Board of directors

Nordic Semiconductor

Birger Steen

Birger Steen - Shareholder elected and Chair

Birger Steen is a technology investor based in Seattle, WA. He served as CEO of Parallels, Inc. from 2010 to 2016. He was Vice President of Worldwide SMB and Distribution at Microsoft Corp. in Redmond and General Manager of Microsoft Russia and Microsoft Norway from 2002 to 2010. Prior to joining Microsoft, Mr. Steen was CEO of Scandinavia Online and Vice President of Business Development in Schibsted ASA, where he first served as a consultant while at McKinsey & Company from 1993 to 1996. Mr. Steen received his MSc in Computer Science and Industrial Engineering from the Norwegian Institute of Technology in Trondheim. He also holds a degree in Russian language from the Defense School of Intelligence and Security in Oslo and received his MBA from INSEAD in France. Mr. Steen has served as a Non-Executive Director of Schibsted ASA since 2014 and at Nordea Bank AB since 2015.

Current holdings in the company: 174 231 shares.

Inger Berg Ørstavik

Inger Berg Ørstavik - Shareholder elected

Inger Berg Ørstavik is an associate professor at the Department of Private Law, University of Oslo. She has previously been a partner with Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS and a lawyer at the office of the Attorney General for Civil Affairs. Mrs. Ørstavik has a law degree from the University of Oslo, a Ll.M. from Ruprecht-Karls-Universität in Heidelberg, Germany, and a Ph.D. from the University of Oslo in the areas of intellectual property law and competition law. She has taught international human rights law at Fudan University in Shanghai, China where she resided from 2005 to 2009. Mrs. Ørstavik is member of the BoD in REC Silicon ASA, and she chairs the Food and Drink Industry Professional Practices Committee (MFU).

Current holdings in the company: 3 431 shares.

Tore Valderhaug

Jan Frykhammar - Shareholder elected

Jan Frykhammar is former interim CEO, CFO, Head of Professional Services and CFO North America in Ericsson AB. He has extensive knowledge of the telecom market and a broad experience in the accounting area in his former role as CFO.

Current holdings in the company: 16 341 shares.

Anita Huun

Anita Huun - Shareholder elected

Anita Huun, currently CFO in Cappelen Damm and a former CFO of Microsoft Norway with background as equity analyst with focus on IT companies. She has also been a Director at Link Mobility ASA. 

Current holdings in the company: 11 431 shares.

Endre Holen

Endre Holen - Shareholder elected

Endre Holen has more than 25 years consultancy experience from McKinsey & Co. He has primarily worked with large international technology companies and has been Managing Partner for McKinsey's Global Tech Media and Telecom team. Mr. Holen also has a broad experience and a wide professional network from counseling Fortune 1000 CEOs on topics like strategy, corporate performance, succession planning, leadership and Board governance. 

Current holdings in the company: 157 931 shares.


Øyvind Birkenes

Øyvind Birkenes - Shareholder elected

Øyvind Birkenes, currently the CEO at Airthings AS, and formerly General Manager for Low Power RF at Texas Instruments (TI) in the USA, where he headed the product lines that developed and sold ultra-low power wireless MCUs, radio transceivers and System on Chips.

Current holdings in the company: 8 773 shares.

Annastiina Hintsa

Annastiina Hintsa - Shareholder elected

Annastiina Hintsa is the COO of Hintsa Performance in Finland, a company focusing on enhancing the performance and leadership of client companies, best known for working with Formula 1 teams. Ms. Hintsa also has experience from McKinsey & Co. and from the Bank of Finland.

Current holdings in the company: 2 431 shares.

Jon Helge Nistad

Jon Helge Nistad - Employee representative

Jon Helge Nistad has a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from NTNU in Trondheim. Jon Helge has been employed in Nordic Semiconductor since 2006, where he has gained experience in application development, embedded software design and project management. He is currently working as a Senior R&D engineer in Nordic Semiconductor.

Current holdings in the company: 0 shares, 12 782 share options and 600 RSUs.

Susheel Raj Nuguru

Susheel Raj Nuguru - Employee representative

Susheel Raj Nuguru has a Master of Science in Electronics from Tampere University of Technology. He has been with Nordic since 2012 but has been working with embedded programming since 2004. His area of focus is the software side of real time systems. Susheel is currently employed as a Technical Support senior engineer at Nordic. During his employment with Nordic he has gained experience within sales, marketing and R&D while working for various departments.

Current holdings in the company: 0 shares, 2 563 share options and 600 RSUs.

Morten Dammen

Morten Dammen - Employee representative

Morten Dammen has a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from NTNU in Trondheim. Morten has been employed in Nordic Semiconductor since 2001, with a seven-year break between 2007 and 2014. Morten is currently working as a Senior Project Manager in IC development. Morten has also been working in Q-Free ASA for 10 years, in several positions from project management, team management to VP R&D.

Current holdings in the company: 0 shares, 18 227 share options and 1 150 RSUs.

Joel Stapleton - Employee representative

Joel Stapleton is an Engineer, graduating with honors from The Australian National University in 2002. He joined Nordic in 2008 after working with GPS systems and secure communication systems in Australia. At Nordic, Joel has had several roles as an embedded SW Engineer, SW Architect, and since 2012, as a Technical Product Manager specifying Wireless SoC and Bluetooth SW platform products working with Nordic Sales and R&D teams and key customers.

Current holdings in the company: 0 shares, 8 384 shares options and 2 650 RSUs.