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Board of Directors

TOMAS SETTEVIK
CHAIR OF THE BOARD

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.

ESPEN TIDEMANN JØRGENSEN
BOARD MEMBER

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.

KARI E. KROGSTAD
BOARD MEMBER

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.

SUSANNE STUFFERS
BOARD MEMBER

Susanne Stuffers is currently managing partner of P53 Invest AS. Previously she was an equity analyst with Arctic Securities covering the healthcare sector, and management consultant at EY. Ms. Suffers has held medical and commercial roles at Novartis and has had clinical practice as a resident in oncology at OUS Ullevål.

Ms. Stuffers holds an M.D. degree from the Erasmus University Rotterdam and a PhD in cancer biomedicine from the Norwegian Radium Hospital.

TOMAS KRAMAR
BOARD MEMBER

Mr. Kramar has more than 40 years of experience from the diagnostic industry including Siemens, Abbott and Roche Diagnostics. Mr. Kramar has held several senior positions like Global Business Manager, Business Director and CEO, as well as being a founding partner in the Kramar Group. In addition, Mr. Kramar has held several board positions over the years.

Mr. Kramar holds an MSc degree in Chemistry from the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University in Sweden.

MONIKA NEUMAN
BOARD MEMBER

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.

FREDRIK THORESEN
BOARD MEMBER

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.

FRANK FRANTZEN
BOARD MEMBER

Frank Frantzen has more than 35 years of experience from the diagnostic industry. He has served as principal scientist and has directed larger R&D units in the international IVD companies Axis-Shield, Alere and Abbott. Mr. Frantzen left his Senior Director R&D position at Abbott in 2021 and is currently serving as Chief Technology Officer in CardiNor AS.

Mr. Frantzen holds a master’s degree in chemistry and a PhD in chemistry/biotechnology/IVD-technology, both from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim.

Management

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Hilja Ibert
CEO

25+ years’ experience from the international diagnostic industry, including VP International DiagnosticSolutions at Hologic and senior positions within Becton Dickinson and bioMerieux. She was previously the CEO formiDiagnostics in Belgium.

Dr. Ibert holds a PhD degree in Nutrition Science from the University of Bonn, Germany.

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Erling Sundrehagen
CSO

Erling Sundrehagen, co-founder of Gentian, holds 25 int. patents. He has headed the development of a dozen diagnostic products, creating businesses with NOK 1bn+ revenue. Dr. Sundrehagen held management positions in Axis-Shield, Axis Biochemicals and Axis Research.

Dr. Sundrehagen is dr.med. & cand.real from University of Oslo, Norway.

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Njaal Kind
CFO & COO

20+ years experience and extensive track-record from financial management and reporting, corporate governance and Investor Relations. Mr. Kind has served as the CFO for TiZir, UK, Business Analyst in Eramet Comilog Manganese, France, and Investment Director in Tinfos.

Mr. Kind holds a MSc from BI Norwegian Business School.

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Torsten Knüttel
VP R&D

18+ years’ experience from the diagnostic industry and commercial supply chain. His background includes OEM/B2B business development at Thermo Fisher Scientific and development and production at GE Healthcare.

Mr. Knüttel holds a PhD in Chemistry from the Leibniz University Hannover, Germany.

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Aleksandra Havelka
VP Clinical Affairs

Extensive experience in laboratory medicine. She was previously Biochemist and Unit Manager at Karolinska University Laboratory, with research focusing on biomarkers for inflammation and infection.

Dr. Havelka holds a PhD in Experimental Oncology from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Markus Jaquemar
VP Global Sales

30+ years experience in life science and diagnostics commercialisation and marketing. He held marketing, sales and business management positions at Beckman Coulter, Agilent Technologies and Becton Dickinson. 

Mr Jaquemar holds a Master’s degree in Biology from Vienna University, Austria.

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Anne-Mette Horsrud Akre
VP QA & RA

20+ years of pharma industry experience, including production of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, quality management and assurance and management positions at GE Healthcare and Fresenius Kabi.

Ms. Horsrud Akre holds a Msc in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Trondheim, Norway.

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Jack Andreassen
VP BD

20+ years of experience from sales, market and business development from the global diagnostics industry. He was previously Associate Director, Global Market Development for OEM at Thermo Fisher.

Mr. Andreassen holds a Msc in Chemistry, Biochemistry/Molecular Biology from the University of Oslo, Norway

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