Kari Eian Krogstad
President and CEO, Medistim ASA
Kari E. Krogstad joined Medistim as CEO in September 2009. She has more than 30 years of experience from the biomedical industry, from commercial leadership roles within the pharma, biotech and medtech sectors. Before joining Medistim, she spent 11 years at Dynal, where she also led Invitrogen Dynal in the role as General Manager after the acquisition from Invitrogen in 2005. Ms. Krogstad holds an M.Sc. degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Oslo as well as a Business degree from IHM Business School.
CFO, Medistim ASA
Thomas Jakobsen joined Medistim as VP Finance in 2001. Previous experience includes Controller and Finance Manager at Sysdeco (1993-1998), and Finance Director of Microtronica Nordic (1998-2001), where he was responsible for building the finance team and converting to a new MIS system. Mr. Jakobsen holds a B.Sc. in Management from the Norwegian Business School (BI).
Ole Arne Eiksund
Chief Business Development Officer, Medistim ASA
Ole Arne Eiksund joined Medistim as CBDO in April 2022. He has more than 25 years of experience from the biomedical industry, with commercial leadership roles within the pharma and biotech sectors. Former positions include Commercial Director at GSK Pharma, VP Global Sales at Hofseth BioCare and before joining Medisitim he was the CEO of Arctic Bioscience. Mr. Eiksund holds a M.Sc. degree in Computational Science from the University of Manchester (UMIST) and an Executive MBA from Hult International Business School, London.
VP R&D, Medistim ASA
Erik Swensen joined Medistim as VP Research & Development in 2002. Previous experience includes Development Engineer at ABB, Norway (1996-2002), where he participated in the development of advanced process control systems. From 1999 his focus was on developing ABB’s new control system for safety critical applications. Mr. Swensen holds a M.Sc. degree in Engineering Cybernetics from the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim.
Chief Innovation Officer, Medistim ASA
Håkon Grøthe joined Medistim as CIO in April 2019. He is an experienced leader with a passion for increasing customer value through digital innovation. Håkon has put disruptive technologies such as AI, VR and Machine learning into work in his leadership roles from IT technology companies such as Impact Reality and Inspera. He also brings methodology experience relevant for agile processes, such as Google Sprint, Design Thinking and Kanban. Mr. Grøthe holds an M. Sc. degree in Industrial Economics/Computer Science from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Hæge J.K. Wetterhus
VP Marketing, Medistim ASA
Hæge J.K. Wetterhus joined Medistim as VP Marketing in 2010. She has more than 20 years of experience working with diagnostic, analytical and biotech device companies. Before joining Medistim, she worked for Invitrogen Dynal where she held a variety of leadership roles in strategic marketing, product development and business development in the area of life science and biotechnology – always with an international focus. Ms. Wetterhus is a business economist from BI, a chemical engineer from the Technical University of Bergen and holds a B.Sc. Honour in molecular biology from the University of Glasgow, UK.
VP Sales APAC, Medistim ASA
Roger Morberg joined Medistim as VP Sales in June 2010. He has extensive experience from the healthcare industry and is a trained medical professional. Before joining Medistim he worked for Siemens Medical as Country Manager – Ultrasound. Mr. Morberg has previously held various roles within sales and senior management positions in Marquette Electronics, GE Healthcare and Hewlett Packard.
Stephanie d’Avout Stenhagen
VP Sales EMEA, Medistim ASA
Stephanie d’Avout Stenhagen joined Medistim in 2017 as Sales Manager Europe. With over two decades of experience in the medical device industry, she brings a wealth of expertise and strategic vision to drive Medistim’s sales efforts across the EMEA region. Prior to joining Medistim she held various leadership roles in strategic marketing and business expansion at Medtronic Inc. and served in a Global Marketing capacity for Nobel Biocare. Ms. Stenhagen holds an MBA in Marketing from the Fox School of Business at Temple University.
VP Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs, Medistim ASA
Tone Veiteberg joined Medistim as VP Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs in 2013. She has more than 35 years of experience in Medical and Regulatory Affairs from the pharmaceutical and medical device industry, including Clavis Pharma, the Norwegian Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, Leo Pharmaceuticals, and Glaxo/GlaxoWellcome (now GlaxoSmithKline). Ms. Veiteberg holds a M.Sc. in Pharmacy from the University of Oslo.
VP Medical Department, Medistim ASA
Anne Waaler joined Medistim as VP Medical Department in 2016. She has more than 25 years of experience from the pharma and medtech industry and has previously worked for Nycomed and GE Healthcare, where she held a variety of different roles within medical, marketing and strategy. Ms. Waaler holds a M.Sc. in Pharmacy from the University of Oslo, an MBA from the Norwegian School of Management (BI) in Oslo, and an ESCP-EAP in Paris.
VP Operations, Medistim ASA
Helge Børslid joined Medistim as Vice President Manufacturing in January 2017. Before joining Medistim, he was production manager at Halliburton, a company that offers products to the oil and gas industry. Previous experience ranges from test engineer to quality engineer at Norautron, Infineon Technologies, Kongsberg Maritime, and Sensor Development. Mr. Børslid holds a B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering from Vestfold University in Norway and a Master’s degree in Management from the Norwegian Business School (BI).
Ole Jørgen Robsrud
Managing Director, Medistim Norge AS – (Direct sales and distribution business in Norway, Denmark and Sweden)
Ole Jørgen Robsrud joined Medistim Norge AS as Managing Director in 2010. He comes from the position of Country Manager in HemoCue Norway and has 13 years of experience in the pharmaceutical company Pfizer, where he has held a variety of management positions in sales and marketing both on national and international level. Mr. Robsrud holds a M.Sc. in Business and Economics from the Norwegian Business School (BI) and the University of Florida.
President, Medistim USA, Inc.
Mike Farbelow joined Medistim as Vice President of the US sales team in May 2012. He has extensive sales and management experience from the medical device industry. He served for many years with Smith & Nephew’s Endoscopy division both as a sales representative and the Director of Sales for the central region. His most recent position prior to joining Medistim was with Richard Wolf USA where he served as their national sales manager in spinal endoscopy. Mr. Farbelow holds a degree in management from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management.