Our Team

Experienced Professionals

The Board of Directors, Management and Scientific Advisory Board have extensive international knowledge and experience from Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Over the Counter Drugs (OTC), Prescription Drugs (Rx), Finance, Law and Research & Development with documented results.

Board of Directors

Henning Stene, MBA
Chairman of the Board of Directors

Extensive management and board experience, finance operations, conducted large IPOs, VP Finance Netcom / Telia, CEO Oslo Finans AS.

Grethe S. Birketvedt, MD, PhD

Board experience, researcher, clinician and inventor, 50 peer reviewed publications, published several books on overweight. International experience from University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City.

Arvid H. Lindberg, MBA

CEO, Labrida AS. International management, marketing and sales experience in multi-cultural environment from Pharma/OTC, Cosmetics/Personal Care, Biotechnology, P & G, L`Oreal, Nycomed/Takeda, Biotec Pharmacon ASA, Roche, Aqua Bio Technology ASA.

Børge S. Nygårdshaug, Attorney at Law

Extensive experience in commercial law, speciality finance and M&A, broad board experience, degree in EC commercial law. Successful investment projects. Experience from start-ups.

Sverre A. Slaastad, MBA

International management, marketing and sales experience, OTC, Rx, Healthcare Products, Pfizer, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi Aventis, Baxter. Comprehensive knowledge of Rx osteoporosis medication.

Management

Steinar Ask Magnussen, MBA
Chief Executive Officer

MBA, University of Houston, Tx. International management, multi-cultural -, marketing – and sales experience from FMCG, OTC, Rx, Diagnostics, Johnson Wax, Marbert GmbH (Hoechst AG), Inpharma AS, Desitin Pharma AS, Calpro AS.

sam@zobrius.com

Bjørn T. Langeland, PhD Biochemistry
Chief Scientific Officer and Member of the Scientific Advisory Board

PhD Biochemistry, UiO. Scientist, Inventor of several formulations, solid R&D and project management experience. Successful development of innovative smartphone-based patient IBD home diagnostics.

btl@zobrius.com

Magnus A. O. A. Magnussen, BBA Marketing Management
Operations Manager

BBA Marketing Management, BI Norwegian Business School. Experience in sales reporting and business administration from Genova, USA and Telenor Norway.

mm@zobrius.com

Scientific Advisory Board

Einar P. H. Jensen, PhD, Professor Pharmacy
Chairman Scientific Advisory Board and member of management team

PhD, Professor pharmacy, the Arctic University, Tromsø. Specialist in natural compounds and marine raw materials for Rx and health supplements, international experience from UCLA, Uni. Glasgow, Uni. Lausanne, Uni. Tokyo and Umeå.

Grethe S. Birketvedt, MD, PhD

Board experience, researcher, clinician and inventor, 50 peer reviewed publications, published several books on overweight. International experience from University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City.

Jon R. Florholmen, MD, PhD, Professor Gastroenterology and Nutrition
PhD, Professor Gastroenterology and Nutrition, The Arctic University, Tromsø.

Outstanding scientific career, 182 scientific publications, (152 PubMed) and more than 3000 citations in peer reviewed journals, patents granted, int. honored speaker.