Board of Directors


Ståle Kvitle, Chairman

Mr. Kvitle has 20+ years of experience from Medical Devices within Johnson & Johnson, including leading international roles in sales and marketing for multiple business units, and has extensive experience from product development to commercialization of new technologies. Kvitle hold a Master in Business and Economics from BI, Norwegian School of Business.


Nicolas Brun-Lie

Mr. Brun-Lie is a senior lawyer at Ro Somernes Lawfirm, and has 40 + years of experience as corporate and commercial law advisor to Norwegian and international clients, with core expertise in capital management, private equity and finance. Brun-Lie holds a cand.jur (LLM) from the University of Oslo, Norway and has been admitted to the bar since 1985. He is also a board member in several other companies.


MD PhD Ole Petter Ottersen

MD PhD Ole Petter Ottersen was President at Karolinska Institutet from 2017 until 2023. Before that he served eight years (2009-2017) as rector (President) of the University of Oslo (UiO). From 2002 to 2009 he was Director of Centre for Molecular Biology and Neuroscience – one of Norway’s Centres of Excellence. Mr Ottersen has also served as Dean of Research at UiO’s Faculty of Medicine (2000-2002) and as Head of the UiO’s Department of Anatomy (1997-1999).


Thorbjørn Overholt

Mr. Overholt holds a master’s degree in political science from the University of Oslo and has extensive management and leadership experience from roles such including CEO of The Research Institute (FAFO),   development director at SAS,  managing partner of Ernst & Young Consulting Norway and group CEO of Faveo. He regularly serves as strategic advisor for smaller and listed companies, across industries in, both  public and private sector .   He has served as board member of both start-ups and larger companies.


MD PhD Marie Skarbøvik Buchmann

Marie is MD from University of Oslo and PhD Biochemistry from University of Oslo (UiO). She worked 9 years at Rikshosptalet, Oslo, and University of Oslo. Marie is a specialist in medical biochemistry and clinical pharmacology. She has experience as Medical Advisor at Nycomed Imaging as well as at Axis Shield. Marie worked at Fürst Medical Laboratory from 1998-2023 as Senior Physician and Medical Director. As Medical Director at Fürst Marie had the responsibility for the laboratory activities within medical biochemistry, clinical pharmacology, immunology and microbiology until she retired in 2023.

Laura Chirica

PhD Laura Chirica

Laura is currently active as CEO at Cellevate AB. She is a Senior Executive with a passion for developing and implementing company strategy. Laura has global experience in start ups, medium and large organizations and a track record of developing companies and organizations. Laura also has IPO experience from Nasdaq. She is experienced within cancer diagnostics, autoimmunity, laboratory services, biotechnology/bioprocess and medical devices in Europe, USA and Japan.