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. 

Maria Borge Andreassen

Maria Borge Andreassen

Member

Maria Borge Andreassen is part of the Executive Team in Europris, the largest discount variety retailer in Norway and listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. In her position as the Director of Strategy and Business Development, she is responsible for the overall strategy, including project portfolio, strategic targets, new growth initiatives, OMNI channel strategy, digital roadmap, expansion and sustainability. Balancing short term operational focus with longer term strategic initiatives is a continuous challenge that Maria enjoys working with.

Prior to joining Europris, Mrs Borge Andreassen served as Marketing and Innovation Director in the central unit and as Corporate Business Advisor to the President and CEO of Orkla ASA, the leading Nordic based branded consumer goods company. She held several board positions and started many new growth initiatives.

Maria started her career working four years as a consultant in McKinsey & Company, Inc., mainly working with strategy and organizational topics and serving clients in many industries in Scandinavia, UK and South Africa. Maria has a background combining leading-edge management consulting and consumer and retail industry experience. Focus on consumer and the consumer journey is her passion.

Maria holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Strathclyde and a MBA from INSEAD. 

Magdalena Kadziolka

Member

Maggie Kadziolka is the Chief Compliance Officer at Sand Grove Capital Management where she is responsible for U.S. and global regulatory compliance. In addition, she serves as a Board member of Sand Grove Special Purpose Fund I Ltd and Sand Grove (Cayman) GP Ltd. Before joining Sand Grove in January 2019, Maggie was the Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel at Ivory Investment Management, LLC (“Ivory”), where she was responsible for legal and regulatory support concerning U.S. and foreign matters. Prior to this, Maggie worked in Cordium’s (since acquired by ACA Compliance) compliance consulting division from April 2013 until 2016, where she managed global regulatory matters for a client base of investment advisers of hedge funds, private equity funds and fund of funds. She began her career as an attorney at a law firm founded by former SEC attorneys where her practice included SEC defense and investment adviser regulation. Maggie received a B.A. in Political Science and French (Cum Laude and with Honors), from New York University in 2006. In 2009, Maggie obtained her J.D. (Magna Cum Laude), from New York Law School, where she was also a member of the Law Review.

Karin Fløistad

Member

Karin Fløistad is presently partner in one of Norway's largest corporate lawfirms, Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS and head of the of the independent Appeals Body for Competition Cases in Norway. She has extensive experience litigating cases in the CJEU and in the EFTA Court and has also given advice in a number of years to both governmental and private clients as a practicing lawyer. She is also qualified to plead before the Supreme Court in Norway and she provides on a regular basis academic services for the law faculty at the University of Oslo.

Song Lin

Member