Elected annually, Board members serve on behalf of our shareholders.
Morten Opstad, Chairman
Mr. Opstad has served as Chairman of the Board of the Company since 2 October 2006. He is a partner and Chairman of the Board of Directors in Advokatfirma Ræder DA in Oslo. He has rendered legal assistance with respect to establishing and organizing several technology and innovation companies within this line of business. His directorships over the last five years include current board positions in Idex ASA (Chairman), Total Sports Online AS, Glommen Eiendom AS, Chaos AS, K-Konsult AS, and former directorships in Fileflow Technologies AS and A. Sundvall AS. Mr. Opstad was born in 1953 and is a Norwegian citizen.
Rolf Knut Lennart Åberg, Board Member
Mr. Åberg has been a Board member of the Company since 2 October 2006. Prior to this, he served as the Managing Director between 2000 and 2006. He studied computer science at Linköping University and strategic sales and management at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Åberg held various positions at Saab in Linköping (1973-1981) and different leading positions within sales and marketing at Computervision Northern Europe (1981-1987). He was Managing Director of Mentor Graphics Scandinavia (1987-1991) and Vice President and General Manager Europe of Synopsys, Inc. (1991-2000). Mr. Åberg was born in 1951 and is a Swedish citizen.
Rita Glenne, Board Member
Ms. Glenne has served as Board member of the Company since 11 May 2011. She has extensive experience in commercializing technology within the university, institute, and private sectors. As Vice President of Technology at Rec Solar AS and Technology Manager of Renewable Energy Corporation (REC) ASA, Ms. Glenne was responsible for technical specification of production equipment and troubleshooting start-up of REC’s new wafer plant. She also had responsibility for technology and R&D strategy in REC’s Solar division. Dr. Glenne has a Ph.D. from the Technical University of Trondheim (NTNU) in Material Science. Before joining REC in 2001, she worked as Senior Scientist at Norsk Hydro ASA, and as Research Scientist at SINTEF and the Centre for Industrial Research (SI). Ms. Glenne was born in 1965 and is a Norwegian citizen.
Margareta Josefsson, Board Member
Ms. Josefsson has served as Board member of the Company since 7 May 2010. She is part owner of Osten Oskarsson Systemkonsult (1991-) where she works as consultant. She has, or has had, a number of board positions in Swedish companies and organizations: Sunda Hus AB (Chairman of the board, 2007-), New Tools for Health (2007-), Linköping University (2010-), and Neoplex AB (2006-2008). Ms. Josefsson holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg (1969-1974). She participated in the management training program RUTER DAM (1993-1994) and completed financial studies at the Stockholm School of Economics in Stockholm in 1998. Ms. Josefsson was born in 1949 and is a Swedish citizen.
Tor Mesøy, Board Member
Mr. Mesøy has served as a management consultant for more than 25 years. He now heads up his own consulting company, but was formerly a partner with McKinsey & Company and with Accenture. Tor has extensive consulting and counseling experience from multiple sectors, including high-tech, telecommunications, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, public sector, energy, utilities, banking, insurance and oil & gas. Tor is chairman of the board of Agnus Consulting, a company focusing on leadership development and management consulting. He is also a 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. Mr. Mesøy received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Oslo (Computer Science, Mathematics), a Master’s degree from the University of Minnesota (Mathematics, Philosophy), and has attended the Advanced Business Managament Program at Kellogg Graduate School of Business at Northwestern University.
Preeti Mardia, Board Member
Mrs. Mardia has diverse general management and operations expertise across Electronics, Semi-conductors, Telecoms, Aerospace, and Food Industry sectors. Preeti is currently Vice President of Operations at Axxcss Wireless Ltd (a subsidiary of Moseley Group US) where she is responsible for the operational strategy and establishing the supply chain for 4G radio backhaul systems. Preeti previously worked within 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. Preeti has extensive FMCG experience in manufacturing, product development and quality assurance with Cadbury Schweppes Plc and supplied into major international retailers. Preeti has a degree in Food Science & Technology and is undertaking a Masters degree in Executive Management at Ashridge, UK. Mrs Mardia was born in 1967 and is a British citizen.
According to the Company’s Articles of Association, Thinfilm has a Nomination Committee which is elected with a defined mandate by the Annual General Meeting. Read more about the Nomination Committee.