& Board of Directors




Ragnvaldsen trained as a business economist and has an MBA from BI Norwegian School of Management. He worked in finance, sales and marketing for three years before joining Data Respons in 1995. He was previously the Sales & Marketing Director of Data Respons ASA and was appointed CEO in 2003.

Number of shares: 282 000
Number of share options: 200 000




Wahl holds an Siviløkonom degree (four year programme in economics and business administration) from BI Norwegian school of Management and has a MBA degree from INSEAD in France. He joined Data Respons as CFO in 2005. Previously, he has been CFO in Tandberg Storage ASA and has had various management positions within finance in Atea, Orkla and DNV GL.

Number of shares: 81 000
Number of share options: 150 000




Toppe has a a M.Sc. (1982) in cybernetics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He worked with seismic exploration in various positions at GECO, and became one of the founders of Data Respons in 1986. Toppe was responsible for R&D services before he was appointed Managing Director of Data Respons Norway in 2002.  He is now COO for the Solution Business Unit in Data Respons ASA.

Number of shares: 164 937
Number of share options: 90 000



Director R&D Nordic

Sehm holds an MSc in Electronic & Electrical Engineering from the
Heriot-Watt University in Scotland and a BSc in Electronic &  Electrical Engineering from Oslo University College (HiO).
Ivar Sehm has an extensive background from the embedded
industry and has previously worked at the Norwegian Army
Material Command, Sysdeco AS, and Geoteam Exploration.

Number of shares: 37 141
Number of share options: 40 000




Managing Director Sylog

Johan Jacobsson is one of the founders of Sylog and Profinder.
He has a background in consulting, sales and
business administration.

Previously has been Sales and Consultant Manager of Sylog
and was appointed Managing Director for Sylog in 2009.

Number of shares: 0
Number of share options: 0

Board of Directors


Chairman of the Board

Erik Langaker (born 1963), was a member of the board of Data Respons from November 2011 to April 2015, and was re-elected in April 2016. He has long experience from Norwegian and international technology and finance. He has broad experience in M&A and early commercialisation of technology. Mr. Langaker has extensive board experience from companies like StormGeo Group, Cambridge Medical Robotics Ltd (UK), HitecVision (Private Equity), Camo Software, Resoptima AS, GeoKnowledge, Link Mobility (listed in Norway), Talkmore (listed in Sweden), Payex Group and Viken Fibernett.

Number of shares: 140 000


Member of the Board

Janne T. Morstøl is the CEO at Maritech Systems, a company providing software solutions to the global seafood industry. Previously she has spent more than 20 years in the broadcast industry and has held several corporate management positions in Nevion and T-VIPS, a company she co-founded. Morstøl holds a MSc. in Electronics from NTNU and holds an MBA from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH).

Number of shares: 0


Member of the Board

Fräjdin-Hellqvist (born 1954) was elected to the Board in November 2011. She holds an MSc in Engineering Physics from Chalmers and has held leading positions at Volvo Cars and the Swedish Confederation of Enterprise. She has extensive board experience as board member at several public, private and state owned companies and is currently Chairman of the Board at Karlstad Innovation Park. Fräjdin-Hellqvist works as an independent contractor and partner.

Number of shares: 10 000


Member of the Board

Morten Thorkildsen (born 1961) was elected to the Board of Data Respons in April 2018. Mr. Thorkildsen holds a degree in management, finance, marketing and strategy from BI School of Management and Heriott-Watt University.

He has an extensive background from the IT industry having spent 27 years in various roles in IBM (most recently as Managing Director for IBM Norway) before becoming CEO of the Nordic engineering company Rejlers Norge in November 2013. Mr. Thorklidsen has held various board positions including EDB-Gruppen, Eg Utility Norge and Norwegian Computer Society, and is now Executive Chariman of Itera ASA and engaged by Health Region South East as Charimain of the Board in Sykehuspartner.

Number of shares: 0


Member of the Board

Martin Burkhalter (born 1952) was elected to the Board of Data Respons in April 2018. Mr. Burkhalter has extensive leadership experience from international companies such as CEO at Intersport International and President of Reebok EMEA. In April 2006, Mr. Burkhalter joined Vizrt ASA as Chief Commercial Officer, before he became Chief Operating Officer in June 2009 and CEO in May 2010, a position he held for 6 year. Mr. Burkhalter was Senior Vice President and Sports Director at Lillehammer Olympic Organization in 1994 and has board experience from listed company Amer Sports.

Number of shares: 0


Employee Representative

Grübb-Weinberg (born 1955) was elected as an employee representative in April 2010. She holds a degree in social studies from Stockholm University and has broad experience from various technology-based companies. Grübb-Weinberg has worked at Data Respons since 2006 and is currently Account Manager at the Stockholm office.

Number of shares: 6 000


Employee Representative

Westgaard (born 1990) was elected as an employee representative in May 2018. He holds and M.Sc.Eng in Engineering Cybernetics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Westgaard has worked at Data Respons since 2015 and is currently a Senior Development Engineer at the Høvik office.

Number of shares: 1 000