According to the Company's Articles of Association, Thinfilm has a Nomination Committee which is elected with a defined mandate by the Annual General Meeting. Read more about the Nomination Committee.
Elected annually, Board members serve on behalf of our shareholders.
Morten Opstad, Chairman
Mr. Opstad has served as Chairman of the Board of the Company since 2 October 2006. He is a partner and Chairman of the Board of Directors in Advokatfirma Ræder DA in Oslo.
He has rendered legal assistance with respect to establishing and organizing several technology and innovation companies within this line of business. His directorships over the last five years include current board positions in Idex ASA (Chairman), Total Sports Online AS, Glommen Eiendom AS, Chaos AS, K-Konsult AS, and former directorships in Fileflow Technologies AS and A. Sundvall AS. Mr. Opstad was born in 1953 and is a Norwegian citizen.
Preeti Mardia, Board Member
Mrs. Mardia has diverse general management and operations expertise across Electronics, Semi-conductors, Telecoms, Aerospace, and Food Industry sectors. Preeti is currently Senior Vice President Operations at IDEX ASA, a leading fingerprint imaging and recognition technology company based in Norway. Prior to IDEX she was Vice President Operations for Axxcss Wireless UK Ltd.
She previously worked within Filtronic Plc as Operations Director and established commercial and supply relationships with Tier One OEMs for mobile telecoms infrastructure. She was responsible for implementing a world class highly automated electronics manufacturing plant and establishing global supply chain partnerships. She managed and scaled a semiconductor foundry from technology phase to high volume manufacturing of Gallium Arsenide semiconductor devices for the mobile handset, aerospace, and base-station markets. Preeti has extensive FMCG experience in manufacturing, product development and quality assurance with Cadbury Schweppes Plc and supplied into major international retailers. Preeti has a degree in Food Science & Technology and is undertaking a Masters degree in Executive Management at Ashridge, UK. Mrs Mardia was born in 1967 and is a British citizen.
Tor Mesøy, Board Member
Mr. Mesøy has served as a management consultant for more than 25 years and today heads his own consulting company. He was formerly a partner with McKinsey & Company and Accenture. He has extensive consulting and counseling experience from a range of industry sectors, including high-tech, telecommunications, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, public sector, energy, utilities, banking, insurance and oil & gas.
Mr. Mesøy is currently the CEO of Agnus Consulting, a company focusing on leadership development and management consulting. He is a member of the Board at the not-for-profit organization Impuls, a Norwegian youth movement. In addition, he is a guest lecturer at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Hong Kong, where he lectures on topics related to leadership. He is also an Associate Fellow of Oxford University. Mr. Mesøy received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Oslo (Computer Science, Mathematics), a Master’s degree from the University of Minnesota (Mathematics, Philosophy), and has attended the Advanced Business Management Program at Kellogg Graduate School of Business at Northwestern University. Mr. Mesøy was born in 1962 and is a Norwegian citizen.
Rolf Knut Lennart Åberg, Board Member
Mr. Åberg has been a Board member of the Company since 2 October 2006. Prior to this, he served as the Managing Director between 2000 and 2006.
He studied computer science at Linköping University and strategic sales and management at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Åberg held various positions at Saab in Linköping (1973-1981) and different leading positions within sales and marketing at Computervision Northern Europe (1981-1987). He was Managing Director of Mentor Graphics Scandinavia (1987-1991) and Vice President and General Manager Europe of Synopsys, Inc. (1991-2000). Mr. Åberg was born in 1951 and is a Swedish citizen.
Laura Oliphant, Board Member
Laura Oliphant is the CEO of Translarity, a venture backed, semiconductor test startup. Previously, she was an Investment Director in Intel Capital from 2001 through 2016. Laura brought over $1B in strategic and financial value to Intel through her investments and was awarded Intel’s highest award, the Intel Achievement Award, for her contributions to Intel.
Prior to her role in Intel Capital, Laura served as a Supply Chain Program Manager in Intel’s Technology and Manufacturing Group (TMG). Laura was one of the key coordinators for Intel’s transition to the 300 mm wafer size in their factories, a project which delivered to cost targets, and added over 10 points of gross margin to Intel. Laura received the TMG Excellence Award, Intel’s second highest award, for her contributions. While she was part of Intel’s TMG Group, Laura was the co-chairperson of the SEMATECH Metrology and Yield Management Advisory Group, and was part of the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) committee for yield management technology. Laura is also currently a member of the board of advisors for the UC Berkeley Skydeck Accelerator and has served on the Lawrence Berkeley Lab Innovation Grant Committee. Laura is currently an Intel Encore Fellow with the SEMI Foundation, where she is working with partners on establishing academic programs to bring more qualified students into STEM fields. Laura is a Magna Cum Laude graduate in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College, where she received the Pen and Sword Award and is a member of Tau Beta Pi. Laura also has a AA in Photography with High Honors from Foothill College. She received her PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, where her thesis research was centered on candidate batteries for electric cars. As part of her qualifying exam for the PhD, Laura developed research topics in the drug delivery area. Laura and her husband live in Emerald Hills, CA and have two daughters.