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Eivind Bergsmyr, Chair, Independent (from March 2020)

Eivind Bergsmyr has been a partner at Viking Venture since 2009, and serves on the boards of several Viking Venture portfolio companies. He is the current chair of Xait AS, DinERP AS, Tamigo ApS, Flowbox AB, Humly Edtech AB and board member of Attensi AS. He is the former chair of GasSecure AS (sold to Dräger) and former board member of Nanoradio AB (sold to Samsung). Mr Bergsmyr was previously CEO of the Norwegian startup Nacre AS, sold in 2007 to Sperian Protection and recognised as the Nordic Venture Exit of the Year. Prior to this, Mr Bergsmyr acquired extensive industrial experience during his time at Siemens. He holds an MSc in Electronic Engineering from NTNU.

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Appointed: September 2009

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Ann-Tove Kongsnes, Deputy 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 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 Zenitel Group and ICT Norway. She currently chairs the foundation Norsk Regnesentral and is a non-executive director on the boards of Telenor ASA and Crayon Group Holding ASA . She also serves on the boards of various start-up companies. 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

Jan Erik Hæreid, Nomination Committee

Managing Partner at Alliance Venture

Anne E. H. Worsøe, Nomination Committee

Thomas Wrede-Holm, Nomination Committee

Investment Director of Investinor AS