Board of Directors

Roy Hartvig Larsen, PHD

Chairman

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Dr. Roy H. Larsen has a Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience in radiopharmaceutical chemistry from University of Oslo, Norway and Duke University, USA, respectively. Dr. Larsen has long experience within drug development and business. He was the main founder of Algeta ASA (founded in 1997, acquired by Bayer in 2014), and he served as Managing Director and later Chief Scientific Officer in Algeta ASA from 1997–2006, where he also was a board member from 1997-2003. He is also one of the founders of Nordic Nanovector ASA (2009), and Oncoinvent AS (2010). Roy H. Larsen was chairman of the board in Nordic Nanovector from 2009 to 2014, and a member of the board until 2016. Dr. Larsen works as a consultant and founder through Sciencons AS.

Thóra Johanna Jónasdóttir, DVM, PHD

Board member

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Dr. Thóra J. Jónasdóttir is a DVM, with Ph.D. and postdoctoral research experience within cancer and clinical trials in mouse models and dogs with spontaneous cancers. Dr. Jónasdóttir was the CEO of Oncoinvent AS from the start-up in 2010 to August 2013, along with a part position at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences as head of the canine cancer research group (until 2015) and as a supervisor of Ph.D. students. Since August 2013 she has worked as the Veterinary Officer for Pet Diseases and Animal Welfare at Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority. Dr. Jónasdóttir is one of the founders of Oncoinvent AS (2010).

Jónas Einarsson, MD

Board member

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Dr. Jónas Einarsson is Chief Executive Officer of the Radium Hospital Research Foundation (RF). RF is an experienced pre-seed investor and project developer focused on cancer. Dr. Einarsson was one of the initiators behind Oslo Cancer Cluster and the Oslo Cancer Cluster Innovation Park. Jónas Einarsson serves on the board of Targovax (chairman), Ultimovacs and Biomolex.

Ludvik Sandnes

Board member

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Ludvik Sandnes has more than 40 years of experience from international corporate finance, asset management and investment banking from Norfund, The Royal Bank of Scotland, BDO Noraudit, PwC Financial Advisors, Christiania Bank, UNI Storebrand, Orkla Borregaard, Den Norske Creditbank and Statoil. Current board positions include: Nordic Nanovector (chairman), Oslo Cancer Cluster, IC-T AS, Pre Diagnostics AS, Pioner Fonds AS and Godthaab Helse og Rehabilitering. He has a Bachelor of Commerce and a degree as Certified European Financial Analyst (AFA) from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, NHH.

Leiv Askvig

Board member

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Leiv Askvig has had an international career in the financial industry, having held executive positions and served on the board of numerous companies and organisations, including 15 years at Sundal Collier & Co where he was CEO for 5 years, and 5 years as chairman of the board at Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA. Askvig is currently the CEO of Sundt AS and a member of the nomination committee at Orkla ASA. He holds board positions with Civita, Eiendomsspar, Pandox AB, Ultimovacs AS and Toluma AS. Leiv Askvig has a BBA from BI in Norway and AMP from Harvard Business School.