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Thin Film Electronics ASA (THIN.OL)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Morten Opstad

64 2006 Chairman of the Board

Davor Sutija

54 2010 Chief Executive Officer

Ole Thorsnes

2016 Chief Financial Officer, Secretary to the Board

Peter Fischer

2015 Chief Operating Officer

Erwan Le Roy

2016 Executive Vice President, Business Development & General Manager NFC Solutions and Smart Sensor Products

John McNulty

2018 Executive Vice President Marketing

Giampaolo Marino

2018 Executive Vice President Hardware Solutions

Bill Cummings

2016 Senior Vice President Corporate Communications

Henrik Sjoberg

Senior Vice President of Product Management

Christer Karlsson

52 Chief Technology Officer

Kevin Dodson

2018 Vice President Channel Solutions

Tauseef Bashir

2018 Chief Sales Officer

Christian Delay

2018 Chief Commercial Officer

Preeti Mardia

50 2013 Director

Tor Mesoy

54 2013 Director

Laura Oliphant

2017 Director

Biographies

Name Description

Morten Opstad

Mr. Morten Opstad has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Thin Film Electronics ASA, since October 2, 2006. He is Partner and Chairman of the Board of Directors in Advokatfirma Raeder DA in Oslo. He has rendered legal assistance with respect to establishing and organizing several technology and innovation companies within this line of business. He is Chairman of the Board of Idex ASA. He is Member of the Boards of Total Sports Online AS, Glommen Eiendom AS, Chaos AS and K-Konsult AS. He was previously Member of the Boards of Fileflow Technologies AS and A. Sundvall AS. He holds a Master's degree in Law from Universitetet i Oslo from 1979.

Davor Sutija

Dr. Davor Sutija has been Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Thin Film Electronics ASA since July 1, 2010. He was previously Executive Vice President of Business Development and Marketing of the Company between January 6, 2010 and June 30, 2010. Prior to joining Thinfilm, he was Senior Vice President, Product Marketing, at FAST, a Microsoft subsidiary, and founding CEO at SiNOR AS, a producer of electronic and PV-grade silicon ingots. He was elected to the Board of the Organic Electronics Association in 2012 and has served on the Boards of technology firms SensoNor, Birdstep, and Owera. Dr. Sutija graduated from the Jerome Fisher Management and Technology program at the Wharton School, and has a Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley, in Chemical Engineering. He was a Hertz Fellow at Lawrence Berkeley Labs.

Ole Thorsnes

Mr. Ole Ronny Thorsnes has been Chief Financial Officer and Secretary to the Board at Thin Film Electronics ASA since June 1, 2016. Mr. Thorsnes most recently served as Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions at Orkla ASA. Mr. Thorsnes has previously served as a senior associate at McKinsey & Company, which he joined in 2007, working with a broad range of industries, focusing mainly on strategy, finance and operational topics. He holds a Master of Science degree from NTNU's Institute of Industrial Economy and Technological Management.

Peter Fischer

Dr. Peter Fischer has been Chief Operating Officer at Thin Film Electronics ASA since November 24, 2015. Before that, he has been Chief Product Officer at Thin Film Electronics ASA since later in 2013. Prior to Thinfilm he was Chief Technology Officer at Plastic Logic, a Printed Electronics startup and producer of flexible displays, and earlier in his career he served as Director, Back-end Products at Qimonda, and Senior Manager, Front-end Process Integration at Infineon Technologies. He was elected to the board of the Organic Electronics Association (OE-A) in 2011, 2013, and 2015. In 2012, Dr. Fischer was named one of the top “Forty Innovators Building the Foundation of the Next-gen Electronics Industry” by EETimes. He holds a diploma and Ph.D. in Physics from University of Magdeburg.

Erwan Le Roy

Mr. Erwan Le Roy has been Executive Vice President, Business Development & General Manager NFC Solutions and Smart Sensor Products at Thin Film Electronics ASA since July 14, 2016. He was Senior Vice President, Strategic Marketing and General Manager, Sensor Products at the Company from November 24, 2015 until May 20, 2016. He was most recently with Veeco (formerly Solid State Equipment Company) where he drove the marketing strategy that resulted in SSEC achieving 90% market share and the acquisition by Veeco. Prior to SSEC, Mr. Le Roy held senior business development and marketing positions at KLA Tencor and Credence Diagnostics Systems, a division of Schlumberger. He holds an MBA from Duke University and dual Master of Engineering from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, Taejon, Korea and the National Institute of Applied Sciences, Lyon, France.

John McNulty

Mr. John McNulty has been Executive Vice President Marketing at THIN FILM ELECTRONICS ASA since February 7, 2018. Mr. McNulty brings over 25 years of marketing experience to Thinfilm with extensive experience in SaaS-based marketing and advertising technologies. His experience includes in-house marketing positions at startup and established technology companies as well as at large and small advertising agencies where he worked with clients in various industries, including technology, retail, automotive, pharmaceutical, telecommunications and finance. Prior to joining Thinfilm, Mr. McNulty was Vice President Global Marketing for Marin Software, a leading SaaS ad management platform used by digital marketers to manage search, social, and display advertising. He also held senior marketing positions with Beanstock Media, VerticalResponse, and Hub Strategy. He graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism.

Giampaolo Marino

Mr. Giampaolo Marino has been Executive Vice President Hardware Solutions at THIN FILM ELECTRONICS ASA since August 2, 2018. Mr. Marino brings nearly 20 years of product leadership and go-to-market experience to Thinfilm in the areas of mobile, IoT, consumer, and industrial applications. As EVP Hardware Solutions, he will be responsible for overseeing the Product Management and Engineering functions for Thinfilm, as well as the Company's Quality Management program and hardware ecosystem strategic partnerships. Mr. Marino joins Thinfilm from NXP Semiconductors, a global leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications. While at NXP he served as GM and Head of Product Line, Audio & Voice Solution Products, IoT, managing a global team responsible for R&D, marketing, business development, system architecture, product definition, and customer application support. Mr. Marino also led NXP's Audio & Voice solution strategy for the Mobile and IoT market segments across four strategic areas: Mobile & Wearables, Automotive, Home Entertainment, and Home Control & Security. Prior to NXP, Mr. Marino held senior product-related positions with Monolithic Power Systems, Texas Instruments, Intersil, and Analog Devices. He earned an MBA in Corporate Entrepreneurship, Marketing and General Management from the Franklin W. Olin School of Business at Babson College. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from San Jose State University.

Bill Cummings

Mr. Bill Cummings has been Senior Vice President Corporate Communications at Thin Film Electronics ASA since May 20, 2016. Mr. Cummings joined Thinfilm in March of 2014 as VP Marketing & Communications. He leads the Company’s external/internal communications strategy and related initiatives and is responsible for marketing communications, demand generation, sales enablement, public relations, IR/AR, and web/branding. Prior to joining Thinfilm, Mr. Cummings held senior strategic marketing and communications positions with a number of leading firms. These roles included Senior Communications Consultant with Deloitte & Touche, VP Marketing with Prologis, and VP Communications Consulting with Fidelity Investments. Mr. Cummings has won several awards for strategic communications accomplishments, including a Gold Quill Award from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). He is a member of the Mobile Marketing Association’s (MMA) Mobile Shopper Marketing Committee and earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Dartmouth College.

Henrik Sjoberg

Dr. Henrik Sjoberg serves as Senior Vice President of Product Management at Thin Film Electronics ASA. Dr. Sjoberg joined Thinfilm in March 2013 as Vice President, System Products. He joined the management team in November 2013. Previously he has for more than 10 years held a number of Director positions, both within R&D and Product Management, at Micronic Mydata. Henrik also spent a few years with ACREO and has a Ph.D. in Physics from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

Christer Karlsson

Dr. Christer Karlsson is Chief Technology Officer of Thin Film Electronics ASA. He joined Thin Film Electronics AB in 2000 where he has served as project manager, group manager and Technology Director leading developments of Si CMOS designs, printed memory, transistors and other devices as well as integrated products for a variety of applications. Dr. Karlsson has a Ph.D. in surface and semiconductor physics from Linkoping University in 1994. He served as a Researcher, Project Manager and Deputy Research Director at the National Defense Research Establishment, Linkoping, Sweden for six years in the field of laser systems including technology areas such as semiconductor lasers, optics, signal processing and system design.

Kevin Dodson

Mr. Kevin Dodson has been Vice President Channel Solutions at THIN FILM ELECTRONICS ASA since January 15, 2018. He is a veteran strategy, business development, and product management executive with more than 20 years of experience working for early-stage Internet technology companies. Most recently, he was VP of Strategy and Partnerships for Beckon, a data management and analytics SaaS platform for enterprise marketers. Prior to Beckon, Mr. Dodson co-founded two startups - YapMap, a search engine for social content, and In.Vu, a search engine for machine-generated data. He was VP of Product for Quigo Technologies, a contextual ad network (acquired by AOL), and a Sr. Director of Strategy and Analytics for the advertising agency, Razorfish, where he started the digital analytics practice. Prior to his business career, Mr. Dodson spent five years in the US Army. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and a Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Tauseef Bashir

Mr. Tauseef Bashir has been Chief Sales Officer at Thin Film Electronics ASA since January 15, 2018. Before that, he has been Executive Vice President Global Sales at Thin Film Electronics ASA since July 25, 2016. Mr. Bashir has over 20 years of experience in SaaS, Internet of Things (IoT), enterprise collaboration, enterprise search and knowledge discovery. As EVP Global Sales he is responsible for the Company’s sales strategy as well as all initiatives related to sales of Thinfilm products, including NFC Solutions (OpenSense, SpeedTap), EAS (Electronic Article Surveillance), Software, and Thinfilm Memory). Before joining Thinfilm, Mr. Bashir was Chief Sales Officer for Amazon.com, where he led the global go-to-market strategy for commercialization of the Amazon Speech Cloud Platform and Alexa Software. Prior to Amazon.com, he held senior roles with a number of leading firms, including FAST (acquired by Microsoft), Autonomy, Inc. (acquired by HP), and Ramp, Inc. (acquired by Cxense). Mr. Bashir holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (BSIS) from the University of Redlands in Redlands, California.

Christian Delay

Mr. Christian Delay has been Chief Commercial Officer at Thin Film Electronics ASA since May 23, 2018. He has previously been Executive Vice President Software since February 7, 2018. He has previously been Senior Vice President Strategic Marketing and General Manager Software Platforms at Thin Film Electronics ASA since May 20, 2016. Mr. Delay joined Thinfilm from the Ask Partner Network (an IAC company) where he was responsible for the strategy and growth of APN's Mobile business. His efforts focused on building search and advertising solutions that were integrated with, and distributed to, application developers and OEMs, which led to significant user, query and revenue growth. Prior to joining APN, Mr. Delay held senior positions at Opera Software, Obopay, Yahoo and Infospace. He earned his MBA from Duke University after working for Arthur Andersen and JPMorgan in Switzerland.

Preeti Mardia

Ms. Preeti Mardia has served as Member of the Board of Directors of Thin Film Electronics ASA since May 8, 2013. She has diverse executive management and operations expertise across Electronics, Semi-conductors, Telecoms, Aerospace, and Food Industry sectors. She is currently Senior Vice President of Operations at IDEX ASA, and is responsible for the operational strategy and establishing manufacturing partnerships. Ms. Mardia previously worked within Moseley Wireless Group and Filtronic Plc as Operations Director and established commercial and supply relationships with Tier One OEMs for mobile telecoms infrastructure. She was responsible for implementing a world-class highly automated electronics manufacturing plant and establishing global supply-chain partnerships. She managed and scaled a semiconductor foundry from technology phase to high-volume manufacturing of Gallium Arsenide semiconductor devices for the mobile handset, aerospace, and base-station markets. Ms. Mardia has extensive FMCG experience in manufacturing, product development and quality assurance with Cadbury Schweppes Plc, and supplied into major international retailers. She has a degree in Food Science & Technology and is undertaking a Masters degree in Executive Management at Ashridge, UK.

Tor Mesoy

Mr. Tor Mesoy has served as Member of the Board of Directors of Thin Film Electronics ASA since May 8, 2013. He is Chairman of Agnus Consulting, manages his own consulting company, is Senior Advisor to the board of PurifAid, an NGO, and holds Board positions at Creation Power, a think tank, as well as at the not-for-profit organization Impuls, a Norwegian youth movement. Formerly he was Partner with McKinsey and Accenture. Mr. Mesoy received a Bachelor’s degree from Universitetet i Oslo in Computer Science and Mathematics, and a Master’s degree from the University of Minnesota in Mathematics and Philosophy. He also attended the Advanced Business Management Program at the Kellogg Graduate School of Business.

Laura Oliphant