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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Audun Wickstrand Iversen

2016 Chairman of the Board

Lars Boilesen

49 2010 Chief Executive Officer

Petter Lade

2017 Chief Financial Officer

Will Kassoy

Chief Executive Officer of Opera Mediaworks

Andreas Thome

CCO

Frode Jacobsen

2017 Director

Birgit Midtbust

2017 Director

Andre Christensen

2014 Independent Director

Sophie-Charlotte Moatti

2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Audun Wickstrand Iversen

Mr. Audun Wickstrand Iversen has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Opera Software ASA since December 15, 2016. Before that, he has been Independent Director of the Company. He is a private investor. Over the last ten years, he has focused primarily on the telecom, IT and alternative energy industries. Previously, Iversen worked as a financial analyst at DnB Markets and as a portfolio manager at DnB Asset Management, with responsibility for global telecoms and alternative energy. He holds a degree in business administration from the Norwegian School of Management (BI) as well as degrees from Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) and the University of Oslo.

Lars Boilesen

Mr. Lars Boilesen has been Chief Executive Officer of Opera Software ASA since January 2010. He was previously Chief Commercial Officer of the Company between 2009 and January 2010, Member of the Board of Directors of the Company between 2009 and June 2009 and Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing of the Company between 2000 and 2005. He has sales and business development experience from the global information technology and telecommunications industries. From 2005-2008 he was Chief Executive Officer for the Nordic and Baltic Region at Alcatel- Lucent. Mr. Boilesen started his career in the LEGO Group as Sales and Marketing Manager for Eastern Europe. After that, he headed the Northern Europe and Asia Pacific markets for Tandberg Data. He has been on the Board of Directors of Aspiro AB since May 2009 and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors at Cobuilder AS. Mr. Boilesen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Economics from Aarhus Business School, and postgraduate diploma from Kolding Business School.

Petter Lade

Mr. Petter Lade has served as Chief Financial Officer in Opera Software ASA since February 28, 2017. Mr. Lade comes from the position as Director, IR & Corporate Development and has held several key roles within controlling, M&A and IR since joining Opera in 2006. Petter Lade has served as Interim CFO since 1. January 2017 and holds a degree in Economics (Sivilokonom) from BI Norwegian Business School.

Will Kassoy

Mr. Will Kassoy is the Chief Executive Officer of Opera Mediaworks within Opera Software ASA. Mr. Kassoy joined Opera in 2014 through the acquisition of AdColony. As CEO of AdColony, Mr. Kassoy ran the industry’s leading HD mobile video advertising platform working with Fortune 500 brands and more than 85% of the world’s top grossing app developers. Prior to joining AdColony, Mr. Kassoy served over 13 years at Activision Blizzard where he was Senior Vice President, Global Brand Management leading Activision’s global marketing organization inclusive of brand management, media, creative, research, communications and business development. Prior to joining Activision, Mr. Kassoy held roles at The Walt Disney Company, AIA (Paris, France based consulting firm in artificial intelligence) and began his career at Capitol Records/EMI. Mr. Kassoy holds a BA in Economics/Business from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Andreas Thome

Mr. Andreas Thome serves as CCO at Opera Software ASA. He has served as Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing at the Company since 2011. He previously was Executive Vice President of Sales in the Company. He joined Opera in 2007, when he took on a role as Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for EMEA region. Prior to his career with Opera, he was a Project Director at Telecom Management Partner, where he also served as Chief Officer for the Fixed Networks Division of Ghana Telecom in West Africa. He previously served a variety of roles within Alcatel. In addition to several Commercial and Management roles at Alcatel, he was the Regional Vice President (North Europe) for Access Networks Division, the General Manager for Fixed Networks, and the Customer Account Director for Alcatel’s Nordic and Baltic regions. He has also held positions at Tandberg Data in Oslo and Rim Invest in Singapore. He obtained a Master of Science degree in Project Analysis, Finance & Investment from University of York (U.K.) and Master of Science and Bachelor’s degree in Economics from University of Oslo.

Frode Jacobsen

Mr. Frode Jacobsen has served as Member of the Board of Directors of Opera Software ASA since December 15, 2016. He was Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company until January 1, 2017. He joined Opera in January 2013. His first roles were in Corporate Development with a focus on M&A, including the AdColony acquisition. Later, his responsibilities broadened to encompass various strategic initiatives. Throughout his tenure with Opera, he has worked across the organization and become an integral part of the leadership of the company. In the period 2008-2013, Jacobsen was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, based in Oslo and San Francisco, ultimately holding the position of Engagement Manager. Jacobsen holds a BSc of Economics and Business Administration from NHH in Norway, and a MSc of Management from HEC Paris.

Birgit Midtbust

Andre Christensen

Mr. Andre Christensen has been Independent Member of the Board of Directors of Opera Software ASA since June 3, 2014. He has extensive strategic and operational experience from the Media, Internet, High Tech industries across Europe, North America and Asia from the last 20 years. He is currently co-owner and Chief Operating Officer with the IPTV service provider QuickPlay Media based in San Diego/Toronto. Prior to this he was the SVP Business Operations and Strategy at Yahoo globally after 12 years with McKinsey & Company as a partner establishing and leading the Business Technology practice in Canada as well as the Global Operating Model service line worldwide. He has also been a successful entrepreneur and holds a MSc/DiplKfm degree from University of Mannheim.

Sophie-Charlotte Moatti

Ms. Sophie-Charlotte Moatti has been Independent Member of the Board of Directors of Opera Software ASA since June 2, 2015. While serving as an executive at mobile pioneers like Facebook, Trulia and Nokia, she launched and monetized mobile products that are now used by billions of people and have received prestigious awards, including an Emmy nomination. Today, she runs Products That Count, an organization that advises businesses on how to leverage mobile technology. She also serves on boards of both public and private companies, including mobile technology giant Opera Software (OPERA:Oslo). She is the author of mobilized, an insider’s guide to the business and future of connected technology, and speaks frequently at conferences. She lectures on mobile and innovation at Stanford University, where she earned her MBA and has a Master of Science in electrical engineering.

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