Board of directors
Lars B. Thoresen is Senior Advisor at Verdane Capital. He was Managing Partner/Joint Managing Partner for Verdane Capital Advisors from 2008 to 2015. Lars joined Verdane Capital’s Oslo office in 1999. Verdane manages more than NOK 8 bn for Norwegian and international institutional investors, and has 25 employees in their offices in Oslo, Stockholm and Helsinki. At Verdane Lars has been instrumental in the acquisition of both several portfolios of direct investments as well as individual companies, such as Skandia Life portfolio, Nordic Venture Partners, Ferd and EasyPark. He has also helped build and grow a number of portfolio companies from a board role, such as Opera Software AS, Liaison Technologies Inc., CRF Health Oy, and Napatech. Lars is today Chairman of the Board at Napatech, and serves on the Board of Arundo Analytics Inc, The Future Group, Carn Capital and INSEAD Alumni Assoc. Norw.
Lars holds an MBA from INSEAD (France) and a BSc in Finance from St. John’s University, New York (USA).
Husøy Linn Anette
Investor and entrepreneur in telecom, IT, asset management and real estate.
Co-founder of Phonero and Solvilla, active board member in multiple private and listed companies.
Former lawyer in Thommessen, law degree from University of Oslo.
Anette Juel Knudtzon×
Anette J. Knudtzon is CEO in Woolland AS. She was previously COO/SVP of Operations in Telenor Digital Businesses and has also seven years of experience as an investment professional in Ferd AS. Knudtzon has also experience from ABG Sundal Collier and McKinsey & Company. She has been a board member in Mestergruppen AS, Woolland AS and Vensafe AS.
Knudtzon is “Siviløkonom” from the Norwegian Business School in Sandvika.
Kari Mette Toverud×
Kari Mette Toverud is Director of Communications at Norkart AS. Ms. Toverud has worked in the telecom and datacom sectors for the past 20 years: Communication and Marketing Director at Broadnet and Ventelo from 2011 to 2014 and held the same position at Network Norway from 2006 to 2011). She was COO at Cloudberry Mobile from 2014 to 2015 and has held top management positions at Telenor Media, Telenor Mobil and Telenor Nordic Mobile (1995–2006). She has also served on a number of board, notably Telenor Eiendom, Telenor Norge and Telenor Key Partner, and currently sits on the boards of Systek AS and Norwegian Golf Federation. Ms. Toverud has a Master of Business and Marketing/Handeløkonom from BI Norwegian Business School/Handelsakademiet (1987 – 1991).