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.

Shares in poLight ASA: 0
Appointed: September 2009


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


Per Anell, Board member

Per Anell is Investment Manager Technology at Industrifonden. He has almost 20 years of professional experience from senior positions in several growth companies. Prior to joining Industrifonden, he worked as an investment manager at Innovationsbron, and later at Almi Invest, focusing mainly on seed investments in high-tech start-ups.

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Appointed: June 2015


Johan Paulsson, Board member, Independent

Johan Paulsson has served on poLight's board since 2010. He is Chief Technology Officer at Axis Communications. Prior to this, Johan Paulsson was COO and Head of R&D at Ericsson Mobile Platform. He holds an MSc in Electrical Engineering from Lund University.

Shares in poLight ASA: 400
Options: 3,500
Appointed: August 2010


Grethe Viksaas, Board Member

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.

Shares in poLight ASA: 0
Appointed: June 2018

Jan-Erik Hareid, Nomination Committee

Managing Partner at Alliance Venture

Erik Hagen, Nomination Committee

Managing Partner of Viking Venture

Haakon Jensen, Nomination Committee

CEO of Investinor AS