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Ann-Tove Kongsnes, Chair

Ann-Tove Kongsnes is an Investment Director at Investinor AS. Kongsnes has over her career gained extensive experience form investments, development, M&A, IPO’s and exits of technology companies. Prior to this, she worked for 7 years with international marketing, and was formerly a Director of Marketing and Operations. Kongsnes has extensive board experience, and currently serves on the boards of 6 of Investinor’s portfolio companies in addition to 4 Chair/member seats in Nomination Committees. She holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from HIB and took the Advanced Program in Corporate Finance at NHH.

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Appointed: December 2011

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Grethe Viksaas, Board member, Independent

Grethe Viksaas has a long career from the Northern European managed service provider Basefarm AS. First as founder and CEO, and later as executive chair and member of the board of directors. Prior to Basefarm, Ms Viksaas served as CEO for SOL System AS and in several management positions in IT companies. She has experience from numerous board positions, including Telenor ASA. She is currently a non-executive director on the boards of Link Mobility Group Holding ASA and Crayon Group Holding ASA. She also serves as Chair of the Board in No Isolation AS and Farmforce AS. Ms Viksaas has a master's degree in computer science from the University of Oslo.

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Appointed: June 2018

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Svenn-Tore Larsen, Board member, Independent

Mr. Larsen is an Electronic Engineer from the University of Strathclyde, UK. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Nordic Semiconductor in February 2002. Mr. Larsen has broad international experience in the semiconductor business, previously as Director for the Nordic region for Xilinx Inc. He has also been working at Philips Semiconductor.

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Appointed: May 2019

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Dr. Juha Alakarhu, Board member, Independent

Juha Alakarhu is the VP of Imaging at Axon in Tampere, Finland. He runs the Axon R&D office in Finland and is responsible for the imaging system for Axon camera products. Dr Alakarhu’s entire career has been devoted to developing cameras. Before joining Axon in 2018, he worked for Nokia and Microsoft, where he developed several pioneering camera solutions, such as oversampling (the 41-megapixel camera), optical image stabiliser, and virtual reality technology. Juha Alakarhu holds a PhD from Tampere University of Technology.

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Appointed: May 2019

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Thomas Görling, Board member

Thomas Görling is a Senior Investment Director at Stiftelsen Industrifonden (Sweden) with a comprehensive involvement in building successful technology companies. Representing Industrifonden, he has been engaged in a number of portfolio company boards, at present Medtentia International Ltd Oy (Finland) and eBuilder AB (Sweden). Before joining Industrifonden in 1998, Mr Görling held management positions within the European optical instrument and systems industry. Thomas holds a Master of Science from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, and studied business economics at Stockholm University.

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Appointed: May 2021

Thomas S. Wrede-Holm, Nomination Committee

Investment Director of Investinor AS

Anne E. H. Worsøe, Nomination Committee

Jan Erik Hæreid, Nomination Committee

Managing Partner at Alliance Venture