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Tom Vidar Rygh, (BORN 1958), Chairman

Tom Vidar Rygh (chair) is an adviser to the Nordic Capital Funds. He holds a degree in economics and business administration (siviløkonom) from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). Rygh has held various leading executive positions in industrial and financial companies, including executive vice president of Orkla ASA, CEO of SEB Enskilda and partner in/CEO of NC Advisory AS – adviser to the Nordic Capital Funds. He has served as chair and director of several companies in a number of sectors, including Telenor ASA, Oslo Børs, Carlsberg Breweries A/S, Storebrand ASA, Aktiv Kapital ASA, Eniro AB, Netcom ASA, Helly Hansen ASA, Dyno ASA, Industrikapital Ltd, Actinor Shipping ASA, Borregaard Forests AS, Holberg Inc, Orkla Eiendom AS, Telia Overseas AB and Baltic Beverage Holding AB. Rygh has also served as an adviser to a number of prominent investment groups, such as TPG and the John Fredriksen group.

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Hege Bømark, (BORN 1963), Board member

Hege Bømark is a director of Union Eiendomsinvest Norge AS, AF-Gruppen ASA, OBOSbanken AS and the Institute for Eating Disorders. She has also been a director of Oslo Areal ASA, Norgani Hotels ASA, BWGHomes ASA, Norwegian Property ASA and Fornebu Utvikling ASA, all of which are or have been listed companies. Prior to becoming a fulltime professional director, Bømark served as a project broker in AS Eiendomsutvikling and as a financial analyst at Fearnley Finans AS and Orkla Finans AS. She holds a degree in economics and business administration (siviløkonom) from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).

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Tone Fintland, (BORN 1962), Board member

Tone Fintland has many years of experience as a director in the pharmaceutical industry. Mrs Fintland has functioned since 2016 as global procurement director at TEVA Pharmaceuticals, and has previously held similar positions in the Actavis Group and Alpharma Inc. In addition, Mrs Fintland is a vice president of NIMA, chairperson of NIMA Oslo Akershus Affiliate and a director of NIMA Utdanning AS. She holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from the BI Norwegian Business School.

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Bente Sollid Storehaug, (BORN 1967), Board member

Bente Sollid Storehaug is CEO of ESV Digital, Nordic. She is an adviser on data-driven attribution and personalization technologies, and a serial entrepreneur. Member of the executive boards of Polaris Media, Cxense, Europris and Eika Gruppen. Chair and co-owner of start-up companies Dot Global, Cloudnames and EnerWE. Storehaug is a member of the new industry policy advisory board for the ministers of culture and industry in Norway. She has also been appointed by the government to an expert committee on the future funding of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK). Storehaug established her own internet consultancy in 1993, which is listed today on Oslo Børs as Bouvet ASA. She is the youngest member of the Norwegian Association of Editors.

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Claus Juel-Jensen, (BORN 1963), Board member

Claus Juel-Jensen is a professional board member, and has board experience form more than 15 different companies, in food and non-food retail, food production and wholesale. In his professional carrier he was the CEO of Netto Germany (1995-2004), a JV between Edeka Germany and Dansk Supermarked Group and after that CEO of Netto International (DK, DE, SE, PL, UK) from 2005-2017. He has extensive experience within the food-discount industry, and the internationalisation of retail concepts. Mr Juel-Jensen holds a Master of Business Administration and science from Copenhagen Business School and the University of Cologne, and holds the rank of Captain in the Royal Danish Guard.

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Sverre R. Kjær, (BORN 1959), Board member

Sverre R. Kjær was CFO in NorgesGruppen ASA for 15 years until 2016 after 5 years with Norway Seafoods ASA. He is currently chair of Aera Payment & Identification AS and a director of Bertel O Steen AS. He has long and wide experience of boardroom work and has been responsible for a number of structural changes and improvements both in NorgesGruppen and Norway Seafoods. He has a bachelor of business administration degree from the Handelsakademiet and has attended an Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School.