corporate governance

Board of Directors


Tomas Settevik has experience in both life sciences and retail and is currently an independent investor and non-exec director in several companies. He was previously CEO of Stokke, and CEO of Pronova BioPharma after serving as Vice President Pharmaceuticals and Manufacturing. Mr. Settevik has also held several senior positions – VP Northern Europe, VP Marketing and R&D, and Managing Director UK/Nordic – at Tyco Healthcare EMEA.

Mr. Settevik holds a degree from Copenhagen Business School.

Shareholding: 210 465


Espen Tidemann Jørgensen is currently Portfolio Manager of Holta Invest and Managing Director of Holta Life Sciences. He has 18 years of financial markets experience as equity analyst at DNB Markets and investor. Mr. Jørgensen was previously member of the Board of Directors at Weifa and Cortendo, and is currently board member at Decisions.

Mr. Jørgensen holds a MSc in Economics and has completed 3 years of Medicine studies at the University of Oslo.

Shareholding: 17 000


Kari Krogstad has more than 25 years of experience from the biomedical industry, from commercial leadership roles within the pharma, biotech and medtech sectors. Ms. Krogstad has held her current role as President and CEO at Medistim ASA since 2009. She was previously General Manager at Invitrogen Dynal.

Ms. Krogstad holds a Cand. Scient. degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Oslo as well as a Business degree from IHM Business School.

Shareholding: 2 325


Monika Neuman has 20 years of experience from the diagnostics industry, currently holding a position as Managing Director for Sarstedt Group in the Nordics. She has previously had several international and commercial leadership roles like Head of Sales, EMEA , and VP Global Business Management. During the past 4 years, Ms. Neuman has been working at Siemens Healthineers Laboratory Diagnostics headquarters in Tarrytown, NY, where she was closely collaborating with R&D, Manufacturing, Marketing, and Customer Service to set a successful strategy for launch and implementation of a new product portfolio on the global IVD market.

Ms. Neuman holds a MSc degree in Biochemistry and a PhD degree in Clinical Bacteriology from Medical Faculty at Göteborg University in Sweden.

Shareholding: 800


Fredrik Thoresen is a partner in Andenaesgruppen where he joined in 2021. Prior to joining Andenaesgruppen, Mr. Thoresen worked as a Portfolio Manager at Storebrand Asset Management and as an Equity Research Analyst at SEB. Mr. Thoresen has also previous buy- and sell-side experience from DNB and Sector Asset Management.

Mr. Thoresen has an MBA in International Business from Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Monterey, California and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Economics from Augustana University, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Shareholding: 28 160


Kjersti Grimsrud is currently President and COO of Infusion care at Convatec plc, where she has spent the last 5 years. She has over 30 years’ experience in MedTech and IVD companies with roles in science, operations and commercial in Axis-Shield ASA and Alere Inc./Abbott, where she last held the position of VP Commercial EME (Europe Middle East)  and International (APAC). Ms Grimsrud served as a board member of Biotec Pharmacon (now ArcticZymes technologies) from 2011 to 2015.

Ms. Grimsrud holds a master’s degree in biotechnology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim.

IR Contact

Njaal Kind
CFO, Gentian Diagnostics ASA
+47 91906525