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Nordic Semiconductor ASA (NOD.OL)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Terje Rogne

57 2014 Chairman of the Board

Svenn-Tore Larsen

59 2002 Chief Executive Officer

Pal Elstad

46 2014 Chief Financial Officer

Svein-Egil Nielsen

48 Chief Technology Officer

Geir Langeland

47 2005 Sales and Marketing Director

Thomas Bonnerud

40 2016 Director of Strategy and Investor Relations

Ole Morken

47 2010 Supply Chain Director

Ebbe Romcke

53 2002 Quality Director

Inger Berg Orstavik

44 2017 Director

Anne-Cecilie Fagerlie

59 Director

Joakim Ferm

36 Director, Employee Representative

Jon Nistad

36 2017 Director, Employee Representative

Craig Ochikubo

54 Director

Asbjorn Saebo

49 Director, Employee Representative

Birger Steen

52 2017 Director

Tore Valderhaug

2014 Director

Biographies

Name Description

Terje Rogne

Mr. Terje Rogne has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nordic Semiconductor ASA since April 10, 2014. Before that, he has been Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. He was previously Member of the Board of the Company. He is currently Chairman of Nokas AS, and a Board Member of Apptix ASA. From 1994 until 2004, he held the position of Chief Financial Officer of Tandberg ASA afterwards he was Head of Operations and Investor relations of Tandberg until 2008. Before his career in Tandberg, he was Finance Director in Kvaerner AS. Mr. Rogne holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of San Diego and a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Oslo School of Business Administration (Hogskolen i Oslo).

Svenn-Tore Larsen

Mr. Svenn-Tore Larsen has served as Chief Executive Officer of Nordic Semiconductor ASA since February 2002. He was also Member of the Company's Board of Directors from 2000 to 2002. He has international experience within the semiconductor business. He was previously Director for the Nordic region at Xilinx Inc. He has also been working at Philips Semiconductor. He is an Electronic Engineer from the University of Strathclyde.

Pal Elstad

Mr. Pal Elstad has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of Nordic Semiconductor ASA, effective as of September 1, 2014. Pal 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. In addition, he has manufacturing and supply-chain experience from General Electric Healthcare. Mr. Elstad holds Bachelor of Economics degree from the Norwegian Business School (BI) and he is a State Authorized Public Accountant (CPA).

Svein-Egil Nielsen

Mr. Svein-Egil Nielsen serves as Chief Technology Officer of Nordic Semiconductor ASA. Mr. Nielsen holds Master of Business Administration degree 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. He 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.

Geir Langeland

Mr. Geir Langeland has been Sales and Marketing Director at Nordic Semiconductor ASA since September 2005. Previously, he served as Product Manager Standard Components at the Company from October 1999. Before joining the Company, he worked as Field Sales/Applications Engineer in Memec Norway. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering Honors degree in Electronics from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST).

Thomas Bonnerud

Mr. Thomas Embla Bonnerud has been appointed Director of Strategy and Investor Relations at Nordic Semiconductor ASA effective as of September 1, 2016. Thomas Bonnerud has a M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He joined the company in 2001 as a High Speed Data Converter Design Engineer and has since held various positions within Product Management and is currently responsible for Nordic's overall product roadmap.

Ole Morken

Mr. Ole Fredrik Morken has served as Supply Chain Director at Nordic Semiconductor ASA 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).

Ebbe Romcke

Mr. Ebbe Romcke has been Quality Director at Nordic Semiconductor ASA since 2002. Prior to this, Mr. Romcke worked for eight years in the Company as Digital Designer, Project Manager and Group Manager. He has also experience from Digital Design and Project Management in Normarc AS (now Indra Navia), a manufacturer of aviation systems. He has Master of Science degree in Electronics Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet - NTNU).

Inger Berg Orstavik

Mrs. Inger Berg Orstavik, Ph.D. has been Director of NORDIC SEMICONDUCTOR ASA since 2017. She is an associate professor at the Department of Private Law, University of Oslo. She has previously been a partner with Advokatfirmaet Schjodt AS and a lawyer at the office of the Attorney General for Civil Affairs. Mrs. Orstavik has a law degree from the University of Oslo, a Ll.M. from Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet 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. Orstavik is member of the BoD in REC Silicon ASA, and she chairs the Food and Drink Industry Professional Practices Committee (MFU).

Anne-Cecilie Fagerlie

Ms. Anne-Cecilie Fagerlie serves as Member of the Board of Directors of Nordic Semiconductor ASA. She was previously Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. Anne-Cecilie Fagerlie is Vice President Global Infrastructure Services at CGI. Recently she was Executive Vice President in Evry. She worked for Arthur Andersen/Andersen Consulting (currently Accenture), where she became Partner in 1993. She has held the position of Senior Vice President of Group IT (Information Technology) in Aker Kvaerner from 2002. In June 2006, she became General Manager of Nordics at Avanade, a position she held until 2012. She holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from NTH, currently Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet - NTNU.

Joakim Ferm

Mr. Joakim Ferm serves as Director, Employee Representative at Nordic Semiconductor ASA. Joakim Ferm holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Chalmers, Gothenburg. Joakim has been employed at Nordic Semiconductor in Trondheim since 2008, he is a Senior Project Manager with experience from application design and digital design.

Jon Nistad

Mr. Jon Helge Nistad has been Employee Representative on the Board of Directors of Nordic Semiconductor ASA since 2017. He previously held the same position until 2012. He has worked for the Company since 2006 with application development, embedded software design and project management. He is currently Senior R&D Engineer in the Company. Mr. Nistad holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Norges Teknisk - Naturvitenskapelige Universitetet (NTNU).

Craig Ochikubo

Mr. Craig Ochikubo serves as Member of the Board of Directors at Nordic Semiconductor ASA. He has more than 30 years experience in the wireless semiconductor and electronics industries at both start-up and Fortune 500 companies including, Broadcom Corporation, Innovent Systems, RF-Link Technology, Cadence, and TRW. He has led global engineering and business teams in Europe, Asia, and North America and successfully drove long-term business at top-tier consumer electronics companies. He spent 14 years at Broadcom where he held senior executive positions running their global wireless personal area networking business unit, and LTE cellular development teams. Mr. Craig Ochikubo has a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Asbjorn Saebo

Mr. Asbjorn Saebo serves as Director, Employee Representative at Nordic Semiconductor ASA. He has been with the Company since 2006, working with development of firmware for Bluetooth Low Energy in various roles. Currently, as a project leader, he is responsible for the Bluetooth Low Energy protocol stack firmware. Previously, he has worked as a development engineer in a startup company on active noise control and as a Post.Doc. at the Centre for Quantifiable Quality of Service in Communication Systems (a Centre of Excellence at NTNU). He has a Ph.D. degree in Telecommunications from NTNU in Trondheim.

Birger Steen

Mr. Birger Steen has been Director of NORDIC SEMICONDUCTOR ASA since 2017. He has been CEO of Parallels, Inc. since 2010, and is based in Seattle. He previously served as Vice President of Worldwide SMB and Distribution at Microsoft and as General Manager of Microsoft Russia and Microsoft Norway. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2002, Mr. Steen was CEO of Scandinavia Online and Vice President of Business Development in Schibsted ASA. He worked for McKinsey & Company as a consultant and engagement manager from 1993 to 1996. Mr. Steen received his M.Sc. 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.

Tore Valderhaug

Mr. Tore Valderhaug has been Director of Nordic Semiconductor ASA since April 10, 2014. Tore Valderhaug is a Norwegian State Authorized Public Accountant with ten years of audit experience mainly from Arthur Andersen & Co. He has held positions as finance director and CFO in several publicly listed companies, including Cermaq ASA, EDB Business Partner, ASK Proxima/InFocus, Ocean Rig and Unitor. He has also worked within corporate finance and private equity firms. Mr. Tore Valderhaug is currently working as a consultant and is also a board member of the publicly listed company XXL ASA and Q-Free ASA as well as non-listed inApril AS.

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