Board of Directors and Executive Management in SPENN Technology A/S

According to company announcement 52 from the 29. April 2021, the company has changed its executive board, with Jens B. Glasø taking over as CEO.

Karl-Anders Grønland, Born in 1970, Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2021, non-executive

  • In 1995 graduated as Cand.Jur from the University of Oslo (Law), as the best student of the year.
  • Lawyer and partner at SBG Storløkken AS, former judge.
  • Additional education in economics (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration).
  • Former secretary for the Norwegian Public Limited Liabilities
  • Companies Act Commission that submitted its report to the new
  • Norwegian Public Limited Liabilities Companies Act, NOU 1996:3. Author of several books and articles on legal matters. He is on the board of 13 companies, of which he is the chairman in ten.
  • Current assignments: CEO in Prodvance AS and Montebello Vinselskap og Invest AS
    Chairman in R-Venture AS, Blockbonds AS, Ola Lompa Eiendom AS, Ola Lompa AS, Prodvance AS, Advokatfirmaet Sgb Storløkken AS, Montebello Vinselskap og Invest AS, Form/Funk Gruppen AS, Sitma AS, Holmris Form/Funk AS
  • Completed assignments (past five years): Chairman of the Board of Directors in Optin Bank ASA (Dec 2020 – April 2021), Chairman of the Board of Directors in The Clooger Company AS (Jun 2017 – Nov 2019), Chairman of the Board of Directors in Maincard AS (Jun 2017 – Mar 2018), Director of the Board in Power Controls AS (Jun 2010 – Dec 2017).
  • SPENN Technology A/S shareholding through Montebello Vinselskap og Invest AS, post transaction: To be updated.

Magne Fretheim, Born in 1974, Board Member since 2021, also as CTO in Blockbonds AS

  • In 1996 obtained a Bachelor degree in Engineering (IT), Høgskolen i Gjøvik, Norway.
  • More than 20 years of experience within IT, working within sectors such as banking and telecoms.
  • Strong knowledge of database systems, outsourcing, insourcing and IT operations. Worked extensively with distributed teams.
  • Broad experience from regulatory tech discussions.
  • Member of The European Crowdfunding Network’s Blockchain Working Group.
  • Not an independent board member.
  • Current assignments: CEO at Distinct AS
  • Completed assignments (past five years): -
  • SPENN Technology A/S shareholding through Distinct AS, post transaction: To be updated.

Rune Glasø, Born in 1962, Board Member since 2021, non-executive

  • Bachelor’s degree from the Norwegian School of Hotel Management in Stavanger.
  • Created a business, which after joining Circus AS in 2000, established Gyro AS - the largest Nordic event company.
  • Broad experience and knowledge in project management and project development of internal organizational development, with special emphasis on the area performance development and corporate culture.
  • Worked as a personal adviser for senior executives within different sized companies, especially related to national and international retail chains.
  • Experienced entrepreneur / investor.
  • Current assignments: CEO at Etos Patos Logos AS
  • Completed assignments (past five years): -
  • SPENN Technology A/S shareholding through Etos Patos Logos AS, post transaction: To be updated.

Adiam Negassie, Born in 1981, Board Member since 2021, non-executive

  • Holds a degree in Computer Engineering
  • More than 15 years’ experience from the oil & gas and IT industry, with extensive experience in operations, business development and strategy
  • Held various positions within project management, business development and management, including project manager and tender manager of engineering projects (EPC) in a large oil & gas company
  • Successfully built the APAC division of a large Norwegian IT company in Malaysia, where she served as CEO
  • Passionate about sustainable technologies and is currently serving as a business development director for a waste to energy company.
  • Current assignments: Business Development Director Global Gateways UK
  • Completed assignments (past five years): Global Sales Director – OneOcean (Feb 2017 – Mar 2020), CEO - OneOcean Bhd (Malaysian subsidiary) (Dec 2014 – Mar 2017), Board Member - OneOcean
  • SPENN Technology A/S shareholding through Negassie Holding AS, post transaction: To be updated.

Jens Glasø, Born in 1971. Chief Executive Officer

  • Award winning entrepreneur and founder of several companies.
  • Stockbroker, trader and financial advisor for wealthy individuals and former executive vice president for Optimum ASA.
  • Founded TrustBuddy in 2009. Under his management TrustBuddy became the world’s biggest Peer-to-Peer(P2P) provider of short-term loans, the most diversified Crowdfunding company and the first publicly traded P2P company globally, on NASDAQ OMX First North (2011).
  • Jens is a member of the Executive Board of The European Crowdfunding Network AISBL(ECN), a professional network promoting adequate transparency, regulation and governance.
  • Current assignments: CEO at JAC Invest AS
  • Completed assignments (past five years): -
  • SPENN Technology A/S total shareholding through JAC Invest AS and personal, post transaction: 538,688,403
     

Jan Andersen, Member of the Board of Directors in SPENN Technology A/S

  • Master of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration, MSc (Econ) from Copenhagen Business School in 1992 and certificate of IAA.  
  • Experience within management, business development, operation, finance and investment in digital and internet-based software, financial, consultancy and media companies.
  • Co-founder of Adpepper Media International N.V., which was listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and member of its Board of Directors for 11 years.
  • Co-founder of the investment company, DK Trends Invest A/S, which was listed on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange in 2007 and director therein between 2007-2011.
  • Holds various positions within the SPENN Technology A/S subsidiaries; CPH Crypto A/S, Netposten A/S and NPinvestor Fondsmæglerselskab A/S.
  • Not an independent board member.
  • Shareholdings: 1.067.500 shares