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Torgrim Takle

Crayon Group Holding CEO

torgrim.takle@crayon.com

Torgrim Takle joined Crayon in September 2013 as the Company's chief financial officers ("CFO") before he became the CEO of the Company and Crayon Group AS in 2015. Prior to 2013, Mr. Takle served as CFO of Thin Film Electronics ASA (a publicly listed technology company in Norway). Previously, Mr. Takle was an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company which he joined in 2004, managing corporate finance-related projects for clients across Europe and the USA. Mr. Takle has ten years of experience with the industry and management. Mr. Takle holds a Master of Science degree from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology's Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management. He is a Norwegian citizen, residing in Oslo, Norway.

Rune Syversen

Founder, Crayon Group CEO

rune.syversen@crayon.com

Rune Syversen co-founded Crayon in 2002. Mr. Syversen is the deputy CEO of the Company. Prior to leading the establishment of Crayon, he held a number of senior positions in the Telenor group in Norway and Sweden as well as establishing several companies involved with IT and financing. Mr. Syversen has over 20 years of experience with the industry and management. Mr. Syversen studied at the Norwegian School of Management. He is a Norwegian citizen, residing in Oslo, Norway.



Jon Birger Syvertsen

Crayon Group CFO

Jon.Birger.Syvertsen@crayon.com

Jon Birger Syvertsen joined Crayon in March 2018 as CFO of Crayon Group. Before joining Crayon, Mr. Syvertsen was the CFO of Kebony AS and held management/business development roles at FMC Health and Nutrition and Epax AS. Prior to this he was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey&Company, where he was a member of the Corporate Finance practice and served clients in multiple industries across Europe. Mr. Syvertsen holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Economics and Technology Management from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Universität St. Gallen in Switzerland. He is a Norwegian citizen, residing in Oslo, Norway.

Bente Liberg

Crayon Group COO

bente.liberg@crayon.com

Bente Liberg joined Crayon in March 2002 and has held various positions in the Company, first as Consulting Manager and then as Director of HR & Business Development from 2007. In 2010 she was appointed as chief operating officer ("COO"). Ms. Liberg came from the post of consultant manager in Eterra. Ms. Liberg has 15 years of experience as an IT infrastructure consultant and nine years as a manager for IT consultants. Her previous employers include Netcenter, EDB, and Eterra/Getronics. Ms. Liberg studied at the NKI computer college (DPH). She is a Norwegian citizen, residing in Oslo, Norway.

 

 

Mattias Ödlund

Crayon Group CTO

mattias.odlund@crayon.com

Mattias Ödlund joined Crayon in 2007 as operations director for the Swedish subsidiary Crayon AB. He has later been appointed as chief technology officers ("CTO") of the Group. Before joining Crayon, he worked as an IT manager consultant for five years and had engagements in industries like IT & Telecom, Retail and Logistics. Mr. Ödlund has 20 years of experience from the IT & Telecom industry and has held senior positions at Song Networks AB (TDC) and at Wineasy AB as CTO and VP. He is a Swedish citizen, residing in Stockholm, Sweden.

Ashley Gatehouse

Crayon Group CMO

ashley.gatehouse@crayon.com

Ashley Gatehouse joined Crayon in January 2014. He has over 20 years of senior business leadership experience within direct marketing/direct sales and mass distribution businesses, in both the B2B and B2C markets. Prior to joining Crayon, Mr Gatehouse served as EMEA VP Marketing for Insight and has led international marketing and hybrid sales and marketing functions in the IT, DIY, Industrial and Office Products and consumer goods markets and brings deep experience across the full marketing mix to Crayon.

 

Knut Ansten

Crayon Group EVP

knut.ansten@crayon.com

Knut Ansten was appointed EVP, Head of Business Transformation and M&A in March 2018 to drive the Group's M&A agenda and further efficiencies across Crayon's global footprint. Mr. Ansten joined Crayon in September 2014 as Vice President of Finance, before being appointed Group CFO in August 2015. Prior to joining Crayon, Mr. Ansten worked for Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics in the global Corporate Finance & Strategy team focusing on corporate strategy, investments and M&A projects. Previously, Mr. Ansten worked as a management consultant at McKinsey
& Company serving European and Asian clients across multiple industries including telco, private equity, high tech and retail, providing consulting services on projects including corporate finance, marketing & sales strategy support. Mr. Ansten holds a Master of Science degree from the Norwegian School of Economics specializing in finance, with a minor degree from Vanderbilt University. He is a Norwegian citizen, residing in Oslo, Norway.