Esben Smistad

Board member - employee representative


10 May, 2023


0 as of 31 December 2022

Year of birth, residence

Born 1985, Norwegian citizen and resident in Oslo

Term of office

Elected 10 May 2023 for a period of up to two years.



Esben Smistad joined Telenor Norway, Business in 2007 as technical customer support agent for large enterprise and managed services. He has served as a full-time union representative since 2015. Smistad was also a member of the Board of Directors for Telenor ASA in the period 2019-2021 and has previously served on the board of directors of Telenor Norge AS. Smistad also served a period on the Corporate Assembly of Telenor ASA. Before joining Telenor, he was an employer and a franchise owner of a convenience store. He studies labor law at AOF.

Other directorships

Member of the national executive board of the Norwegian Electrician and IT workers union, and treasurer of the regional branch. He is also the chair of the ICT-branch and convener of Electrician and IT workers union in Telenor.


Realkompetanse, Forsøksgymnaset in Oslo and Waldorf School of Trondheim.