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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Morten Opstad

64 1997 Chairman of the Board

Hemant Mardia

55 2013 Chief Executive Officer

Henrik Knudtzon

36 2015 Chief Financial Officer

Yang Chiah Yee

2016 Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales

Arthur Stewart

60 2015 Senior Vice President of Product Management

Anthony Sweeney

49 2015 Senior Vice President of Engineering

Lunji Qiu

54 2015 Vice President of IDEX China, General Manager

Charlotte Knudsen

2016 Director of Investor Relations and Communication

Fred Benkley

59 2013 Chief Technology Officer at IDEX America

Lawrence Ciaccia

58 2015 Independent Director

Deborah Davis

53 2015 Independent Director

Hanne Hovding

62 2007 Independent Director

Andrew MacLeod

59 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Morten Opstad

Mr. Morten Opstad has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors at Idex ASA since March 1997. Mr. Opstad is a partner and chairman of the board in Advokatfirma Raeder DA in Oslo. He has rendered legal assistance with respect to establishing and organizing several technology and innovation companies. His directorships include inter alia current board positions in Thin Film Electronics ASA (chairman) and cXense AS (chairman). Mr. Opstad has a legal degree (Cand.Jur.) from the University of Oslo from 1979. He was admitted to the Norwegian Bar Association in 1986.

Hemant Mardia

Dr. Hemant Mardia has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Idex ASA, effective as of May 7, 2013. In 2012-2013, Dr. Mardia was President of Axxcss Wireless Ltd., a subsidiary of the Moseley Wireless Group. He was formerly CEO of Filtronic Plc, a London Stock Exchange listed business in the telecoms sector, for five years, and his prior career includes various management roles in telecoms, security and defense equipment companies. Dr. Mardia holds a Ph.D in electronics.

Henrik Knudtzon

Mr. Henrik Knudtzon has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of Idex ASA, effective as of August 1, 2014. Prior to joining IDEX, Mr. Knudtzon was a Director at the private equity firm Herkules Capital, where he worked for six years. From 2004 to 2008 Mr. Knudtzon was a consultant at McKinsey & Company. Mr. Knudtzon holds an MSc degree in Economics and Business Administration, with a specialization in finance, from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration.

Yang Chiah Yee

Mr. Yang Chiah Yee has been Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at IDEX ASA since April 3, 2016. Mr. Yee has extensive executive sales experience in the semiconductor industry, including 8 years at Atmel, most recently as VP of Worldwide sales, and more than two decades driving sales at semiconductor companies to deliver profitable growth.

Arthur Stewart

Mr. Arthur (Art) L. Stewart has been Senior Vice President of Product Management at IDEX ASA since February 24, 2015. Following an engineering design background in government communications systems design, Mr. Stewart joined AuthenTec in 2002 where he held various executive positions. Following Apple’s acquisition of AuthenTec, Mr. Stewart joined Synaptics, which acquired Validity Sensors. He was appointed to Vice President of Product Management for Synaptics’ Biometrics Product Division. Mr. Stewart has been a board representative at the FIDO Alliance, and currently serves on the board of the Biometrics Institute.

Anthony Sweeney

Mr. Anthony Sweeney has served as Senior Vice President of Engineering of IDEX ASA since September 2015. Prior to this role, he was General Manager and VP of Operations at Mercury Systems, Inc. Mr. Sweeney has over 25 years of experience in the semiconductor, defense and aerospace, and mobile infrastructure industries with various management roles including President of AC Executive Solutions, as well as several executive appointments at Endwave Corporation, including Managing Director of Endwave International, Inc. Mr. Sweeney holds an MBA from Boston University, MSEE and BSEE degrees from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and an Executive Certificate in Strategy and Innovation from the MIT Sloan School.

Lunji Qiu

Dr. Lunji Qiu has been General Manager and Vice President of IDEX China at IDEX ASA since February 24, 2015. Dr. Qiu previously held positions as Vice President & General Manager of Next Biometrics China, AuthenTec China and Atrua Technologies China, General Manager of Broadcom China, and held management and engineering positions with Motorola in Singapore. Dr. Qiu earned Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunication Engineering from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, as well as a Master’s degree and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Queensland.

Charlotte Knudsen

Ms. Charlotte Knudsen has served as Director of Investor Relations and Communication of IDEX ASA since November 7, 2016. She has almost two decades of experience with investor relations and communications. Her most recent position was Head of IR at Electromagnetic Geoservices, a company listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Prior roles include financial and corporate communication advisor at Crux Communications, and Business Manager at Hugin, a provider of financial information.

Fred Benkley

Mr. Fred Benkley has served as Chief Technology Officer at IDEX America within IDEX ASA since 2013. He has over 30 years of experience in the semiconductor technology and biometrics industries. Mr. Benkley founded Picofield Technologies in 2010, which company’s technology was acquired by IDEX in 2013. Mr. Benkley founded Validity Sensors in 2002 and Metro Engineering prior. Mr. Benkley holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University.

Lawrence Ciaccia

Mr. Lawrence John (Larry) Ciaccia has served as Independent Member of the Board of Directors of IDEX ASA since May 12, 2015. He has broad expertise from the semiconductor industry. Mr. Ciaccia played a pivotal role in transforming AuthenTec from a start-up into the world's leading fingerprint sensor supplier, serving as CEO from September 2010 and instrumental in the acquisition of AuthenTec by Apple in October 2012. He remained with Apple through February 2013 to assist in the acquisition integration and transition.

Deborah Davis

Ms. Deborah Lee Davis has served as Independent Member of the Board of Directors of IDEX ASA since May 12, 2015. Ms. Davis has more than 25 years of technology (software, telecommunications) and Internet (payments/financial services & retail) company experience, with 14 years in European and global vice president roles at PayPal, eBay, Verizon and Symantec. She holds nonexecutive director positions at Which?, Intelligent Environments and is an active trustee of SATIB Conservation Trust. Ms. Davis is a Member of the Institute of Company Directors, UK and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Electronics) Honours degree from the University of Melbourne and a Sloan Masters in Science (Management) with Distinction from London Business School.

Hanne Hovding

Ms. Hanne Hovding has served as Independent Member of the Board of Directors of Idex ASA since 2007. Ms. Hovding has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration. In her professional career she has held several management positions within personnel administration, finance, credit card administration and debt collection.

Andrew MacLeod

Mr. Andrew (Andy) James MacLeod has been Independent Member of the Board of Directors of Idex ASA since May 7, 2014. Mr. MacLeod is CTO for Vodafone plc.'s Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific region. Previously, Mr. MacLeod was Group Chief Networks Officer at Vodafone. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a Chartered Engineer (metals materials and mining), holds an MBA from Warwick Business School and an MA in Materials Science from Keble College, Oxford University. He has since the early 1990's held CEO, COO and CTO positions at major telecommunication companies. He is a board member of Vodafone Australia and Indus.