Dr. Øyvind Isaksen, Chief Executive Officer

Øyvind Isaksen has been CEO of poLight since August 2014. He has previously held several CEO positions, most recently in the publicly listed company Q-Free ASA, which he left in January 2014, after 7 years as CEO. Øyvind Isaksen holds a PhD in Applied Physics.

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Pierre Craen, Chief Technology Officer

Pierre Craen has more than 20 years’ experience in opto-mechanical systems engineering. Prior to joining poLight, he managed product development teams at Varioptic, Barco and Motorola/Symbol. Mr Craen holds an MSc in Optical Engineering from Sup-Optic, as well as an MSc in Applied Physics.

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Alf Henning Bekkevik, Chief Financial Officer

Alf Henning Bekkevik has a background from Arthur Andersen (E&Y), Wallendahl, Fjord Line, Grenland Group, and, most recently, as VP Finance for Wood Group Norway AS. He holds a master’s degree in business & economics (Siviløkonom) from NHH, and is a certified public accountant.

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Marianne Sandal, Chief Operating Officer

Marianne Sandal has more than 15 years’ experience heading worldwide operations in Nera ASA (telecommunications) and Q-Free ASA (intelligent transportation systems). Ms Sandal holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering, in addition to courses in economics and management from BI Norwegian School of Management.

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