Board of Directors

Board of Directors


Tomas Settevik has experience in both life sciences and retailing, and is currently an independent investor and non-exec director in several companies. He was the CEO of Stokke AS (2010-15), and CEO of Pronova BioPharma ASA after serving as Vice President Pharmaceuticals and Manufacturing (2004-2009). 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 (acquired by Medtronic) (1992-2003).

Mr. Settevik holds a degree from Copenhagen Business School.


Espen Tidemann Jørgensen is currently Portfolio Manager of Holta Invest AS and Managing Director of Holta Life Sciences AS, the largest shareholder in Gentian Diagnostics. He has 18 years of experience from financial markets as equity analyst at DNB Markets and portfolio manager at Holta Invest. Mr. Jørgensen has previously been a member of the Board of Directors at Weifa ASA and Cortendo (now Strongbridge BioPharma). He is currently a board member at Decisions AS in addition to Gentian Diagnostics

Mr. Jørgensen holds a Master’s degree in Economics and has completed 3 years of Medicine studies at the University of Oslo.


Ingrid Teigland Akay is a life science investor and medical doctor. Over the last decade she has invested into and worked with portfolio companies in the healthcare sector across Europe, US and Asia. She has previously served as a Senior Investment Manager at Inventages in London. Ms. Akay also has broad clinical experience in internal medicine and surgery at Scandinavian and UK hospitals. Today she is Managing Partner of Hadean Ventures, a life science investment firm with a focus on the Nordics.

Ms. Akay holds a medical degree from Medizinische Hochschule Hannover and an MBA in Finance from London Business School.


Kari Krogstad has more than 25 years of experience from the biomedical industry, from commercial leadership roles within the pharma, biotech and medtech sectors. She has worked for Dynal Biotech, where she has led Invitrogen Dynal in the role as General Manager after the acquisition from Invitrogen in 2005. Ms. Krogstad has held her current role as President and CEO at Medistim ASA since 2009.

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 is currently managing partner of P53 Invest AS. Previously she has worked with Arctic Securities as an equity analyst covering the healthcare sector (2015-2018). Ms. Stuffers has experience from management consultancy in health care and life sciences (EY, 2014 – 2015) and from both medical and commercial roles in the pharmaceutical industry (Novartis, 2011 – 2014). In addition, she also has clinical practice as a resident in oncology (OUS Ullevål, 2010-2011).

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


Mr. Vatne is the principal and owner of Vatne Capital, a family office investing in financial assets and real estate. He has extensive experience from the real estate sector, primarily from Søylen Eiendom, a leading Oslo based real estate company which he co‐founded in 2004. Prior to Søylen Eiendom, Mr. Vatne was a Partner and stock broker in Pareto Securities. Mr. Vatne also serves as board member of the listed companies Solon Eiendom ASA and Self Storage Group ASA. Vatne Equity, a subsidiary of Vatne Capital AS and associated companies currently own 14.49% of the outstanding shares in Gentian Diagnostics AS. 


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.