructuring experience during the last 17 years and has managed several Corporate Finance and Turnaround projects while being a Senior Manager of Kantor Management Consultants CFA team. Possesses deep understanding of the Banking industry having served for almost 2 years as Sanctioning Manager in Greece and for almost 7 years as CEO for Bank of Cyprus in Romania. Following his tenure in the banking system, he acquired solid experience in Portfolio Reviews and participated as Advisor in the sale tenders for material portfolios in Greece and Romania. In parallel he advised certain Banks during the Asset Quality Review project of the four systemic institutions in Greece (ECB stress test), while subsequently managed the Loans Portfolio Review of the Cooperative Banks of Greece. Recently he led the portfolios recoveries in the Greek Special liquidation entity as a General Manager. He holds BSc and MSc from City University and MBA from London Business School.

George Christoforou

Vice President & CEO

Joined B2Holding ASA in July 2017.
Mr. Mellbye has broad executive management experience within finance and industry from Nordea, Jordan and Frionor, and as an independent advisor. Main fields of work have been Restructuring, IT, HR and business development both locally and internationally.
Law degree from the University of Oslo. Mr. Mellbye is also a trained Officer from the Norwegian National Guard and Coastal Artillery.

Danckert Mellbye

Chief Organisation & Improvement Officer

Mr. Olav Dalen Zahl is the Group Chief Executive Officer since 2006. With a heavy background in banking, Mr. Zahl has held positions of increased responsibility in financial institutions, before becoming CEO at Sperenbanken NOR in 1996. Mr. Zahl holds a M.Sc. (Econ) from Norges Handelshoyskole NHH.

Olav Dalen Zahl

Group Chief Executive Officer
Νon Executive Member

Mr. Erik Just Johnsen has been appointed Chief Financial Officer at B2HOLDING ASA, effective as of January 16, 2017. He has previously been Chief Group Controller since April 2013. Mr. Johnsen held various positions in Orkla Finans and Elkem before operating Erling Johnsen AS from 1992 to 2000. He later acted as CFO in Northstar Ind. Inc. and Marine Subsea. He holds Bachelor of Business Administration with major in Finance from the University of Wisconsin and MBA with major in Finance from the University of Chicago.

Erik Just Johnsen

Group Chief Financial Officer
Non Executive Member

Joined B2Holding in Jan 2015, held the position of CFO until 15 January 2017.
Mr. Henriksen held various controller positions in Elkem ASA and Poseidon AS and CFO positions in I M Skaugen ASA, Actinor Shipping ASA, Aktiv Kapital ASA and in shipping investment portfolios under ABG Sundal Collier ASA.
MSc from Norwegian School of Economics.

Jens Harald Henriksen

Group Chief Compliance Officer
Non Executive Member