The Management and Team

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Håkon Sæterøy

CEO 

With more than 25 years of experience in management, corporate finance, and business development, Sæterøy is Managing Director of INVESTOR Corporate AS. He is a board member of NNN (chairman of NNN from 2010 – 2012) and Chairman of NNN member DiaGenic ASA from 2002 – 2010. Sæterøy is also a board member of Oslo Cancer Cluster and shareholder and board member of several life science companies in Norway. He has a Master of Science in Business from NHH in Bergen.

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Erik Christensen, MD PhD

CMO/COO

Former CEO at DiaGenic ASA for six years, Dr. Christensen previously worked for 10 years at Abbott Diagnostics, both as Medical Director Nordics and as Country Manager Norway. He is currently the chairman of Nansen Neuroscience Network and board member in Norwegian life science companies. His medical background is in clinical chemistry, and he holds a PhD in medical biochemistry from the University of Oslo.

 

Frank J. Swenson, PhD

CSO/BD (Americas)

At Pfizer Dr. Swenson was the Director of Precision Medicine Diagnostics and the research and commercial lead for Pfizer’s AD Diagnostic program. He initiated and led multiple Precision/ Personalized Medicine programs exploring and validating clinical sample assays as well as ophthalmic, and imaging biomarkers in Neurosciences and Infectious diseases. For 6 years he initiated several collaborative external pilot R&D studies to detect and monitor novel Early Alzheimer’s Disease biomarkers. Prior to Pfizer, he worked at several start up and large US Diagnostics companies for over 20 years in Research and Business development roles. He has successfully developed several worldwide regulatory approved medical devices/diagnostics. Dr. Swenson has a Ph.D. in Medical Sciences, MS in Immunology and a Doctorate in Optometry.

Charlotte Berg-Svendsen, LL.M./Cand. Jur Chief Commercial Officer With 11 years of experience from Pronova/BASF Berg-Svendsen brings a unique industrial competence on transformation, innovation and strategic agendas in complex businesses. She has held various leadership positions within nutrition, pharma and health industry - with demonstrable results in driving and managing innovation from ideation through to commercialization, exploiting internal resources and external partner networks globally. She has participated in Pronova’s (now BASF) journey from IPO to global commercialization of blockbuster drug and new-to-market medical foods product, which has provided broad experience managing issues along the entire value chain. Her experience spans from legal affairs, IP and licensing to becoming responsible for BASF’s global Omega-3 activities. Berg-Svendsen has an extensive international network. Charlotte has her main education from the faculty of law, University of Oslo where she achieved an LLM/”Cand. Jur” Laudable. She also has a Diploma in English Commercial Law, with merit, from the College of Law in London, UK.