Board of Directors
Åse Aulie Michelet
Åse Aulie Michelet has more than two decades of broad management experience, holding several senior positions in both Norwegian and international businesses. She brings extensive board experience to CSAM, having served on the boards of several Scandinavian companies and currently acting as chair of the board of BI Norwegian Business School. She is also chair of the board of Inven2 AS and Spin Chip Diagnostics AS, and a board member of Odfjell SE and Terveystalo Oy.
Michelet brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in both business and healthcare. She joined Nycomed as a Research Pharmacologist in 1979, and over the 20 years has held several top management positions including President of Amersham in Norway, Senior Vice President of GE Healthcare, and CEO of Marine Harvest ASA (now Mowi ASA) and Teres Medical Group AS.
Michelet holds degrees in pharmacy from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) and the University of Oslo.
She was elected chair of CSAM’s board of directors in 2020.
Mats Larson has in-depth knowledge from healthcare and the IT-industry and has held different managerial positions in both fields. He is an RN and holds a master’s degree in health information management. For 10 years he served as Hospital General Manager and then became the CEO of Carelink – a Swedish public company facilitating the use of IT in healthcare.
Between 2004 and 2008 Mats worked with Oracle as Senior Business Development Director for healthcare in EMEA. He has served as president of EHTEL – the European Health Telematics Association as well as chairman of the board of the Swedish Medical Products Agency.
Joining the CSAM Health Group Board of Directors in May 2021, Gunnar brings extensive advisory experience within the mergers and acquisitions arena.
Currently as Director, Digital Investments, at Must Holding AS, he exercises a proven history of working in the investment management industry, tech, and media sectors. With a heavy-weight business background, Gunnar previously held the position of Group CEO, NHST Media Group from 2000 – 2018, publisher of the go-to Norwegian business daily DN.no and leading global industry publications within shipping, oil and gas, fishing, and renewables. He led Compaq Computers Norway, from 1998 – 2000, an A-list tech company reporting BNOK 3 in sales, and the largest pc and server provider in Norway.
Gunnar’s expansive board experience includes current positions as chair of Conta, Kindly and Easymeeting, and board member of Mazemap. Previous positions include board member at BI Norwegian Business School from 2013 – 2019, and board member at leading software and services company Visma for 11 years, followed by an additional 8 years as chair, from 2011 -2019.
Gunnar Bjørkavåg holds an MBA from Henley Management College, a master’s in management from BI Norwegian Business School, and participated in the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Kjellrun is Domain Manager Prehospital Emergency at CSAM. She works on both development and implementation projects and cooperates closely with customers across the portfolio.
Before beginning her work in pre-hospital emergency health services in 2006, Kjellrun worked in product development and marketing within the international logistics market for several years. Kjellrun holds a bachelor’s in marketing, internationalisation and management from the Norwegian Business School in Oslo, and a master’s in health informatics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim.
Marianne Elisabeth Johnsen
Marianne Elisabeth Johnsen works as a professional chair/director, investor and lawyer. She has gained extensive board experience over the last 20 years. She has worked as both the chair and member of the board for listed and non-listed companies in Norway and abroad, mainly within the fields of aquaculture, industry, finance, culture and humanitarian organizations. Marianne is currently serving as chair for The Arctic University of Norway and is a board member in Elkem ASA, among others.
Marianne has both operational and board experience within the healthcare sector. She has been part of the top management of Oslo University hospital and has served as a board member at Aker University hospital. She was engaged by Rikshospitalet in the process to establish the CSAM initiative as a separate commercial entity and served as a member of the board for the CSAM initiative during the early commercialization phase. For the last year, Marianne has also served as a member of the nomination and remuneration committee at CSAM.
Hans Erik Robbestad
Hans Erik Robbestad is an entrepreneur and has more than 20 years of experience as an investor. He founded and developed the ICT company ePartner and later sold it to Markit Holding, an international software company present in 36 countries.
Hans Erik has developed the Norwegian branch of Markit over several years and was central in targeting Fortune 500 companies as potential new group customers. He has an extensive network and has served as management for hire at several companies such as Posten, DnB, Accenture, Telenor and Intrum, among others.
Hans Erik invested in CSAM in 2010 and he is still shareholder in CSAM through the investment company IPEC AS.