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Kongsberg Automotive ASA (KOA.OL)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Bruce Taylor

52 2016 Chairman of the Board

Henning Jensen

56 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer

Norbert Loers

2017 Chief Financial Officer

Helga Bollmann Leknes

Executive Vice President, Human Resources & Communications

Philippe Toth

Executive Vice President, Business Development & Investor Relations

Anders Nystrom

2015 Executive Vice President, Interior

Geert Quaegebeur

2016 Executive Vice President, Powertrain & Chassis

Lovisa Soderholm

2015 Executive Vice President, Purchasing

Matthias Vogel

Executive Vice President, Quality, HSE & CR

Jon Munthe

General Counsel

Staffan Spethz

Director of Marketing

Kari Braenden Aaslund

2016 Director, Employee Representative

Thomas Falck

51 2010 Director

Ellen Hanetho

53 2016 Director

Jon-Ivar Jornby

2016 Director, Employee Representative

Bjorn Odegard

2017 Director, Employee Representative

Ernst Kellermann

60 2017 Independent Director

Gunilla Nordstrom

58 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Bruce Taylor

Mr. Bruce E. Taylor has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kongsberg Automotive ASA since June 13, 2016. He has been Director of the Company since March 31, 2016. He has education from the American University, Washington and Harvard Business School, Boston. From 1985 to 2001, he held various senior management positions within Eaton Corporation in the US and Strasbourg, France. From 2001 to 2007 he was Senior Managing Director and Partner in private equity firm Cortec Group Inc., New York. From 2008-2014, he was President and Non-executive Chairman in Global Thermoelectric, Inc., Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is currently Director of Torq Corporation (Board of Advisors), Amacs Process Tower Internals (Chairman Board of Directors), ASM Holdco (Board of Directors) and F Cubed LLC (Board of Directors).

Henning Jensen

Mr. Henning Eskild Jensen has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Kongsberg Automotive ASA since June 10, 2016. He was Chairman of the Board at the Company from March 31, 2016 until June 10, 2016. He has a Bachelor of Arts and MBA from the University of San Francisco, USA. He has also undertaken doctoral studies at Hochschule St. Gallen, Switzerland. From 1995 to 2001 he held various managerial and executive positions at General Motors, including as Director of Finance Europe for Delphi Delco Electronics and Saginaw Steering Systems. From 2001-2009 he was Divisional Head, CFO, and other senior level management positions in TE Connectivity/Tyco Electronics Ltd. In 2010 and 2011 he was CEO, CFO and Chairman of the Management Board of RHI AG; Vienna, Austria. From 2011-2015 he was with Kistefos AS, most of the time as CEO and Managing Director.

Norbert Loers

Mr. Norbert Loers has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of Kongsberg Automotive ASA, effective as of January 16, 2017. He is responsible for finance and IT functions. He has industrial and financial experience. Most recently, he was CFO of the Hay Group, a global automotive supplier based in Bad Sobernheim, Germany. Prior to joining Hay Group, Norbert was CFO of Neumayer Tekfor, a global automotive supplier. Prior to his CFO positions, Norbert Loers held various senior management positions at Ingersoll Rand for 11 years in Belgium, Ireland, the Czech Republic and Germany. Before joining Ingersoll Rand, Mr. Loers worked for MAN, the heavy-duty vehicle manufacturer. Norbert Loers holds a degree in economics (Diplom-Volkswirt) from University of Bonn, Germany.

Helga Bollmann Leknes

Ms. Helga Bollmann Leknes serves as Executive Vice President, Human Resources & Communications at Kongsberg Automotive ASA. She also has responsibility for HSE & CSR. She holds Bachelor of Management from BI Norwegian Business School and Master of Management from Norwegian University of Science and Technology. She was SVP HR / Head of Staff Functions (incl. HSE, Contracts & Sourcing, CSR, Risk, QA, Communication & Knowledge Management) in Frontica Business Solutions (former Aker Solutions); SVP HR for four business areas within Aker Solutions; Head of People Structure, Corporate HR in Aker and VP HR for the Subsea business area in region Norway/Africa, Aker Solutions.

Philippe Toth

Mr. Philippe Toth serves as Executive Vice President, Business Development & Investor Relations at Kongsberg Automotive ASA. He previously was Senior Vice President, Business Development & Investor Relations at the Company from January 1, 2015. He was also Investor Relations Officer, Director of Mergers & Acquisitions at the Company until January 1, 2015.

Anders Nystrom

Mr. Anders Nystrom has been appointed Executive Vice President, Interior at Kongsberg Automotive ASA, effective as of January 1, 2015. He has previously been Executive Vice President, Purchasing at the Company since November 1, 2011. He joined the Company from Volvo Car Corporation, where he has been Vice President, Direct Material Purchasing since 2008. Prior to his latest position, he has also held several senior positions within purchasing in Ford Motor Company and Volvo Car Corporation. He is Mechanical Engineer, Polhem Technical College and has Engineering Economics Studies, Chalmers University of Technology and education from CEDEP/INSEAD.

Geert Quaegebeur

Mr. Geert Quaegebeur has been Executive Vice President, Powertrain & Chassis at Kongsberg Automotive ASA since October 1, 2016. He holds a degree in Electro-mechanical engineering from the University of Ostend, MBA from the University of Ghent and Master’s degree in Internal Audit from the University of Antwerp. He has experience as CFO and Business Partner Benelux of TechData, CEO of Pemco and from Executive positions at RHI in Austria, and at Tyco Electronics in the US, Germany, Czech Republic and the UK.

Lovisa Soderholm

Ms. Lovisa Soderholm has been appointed Executive Vice President, Purchasing of Kongsberg Automotive ASA effective as of January 1, 2015. She came from the position of Business Excellence Director and Chief Purchasing Officer for Direct Materials in SKF. Prior to that, Lovisa worked for Ford and Volvo Cars for over 10 years, where she held numerous leadership roles including responsibility for running global raw materials operations within purchasing at several OEMs. She has spent 20 years in operations, with experience in purchasing, strategic materials management, change management, project management and logistics. She holds Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Chalmers Tekniska Hogskola.

Matthias Vogel

Jon Munthe

Mr. Jon Munthe serves as General Counsel at Kongsberg Automotive ASA. He holds Master of law degree from the University of Oslo. He joined Kongsberg Automotive as General Counsel in 2008. He has been corporate legal counsel in other industrial enterprises and served as Associate in a major Oslo law firm. He was also Deputy judge.

Staffan Spethz

Mr. Staffan Spethz serves as Director of Marketing at Kongsberg Automotive ASA. He holds Master’s degree in Industrial economics from Jonkoping University in Sweden. He joined Kongsberg Automotive in 2004. He worked in supplier development, commodity purchasing, and sales & marketing. He was Global Marketing Manager for the Driveline business area since 2012.

Kari Braenden Aaslund

Ms. Kari Braenden Aaslund has been Director, Employee Representative at Kongsberg Automotive ASA since March 31, 2016. She is Production Planner, Fluid Transfer Systems.

Thomas Falck

Mr. Thomas Falck has served as Member of the Board of Directors of Kongsberg Automotive ASA since 2010. He graduated from Sjokrigsskolen and has received Master of Business Administration degree from Darden, School of Business in the University of Virginia. He is Managing Director of Agenda Capital. He was until 2007 one of five equal owners of Verdane Capital, formerly Four Seasns Ventures (FSV). Before joining FSV he was CEO of Visma Marine ASA. He has been Chairman of Making Waves, Filmparken AS and Solen / Agende Capital AS. He has also served as Board Member of Vizrt Ltd, EMS SS ASA, 5 fond i fond for First/Navigea, Making View AS, Mindex AS and Varslerinstituttet AS.

Ellen Hanetho

Ms. Ellen Merete Hanetho has been Director of Kongsberg Automotive ASA since March 31, 2016. She is educated at Boston University, Boston Harvard Business School; Solvay Business School, Brussels and Insead, Fontainebleau. She has work experience from the Brussels Stock Exchange, Citibank, Brussels, Goldman Sachs, Investment Banking Division, London, Credo Partners, Oslo, Credo Kapital, Oslo and is from 2013 CEO in Frigaard Invest Oslo. She is also Director of NextGenTel Holding ASA, Fearnley Project Finance AS, Fearnley Pensjonskasse AS and Fearnley Securities AS.

Jon-Ivar Jornby

Mr. Jon-Ivar Jornby has been Director, Employee Representative at Kongsberg Automotive ASA since March 31, 2016. He is employed in Hvittingfoss Plant, Driver Control Systems.

Bjorn Odegard

Ernst Kellermann

Mr. Ernst F. Kellermann has been Independent Director at Kongsberg Automotive ASA since June 1, 2017. He has a Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of Aalen. Since 2002, he has served as Managing Director of Marquardt GmbH, Rietheim-Weiheim, Germany and most recently as Chief Operating Officer from 2015 to 2016. From 1995 to 1999, he worked as Engineering Manager in Eaton VSED Division, Langenlonsheim, Germany and from 1999 to 2002 as Plant Manager in the same Company. From 1987 to 1991, he worked as Technical Liaison in ITT Automotive-SWF Division, Auburn Hills, Michigan, from 1992 to 1993 as Engineering Manager in the same Company same place and as Project Manager in the same Company in Vemding, Germany. From 1983 to 1986, he was Laboratory Engineer with ITT Automotive-SWF, Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany and in 1987; he was Assistant to CEO in the same Company.

Gunilla Nordstrom

Ms. Gunilla Nordstrom has been Independent Director at Kongsberg Automotive ASA since June 1, 2017. She holds a Master of Science in Electronics, Industrial Marketing Management, Linkoping University, Institute of Technology (LiTH), Sweden. She has further education from Colombia University and INSEAD. She has worked as President & CEO, Eletrolux Asia/Pacific and Executive Vice President of Electrolux AB 2007- 2015. She held senior Management positions with Ericsson and Sony Ericsson in Europe, Latin America and Asia 1983 - 2007. G. Nordstrom has extensive board experience, earlier including Atlas Copco AB (Sweden) and Wartsila Corporation Oy (Finland). She is currently Board Member of Bombardier Transport Co Ltd and EDHEC (IAB).