I cannot look at something that is not working, without doing something about it.
I cannot stand
back when a team is without direction and leadership, when action is
needed in order to move forward, and when bringing people together as a
team and confronting difficult questions is essential for the everybody to
I cannot help thinking about where the future of a
business should be - where the most potential can be realized.
This has been very much the essence of my career until
now. It means that I have made some odd career choices from time to time,
but also that I have had the chance to experience the joy of leadership,
management and strategic thinking relatively early in my career.
|While I have always had a strong
interest in the commercial side of running a business - having
my own company while studying - I
started out working in R&D, though I quickly moved into a
project management role.
The balance between technology and business changed in 1999 when I
spent a year at INSEAD graduating
with an MBA. Spending a year at one of the worlds
top business schools left a significant imprint on me and career-wise
I made a clear choice of focusing on management and business from then on.
I was fortunate to be a part of the success of HT Medical Systems in
the USA, which was sold for $42 million to the NASDAQ-listed Immersion
Corporation. It continues today as CAE Medical.
The internet-boom did not pass me by. I watched the burst of the 2000
internet bubble as Country Manager for
Scandinavia of the European health internet portal NetDoktor.
Most of the 00's I spent working in venture capital. My first stint was developing and
running Radiometer Venture Fund, a corporate venture fund. In 2004, I
joined CapMan as a member of the Nordic life sciences
team, and lastly I was with Bio Fund Management,
in the end as Managing Partner.
I have concurrently worked with a number of small startups, assisting them
exposure and access to venture capital. One of them was CytoTrack,
with which I secured the second place at the 2007 European
I am currently with FOSS as a Senior Manager responsible for instrument