Management

Nordic Semiconductor

Svenn Tore Larsen

Svenn-Tore Larsen - CEO/President

Leader of the Executive Management Team since 2002.
Mr. Larsen is an Electronic Engineer from the University of Strathclyde, UK. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Nordic Semiconductor in February 2002. Mr. Larsen has broad international experience in the semiconductor business, previously as Director for the Nordic region for Xilinx Inc. He has also been working at Philips Semiconductor. Mr. Larsen was member of the Board of Nordic Semiconductor from 2000-2002. Svenn-Tore Larsen is based in Oslo, Norway.

Holdings in the company: 1 932 272 shares, 28 086 RSUs and 23 366 performance shares.

Pål Elstad

Pål Elstad - CFO/EVP Finance

Member of the Executive Management Team since 2014.
Mr. Elstad has held several senior financial positions, most recently as investor relations responsible for REC Silicon ASA and Head of Finance for REC Solar in Singapore. He joined Nordic as CFO in 2014. Mr. Elstad has extensive manufacturing and supply chain experience from General Electric Healthcare. He holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from the Norwegian Business School (BI) and is a State Authorized Public Accountant (CPA). Pål Elstad is based in Oslo, Norway.

Holdings in the company: 31 650 shares, 12 594 RSUs and 12 594 performance shares.

Katarina Finneng

Katarina Finneng - EVP People & Communication

Member of the Executive Management Team since 2019.
Mrs. Finneng has international experience within management, Human Resources and Communications/PR from several different sectors. Her most recent position before joining Nordic in 2019 was with Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, and previous experience includes different roles in Hafslund ASA and the Volvo Group. Mrs. Finneng holds a Master of Political Science degree from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, as well as an Executive Master degree in Management from BI Norwegian Business School. Mrs. Finneng is Secretary of the Board's People and Compensation Committee and holds a Directorship of the Board in the real estate development company Solon Eiendom ASA. Katarina Finneng is based in Oslo, Norway.

Holdings in the company: 600 shares, 10 427 RSUs and 10 427 performance shares.

Linda Pettersson

Linda Pettersson - SVP Legal & Compliance

Member of the Executive Management Team since 2022.
Mrs. Pettersson holds a Master of Law degree from Uppsala University in Sweden and has long international experience within Legal and Compliance functions within several different sectors. She started as Legal Counsel at Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics AS, providing legal support within a wide variety of areas of law across many jurisdictions. At Wallenius Wilhelsem Logistics, she developed and implemented company-wide compliance programs including all their components, she supported investigations, and identified solutions for non-compliance matters. Her most recent position before joining Nordic in 2021 was to head the Group Compliance function at Norsk Hydro ASA. Mrs. Pettersson also acts as Secretary to the Board of Directors. Linda Pettersson is based in Oslo, Norway.

Holdings in the company: 598 RSUs.

Kjetil Holstad

Kjetil Holstad - EVP Product Management

Member of the Executive Management Team since 2019.
Mr. Holstad has a B.Sc degree in Electronics from Sør-Trøndelag University College (HiST). After working 15 years in various technical and marketing positions related to MCUs and wireless technologies in Atmel Corporation and Texas Instruments, he joined Nordic in 2015 as a Product Manager for the short-range wireless business. Kjetil Holstad is based in Oslo, Norway.

Holdings in the company: 10 415 shares, 8 812 RSUs and 8 812 performance shares.

Geir Langeland

Geir Langeland - EVP Sales and Marketing

Member of the Executive Management Team since 2005.
Mr. Langeland has a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree in Electronics from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST). He started as a Product Manager Standard Components in Nordic Semiconductor in 1999, before being appointed as a member of the Executive Management Team in 2005. Before joining Nordic, Mr. Langeland worked as Field Sales/Applications Engineer in Memec Norway, a leading global electronic components distribution company. Geir Langeland is based in Oslo, Norway.

Holdings in the company: 201 114 shares, 16 139 RSUs and 13 189 performance shares.

Ole Fredrik Morken

Ole-Fredrik Morken - EVP Supply Chain

Member of the Executive Management Team since 2010.
Mr. Morken joined the company as an Analog IC designer in 1994 and has since held numerous positions related to Project- and Supply Chain Management, including a brief employment for SensoNor ASA in 1999. Mr. Morken holds a Master’s degree in Electronics Engineering from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Ole Fredrik Morken is based in Taipei, Taiwan.

Holdings in the company: 190 670 shares, 9 995 RSUs and 9 995 performance shares.

Svein-Egil Nielsen

Svein-Egil Nielsen - CTO/EVP R&D and Strategy

Member of the Executive Management Team since 2013.
Mr. Nielsen holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley and Bachelor of Engineering honors degree in Computer and Electronics Systems from University of Strathclyde. He joined Nordic in 2001 as Director of Sales and Marketing. Mr. Nielsen also held a position as R&D director from 2005 to 2006 and Director of Emerging Technologies and Strategic Partnerships from 2010 to 2012. Additionally, he served Innovation Norway as their Director of San Francisco and Houston offices where he was in charge of promoting Norwegian technology from 2007 to 2010. Prior to Nordic, he worked for Boston Consulting Group as a consultant. Svein-Egil Nielsen is based in Oslo, Norway.

Holdings in the company: 32 244 shares, 14 236 RSUs and 14 236 performance shares.

Headshot of Ola Bostrom

Ola Boström - SVP Quality

Member of the Executive Management Team since 2022.
Mr. Boström holds a M.Sc. degree from Uppsala University and a PhD from the University of Aix-Marseille III. Before joining the Quality Department of Nordic in 2006, Mr. Boström worked with wafer manufacturing and TCAD in the R&D Department of STMicroelectronics. Mr. Boström has held several positions inside Nordic including Product Engineering and Product Qualifications before being in charge of the installation and operation of a high-end Electrical/Physical Failure Analysis lab in Trondheim. Ola Boström is based in Oslo, Norway.

Holdings in the company: 575 shares and 4 585 RSUs.

Ståle Ytterdal

Ståle "Steel" Ytterdal - SVP IR

Member of the Executive Management Team since 2019.
Mr. Ytterdal holds a Bachelor of Electronics Engineering and Business Administration from NKI College of Engineering in Oslo, Norway. He worked several years in Ericsson Standard Component before starting in Nordic as Regional Sales Manager for Asia and the Pacific in 2001. Between 2004 and 2019, Mr. Ytterdal was stationed in Hong Kong as Director of Sales & Marketing in APAC, establishing Nordic’s presence in the region. He also held a position as Director of the Board of the Norwegian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong from 2005-2008. Mr. Ytterdal moved back to Oslo/Norway in 2019, where he now has his base.

Holdings in the company: 135 452 shares, 8 567 RSUs and 8 567 performance shares.