Board of Directors | Investor Relation | Diagnostics | Gentian
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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Tomas Settevik

Chairman of the board

Tomas Settevik has experience in both life sciences and retailing, and is currently an independent investor and non-exec director in several companies. He was the CEO of Stokke AS (2010-15), and CEO of Pronova BioPharma ASA after serving as Vice President Pharmaceuticals and Manufacturing (2004-2009). Mr. Settevik has also held several senior positions – VP Northern Europe, VP Marketing and R&D, and Managing Director UK/Nordic – at Tyco Healthcare EMEA (acquired by Medtronic) (1992-2003). 

Mr. Settevik holds a degree from Copenhagen Business School.

Espen Tidemann Jørgensen

Board member

Espen Tidemann Jørgensen is currently Portfolio Manager of Holta Invest AS and Managing Director of Holta Life Sciences AS, the largest shareholder in Gentian Diagnostics.  He has 18 years of experience from financial markets as equity analyst at DNB Markets and portfolio manager at Holta Invest. Mr. Jørgensen has previously been a member of the Board of Directors at Weifa ASA and Cortendo (now Strongbridge BioPharma). He is currently a board member at Decisions AS in addition to Gentian Diagnostics

Mr. Jørgensen holds a Master’s degree in Economics and has completed 3 years of Medicine studies at the University of Oslo.

Ingrid Teigland Akay

Board member

Ingrid Teigland Akay is a life science investor and medical doctor. Over the last decade she has invested into and worked with portfolio companies in the healthcare sector across Europe, US and Asia. She has previously served as a Senior Investment Manager at Inventages in London. Ms. Akay also has broad clinical experience in internal medicine and surgery at Scandinavian and UK hospitals. Today she is Managing Partner of Hadean Ventures, a life science investment firm with a focus on the Nordics.

Ms. Akay holds a medical degree from Medizinische Hochschule Hannover and an MBA in Finance from London Business School.

Kari E. Krogstad

Board member

Kari Krogstad has more than 25 years of experience from the biomedical industry, from commercial leadership roles within the pharma, biotech and medtech sectors. She has worked for Dynal Biotech, where she has led Invitrogen Dynal in the role as General Manager after the acquisition from Invitrogen in 2005. Ms. Krogstad has held her current role as President and CEO at Medistim ASA since 2009.

Susanne Stuffers

Board member

Susanne Stuffers is currently managing partner of P53 Invest AS. Previously she has worked with Arctic Securities as an equity analyst covering the healthcare sector (2015-2018). Ms. Sutter has experience from management consultancy in health care and life sciences (EY, 2014 – 2015) and from both medical and commercial roles in the pharmaceutical industry (Novartis, 2011 – 2014). In addition, she also has clinical practice as a resident in oncology (OUS Ullevål, 2010-2011).

Ms. Krogstad holds a Cand. Scient. degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Oslo as well as a Business degree from IHM Business School.

Ms. Stuffers holds an M.D. degree from the Erasmus University Rotterdam and a Ph.D. degree in cancer biomedicine from the Norwegian Radium Hospital.