Born 1960, resident in Bærum. Bastiansen has worked as director for the equities department in Folketrygdfondet the last 18 years until he recently retired. He now works as an independent advisor. Bastiansen has experience as stockbroker in Unibank Securities in Copenhagen and DnB Fonds in Oslo, before he started to work in Folketrygdfondet in 1995. He is a member of the Nomination Committee in Norsk Hydro, Norwegian Air Shuttle and Storebrand, and also a member and deputy chair of the Corporate Assembly in Equinor. He also has experience from several other positions such as member of the Corporate Assembly in Norsk Hydro, Det Norske Oljeselskap, DnB and Gjensidige, and member of the Nomination Committee in Mowi and Schibsted Media Group.