Board of Directors


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Tor Bækkelund, Chairman of the Board

Mr. Tor Bækkelund has over 20 years experience working in Energy, Security and Information Technology & Service industries with global footprint.  Mr. Bækkelund has a solid track record in growing businesses.  He currently invests in new businesses taking an active role building them to a success.  Mr. Bækkelund has previously been the CEO of Hugin Group, a successful technology company that he led through multiple transactions over the last 7 years.  Previous to the role in Hugin he served as Vice President in a high tech company in the US which was transformed to a success in a few years. He holds a M.Sc. from Norwegian University of Science & Technology - NTNU, and completed an executive education from London Business School.

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Lasse Andresen, Member of the Board

Mr. Lasse Andresen leverages his combined business, technical, and people skills as the Chief Technology Officer of ForgeRock, the fastest growing Identity Relationship Management vendor in the world. His twenty-plus years of experience in the software industry include leadership roles at both Sun Microsystems and Texas Instruments, most recently as CTO for Sun Central and Northern Europe.

Lasse is also an active advisor to several startup companies and maintains a vast international network of key contacts.

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Tom O. Collett, Member of the Board

Mr. Tom Collett has long-term experience within banking and finance, and runs Collett & Co. who provide tailored wealth creation and maintenance to families. Their services may include management of family offices, board representation, evaluation of investment advisors and investment opportunities. We have long term experience in evaluating & monitoring fixed income, real estate, equities & private equity investments.



Thomas Falck, Member of the Board

Mr. Thomas Falck is currently chairman of Investinor AS and board member of Kongsberg Automotive ASA. Mr. Falck has broad experience from a number of listed and privately held companies and has been the chairman of NVCA (The Norwegian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association) and board member of EVCA (the European Association of Venture Capital and Private Equity).  Mr. Falck has significant management experience including as CEO in the listed company Q Free ASA and as Managing Partner in Verdane Capital IV AS/Verdane Private Equity AS.  Falck has received an MBA from The Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia, and he is a graduate of The Norwegian Naval Academy and The Norwegian Defence University College.



Stig Nerland, Member of the Board

Mr. Stig Nerland has been involved in the Norwegian IT industry for the last 15 years working for major players such as SAP and Microsoft holding different product manager and managerial positions. An entrepreneur by heart, Stig has spent the last 5 years in the role of CEO, building Lumagate to become a significant brand and company in Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Stig is currently part of the leadership team in the Finish company Innofactor, who in late 2016 aquired Lumagate.  He holds a Bsc with honours in Applied Computing from Dundee University and a M.Sc in International Marketing and Business from the University of Abertay.