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Eivind Bergsmyr, Chair

Eivind Bergsmyr is Partner in Viking Venture since 2009, and holds board seats at several of Viking Venture’s portfolio companies. He is the current chairman of Xait AS, and former chairman of GasSecure AS (sold to Dräger in 2015). Eivind Bergsmyr previously served as CEO of Nacre AS, a Norwegian start-up, which was sold to Sperian Protection in 2007, and was recognised as the Nordic Venture Exit of the Year. Prior to this, Eivind Bergsmyr acquired extensive industrial experience at Siemens. He holds an MSc in Electronics Eengineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

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Appointed: September 2009

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Ann-Tove Kongsnes, Deputy Chair

Ann-Tove Kongsnes is an Investment Director and Head of International Affairs at Investinor AS. Kongsnes has over her career gained extensive experience from investments, development, M&A, IPO’s and exits of technology companies. Before this, she worked 7 years in international marketing, serving as Director of Marketing and Operations. Kongsnes has broad boardroom experience, and currently serves on the boards of Investinor’s portfolio companies, Numascale AS, Vitux AS, Calliditas Therapeutics AB (listed company on Nasdaq, Stockholm), Spinchip Diagnostics AS, Curida AS in addition to Polight AS. She holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from Bodø University College (HiB) and has completed the Advanced Program in Corporate Finance at Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).

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Appointed: December 2011

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Grethe Viksaas, Board member, Independent

Ms. Viksaas has a long career from the Northern European managed service provider company Basefarm AS. First as founder and chief executive officer, and later as working chair of the board of directors. Prior to her career in Basefarm, Viksaas served as CEO for SOL System AS and Infostream ASP. Viksaas has experience from numerous board positions, including Zenitel Group and ICT Norway. She is currently Chair of the Board in the foundation Norsk Regnesentral (Norwegian Computing Center) and non-executive Director in the boards of Telenor ASA and Crayon Group. She also serves as board member in various start-up companies. Ms. Viksaas has a master's degree in computer science from the University of Oslo. She is a Norwegian citizen, currently residing in Oslo, Norway.

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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

Mr. 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. Juha’s entire careerer has been about developing cameras. Before joining Axon in 2018, he worked in Nokia and Microsoft, and he developed several pioneering camera solutions, such as oversampling (the 41 megapixel camera), optical image stabilizer, and virtual reality technology. Juha holds a PhD from Tampere University of Technology.

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Appointed: May 2019

Jan-Erik Hareid, Nomination Committee

Managing Partner at Alliance Venture

Erik Hagen, Nomination Committee

Managing Partner of Viking Venture

Thomas S. Wrede-Holm, Nomination Committee

Investment Director of Investinor AS