Board of Directors

Jan Edvard Thygesen

Jan Edvard Thygesen

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr. Thygesen is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cloudberry Mobile. He served as as Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the VimpelCom Group for three years from 2012d - end 2014. Previously, he served as a member of the VimpelCom Board of Directors from 2008 – 2011.

From 1999-2011 he was Executive VP of Telenor, and also Executive VP and Head of Telenor’s Central and Eastern European operations from 2006. He served as Chairman of the Boards of Directors of several of the Telenor operations in Europe and Asia, in additions to other executive positions in the Telenor Group. 

Mr. Thygesen holds a M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications from the Norwegian Institute of Technology, and attended EIP at INSEAD. He is a Norwegian citizen.

Arve Johansen

Arve Johansen

Board Member

Arve Johansen served as Deputy CEO for the Telenor Group and Head of Region Asia for Telenor from 2005-2008. He was CEO and responsible for all of Telenor´s global mobile activities from 1998-2005.

Mr. Johansen is currently acting as a senior strategic advisor and professional board member for companies in the IT and communications sector.

He holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications from the Norwegian Institute of Technology, and has completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School. He is a Norwegian citizen.

Anders Brandt

Anders Brandt

Board Member

Mr. Brandt is an investor and board member of several tech start ups and larger companies. He is presently a board member of FTTH operator Viken Fiber AS since 2013, which is the largest Altibox partner.

He is also a board member of Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation subsidiary NRK Aktivum AS, of the TEM software company Mytos AS, and the chairman of the board of Play Magnus AS, chess world champion Magnus Carlsen´s product company, of Meshtech AS, of Catena Holding plc and others.

Mr. Brandt has previously served as a board member of EVRY ASA for 7 years and as a board member of SuperOffice ASA for 4 years. Mr. Brandt is a Norwegian citizen.

Rune Rinnan

Rune Rinnan

Board Member

Mr. Rinnan founded Televenture in 1993.  Mr. Rinnan has a top level international and financial experience in telecom, IT, media and the oil & gas sector. In 2010 Mr. Rinnan founded the NIK funds (Norwegian Innovation Capital) where he is Managing Partner through Televenture Management.

From 1993 until 2010, Mr. Rinnan was the CEO and Managing Partner of the Telenor Venture funds managed by Televenture. Prior to this, Mr. Rinnan was senior vice president and CFO of ABB Oil & Gas, ABB Signal and Head of Finance in ABB Norway.

Mr. Rinnan holds a Master of Science in Business and Economics (siviløkonom), with a major in finance from the Norwegian School of Management. Mr. Rinnan is a Norwegian citizen with residence in Oslo, Norway.