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Board members

Geir Førre

Chairman

Geir Førre is Managing Partner in Firda, the largest shareholder in Airthings. Firda invest in ambitious Norwegian technology companies with global ambitions. Geir holds a M.Sc in Electrical Engineering. He started his career as a research scientist at SINTEF before becoming a serial entrepreneur who founded and led Chipcon and Energy Micro, two successful Norwegian semiconductor companies, from inception to exit. He was also the founding investor and Chair of Prox Dynamics, who pioneered a whole new industry within Nano UAV helicopters. Besides being the Chair of Airthings since 2015, Geir is the Chair of Disruptive Technologies and Zivid.

Liv Dyrnes

Board Member

Lyv Dyrnes is CFO of Klaveness Combination Carriers ASA. Dyrnes has 14 years’ experience in the shipping and finance industries and has held several positions within finance and treasury in the Torvald Klaveness group. Dyrnes holds a Master of Science in Finance from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).

Lars Boilesen

Board Member

Lars Boilesen is the CEO of Otello Corporation (formerly Opera Software ASA). He has extensive experience in both sales and marketing at the Lego Group, Tandberg and at Alcatel-Lucent. Boilesen served on the board of directors for Opera (now Otello) from 2007 to 2009 until he became CEO. Boilesen earned his bachelor's degree in business economics from Aarhus School of Business in Denmark and a postgraduate diploma from Kolding Business School, and moved to Norway in 1997.

Anlaug Underdal

Employee representative to the board

Anlaug Underdal has 6 years of experience as a software developer. She currently holds the position as Staff Software Engineer and Frontend Developer at Airthings. Before joining Airthings in 2017, Underdal worked for Netlight Consulting as a Software Engineer. She holds a master degree in Communication Technology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

Tore Rismyhr

Employee representative to the board

Tore H. Rismyhr serves as Sales Manager, Public sector at Airthings for Business. Rismyhr has a vast experience in sales, marketing and management through 25+ years in the Telecom/IT-sector (Telenor, Brightpoint, Ingram Micro). Prior to joining Airthings for Business, he has worked with Welfare technology and IoT-solutions addressing the public sector. Rismyhr holds IATTO-certification from Norges Eksportskole and studies in Marketing communication/Board competency at BI.

Emma Tryti

Board Member

Emma is CEO of Kron, and has long experience from innovation management. She has i.a. been a management member of Vipps since inception, as CCO Commerce and Invoice. Prior to joining Vipps she worked with private equity transactions at Danske Bank Capital Markets, and has had several research and management positions within banking, finance and insurance, as well as in the sports industry. Emma is driven by innovation, and gets energized by creating new solutions that make everyday life easier. Emma holds a Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics with a MSc in mathematics and finance from UWA, Australia.

Karin Berg

Board Member

Karin Berg is an experienced commercial leader with deep knowledge from consumer oriented businesses. Karin is currently chief growth officer in the technology and logistics start-up Wanda.space. Prior to this she was managing director B2C in Komplett group, and marketing director in Carlsberg. She has more than 6 years of management consulting experience from McKinsey and Bearingpoint, and has co-founded the online retail brand Berg & Berg. Karin holds a MSc in Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).

Fredrik Thoresen

Board Member

Fredrik has more than ten years of experience as an equity analyst in the technology sector from DNB Markets, Sector Asset Management and SEB. He also has four years of experience as a manager of two equity funds at Storebrand and now works as a Partner in Kvantia. He has his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and will provide the board with expertise in investor relations and capital markets.

Aksel L. Svindal

Board Member

Aksel Lund Svindal is a Norwegian former World Cup alpine ski racer. He’s a two-time overall World Cup champion, an Olympic gold medalist in super-G, and a five-time World Champion in downhill, giant slalom, and super combined. Experienced in building performance culture after competing at the highest level in sports for 15 years, Svindal has been a seed investor for more than five years and joined Airthings Board of Directors in 2019.

Investor relations contact

Jeremy Gerst

CFO

IR@airthings.com
Evelien Jacobs

Press contact

press@airthings.com
Øyvind Birkenes

CEO

oyvind.birkenes@airthings.com