Board of directors
André Christensen

André Christensen

Chairman

André Christensen has extensive strategic and operational experience from the Media, Internet, and High Tech industries across Europe, North America and Asia from the last 25 years. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer with the OTT/IPTV service provider Quickplay Media based in San Diego/Toronto where he was a co-owner until acquired by AT&T Entertainment Group in the 2016. 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. Mr. Christensen currently holds a board position with Broadnet. He has also been a successful entrepreneur and has a MSc/DiplKfm degree from University of Mannheim. 

Birgit Midtbust

Birgit Midtbust

Member

Birgit is senior lawyer in Schjødt's M&A and Capital Markets department. She joined the firm in 2007, and specializes in acquisitions and sales of companies, mergers, investment structures and ownership structures. She has a broad practice area, with main focus on oil service, offshore, shipping, maritime and technology.

Birgit has advised on a substantial number of transactions involving Norwegian and foreign listed and unlisted companies. She has substantial experience with transactions and works regularly for reputable financial and industrial clients in Norway and abroad. In addition to her M&A practice, Birgit also advises clients on general contract law, including supply agreements, construction agreements and other industrial projects forming part of the clients' day to day business.

Birgit holds a Master in law from the University of Bergen, Norway.

Frode Jacobsen

Frode Jacobsen

Member

Frode Jacobsen is the CFO of Opera Software AS, a former Otello group company. During the four years prior to the sale of Opera Software AS, Frode held various roles in the Otello group, ultimately serving as CFO. In the period 2008-2013, he was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, based in Oslo and San Francisco. Through his professional roles, Frode has developed substantial expertise in strategic planning and processes, including end-to-end acquisition and divestment initiatives, and a thorough understanding of Otello’s businesses. Frode holds a BSc of Economics and Business Administration from NHH in Norway, and a MSc of Management from HEC Paris.

Anooj Unarket

Member

Maria Borge Andreassen

Member