NEXT BIOMETRICS GROUP ASA is today very happy to announce that Mr Knut Stålen is appointed as company CFO. Mr Stålens career includes positions as CFO in Trolltech ASA, Microsoft Norway, Mamut ASA and CFEngine AS. Both Trolltech ASA and Mamut ASA were listed at Oslo Stock Exchange. During his 13 years in these companies Knut was a part of the Trolltech IPO and the sales of Trolltech to NOKIA and Mamut to VISMA.
Knut will throughout Q1-14 gradually transfer from CFEngine to NEXT. He is already involved in the process preparing for the targeted listing of NEXT in Q2.
The Company has over the last 4 months expanded its staff from 12 to 24 persons, now 7 in Shanghai/Taiwan, 12 in Seattle and 5 in Europe. The NEXT team includes 16 engineers and 8 sales/administrative employees - out of which 5 Phd's, 4 MBA's, and 12 persons fluent in mandarin. The core administrative and technical team Tore Etholm-Idsøe (CEO), Dr Matias Troccoli (VP Technology), Dr Lunji Qiu (VP NEXT China), Dr Robert Muller (System level expert) and Mr Ngoc Minh Dinh (Chief Tehnologist) have accumulated 60 years experience within the fingerprint sensor industry. Further presentation of the NEXT Team may be found at www.nextbiometrics.com .