Haakon H. Jensen is the CEO of Investinor AS, a NOK 4,2 billion direct investment fund focused on venture capital and expansion Investments in Norway. Investinor is funded by the Norwegian government, and is the largest and most active growth investor in Norway.
Haakon has 20 years of experience from strategy, finance and active ownership in the Nordics. Prior to joining Investinor in 2016, Haakon was the Group CFO at Orkla Home and Personal Care (part of Orkla ASA). During his career prior to Orkla he spent almost a decade at the global strategy consulting firm Bain & Company in Stockholm, London and Oslo, and had corporate finance and private equity roles in Pareto Securities, Argentum and True North Capital - a mid-market buyout fund he co-founded in 2006.
Tor Helmersen is a business economics graduate from Oslo Business School (now BI) and holds a MBA degree with specialization in finance from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). In addition Mr Helmersen is a Certified EFFAS Financial Analyst, and he has many years of experience from executive positions in industry and banking. Prior to Investinor, Mr Helmersen held the position as CFO at Fosen Trafikklag ASA, Nordic Semiconductor ASA and Q-Free ASA respectively, all public companies listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. He has also held various senior positions at Veidekke ASA, Sparebanken NOR and Norgeskreditt
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Katrin Haram has previously worked at the National Health Service, as sales and marketing coordinator at GlaxoSmithKline and as personal secretary for the CEO of EMGS ASA.
Otto Frøseth holds a (B.Sc.) in engineering with additional education in business economics and ICT. For more than 25 years he has held executive positions in international business, e.g. CEO of Siemens AS and site manager at Siemens in Trondheim. Within the Siemens corporation Mr Frøseth also worked as division director at Siemens Building Technologies in the Nordic and Baltic regions, and he led the development and implementation of the Siemens corporation’s Smart City projects. Otto Frøseth also established Siemens’ global venture in city infrastructures. He is currently board member at Investinor's portfolio company Stimline and AIA Science AS, and deputy member of the board in Investinors portfolio company Polight AS, AIA Science AS and Novelda AS.
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 ASA (listed on Oslo Stock Exchange). 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).
Ronny Vikdal holds a Bachelor in Business and Administration from the Norwegian School of Management (BI)and has studied aquaculture at the University of Bergen. He has been Director of Finance and Business Development at Norway Royal Salmon AS, Manager in KPMG, assistant bank manager at Sparebank 1 Midt-Norge, and financial analyst at First Securities ASA, Midt-Norge Fonds ASA and SR-Fonds ASA. Mr Vikdal has also served on the Boards of Directors of several companies. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors in Investinor’s portfolio companies Keep-it Technologies AS, Smartfish AS, Havgul AS, Nordic Halibut AS and Cryogenetics AS.
Jon Øyvind Eriksen holds an MSc in biotechnology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and a graduate degree in Russian and German from the University of Bergen. He has been awarded an MBA with Distinction from London Business School, and he is also a CFA Charterholder. Mr Eriksen is a serial entrepreneur with a proven track record of leading technology and media companies through start-up, growth, expansion and exits, mergers, acquisitions, corporate spin-offs and turnarounds. Mr Eriksen has also held positions as chairman and member of the Board of Directors in several companies. He is currently board member at Investinor's portfolio company BerGenBio, Boostcom, Northern.tech, Novelda, Numascale, Swarm64 og Unacast.
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Pål Breiland holds a Master of Business and Economics (MBE) from BI Norwegian School of Management, specializing in finance. He has previously worked at NorgesInvestor Securities as a financial analyst and fund manager. Mr Breiland is deputy member of the board at Investinor portfolio companies Havgul Clean Energy AS and Cryogenetics AS.
John-Arne Hørløck holds an MSc in Finance and an MSc in Accounting and Auditing from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and is State authorised public accountant. Prior to working for Investinor he was Manager at PwC, and worked as a consultant in Accenture. He is currently board member at Investinor's portfolio company Exprosoft AS, Ziebel AS, Ace Oil Tools AS and Sorbwater Techology AS.
Roar holds an M.Sc. and a B.Sc. from London School of Economics and Political Science. He has worked as a strategy consultant for a number of multinational businesses through Marakon Associates in London and he has worked on business development and M&A projects as a Manager with Ernst & Young Corporate Finance. In 2007 Roar took the position as CFO with SalMar ASA (OSE listed salmon farmer), a position he held until 2012. Just prior to joining Investinor Roar held the position as Investment Director at Greenway, a “family office” investment company. Roar Husby is Chairman of the board at Investinor's portfolio company Partnerplast and board member in Cyviz AS, Topro and Nordic Halibut AS.
Stig Andersen previously worked as Nordic Head of Corporate Research at Nordea and held various positions in this bank for more than 19 years, e.g. Director Corporate Finance, Senior Analyst and Equity Analyst. He has also played a key role in Nordea’s coverage of the global forest industry. Stig Andersen holds a Ph.D in Forestry Economics from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and MBA studies at University of Colorado. He is currently board member at Investinor's portfolio companies Kebony AS and Termowood AS.
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Bent Grøver holds an MSc from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and a PhD in applied mathematics from the University of Cambridge. He has previously worked as a strategy consultant in the UK. Dr Grøver is member of the board at Investinor's portfolio companies Skioo. He is also observer of the board at portfolio company Kebony.
Patrick Kartevoll holds a Master of Business and Economics from BI Norwegian School of Management. He has previously worked 7 years as a fund manager for maritime funds in Pareto, as well as 4 years as business manager and auditor in Pareto and Deloitte respectively. He is currently board member at Investinor's portfolio company Topro Industri AS, Zi-lift AS, Cyviz AS and deputy member of the board in Partnerplast AS.
Birgitte Villmo has a Master’s degree in Financial Economics from NTNU and a Master of Finance from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She formerly worked 5 years at Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) as a graduate trainee and analyst, mainly in London where she was also seconded to UBS Investment Bank for one year. Before joining Investinor, Birgitte worked for a shorter period at NTNU and for a real estate company in Chile. Birgitte is deputy member of the board in Spinchip, and also observer of the board at Apim, Nisonic and Pluvia
Daniel has a Bachelor’s degree from BI Norwegian Business School and the University of Mannheim. He previously worked as Asset Management Officer at Steen & Strøm AS with key responsibilities in managing different operational and development processes in the Norwegian shopping-center portfolio. Daniel worked part-time for the private-equity firm, Altor Equity Partners next to his studies, where he assisted the investment team with different analyses and eventually took part in some processes.
Patrick Sandahl has extensive investment and transaction experience after almost 20 years as CEO of an investment company, venture capitalist and investment banker.
He came to Investinor after co-founding Cidron Ventures. Prior to Cidron, Patrick was a Director at Nordea Investment Banking with a focus on M&A transactions, rights issues and IPOs. Before joining Nordea, he had the role of CEO at Dyvi Capital, a family office investing in private companies, undervalued listed companies, private equity funds and hedge funds. Prior to Dyvi, Patrick spent
7 years as a Partner at Telenor Venture focusing on investments in Nordic technology companies and he had positions at Telenor and The Municpality of Oslo.
He has extensive board experience from public and private companies in Scandinavia. Patrick holds a Law degree from the University of Oslo.