Management

Q-Free management is composed of individuals with many decades of business experience both inside and outside the ITS sector. It is this experience which gives the company the strategic thinking it needs to service its existing competencies and to see how to complement these with new technologies and capabilities as markets mature.

Håkon Volldal (1976)
President & CEO

Håkon Volldal, a Norwegian citizen, has held the position as President & CEO in Q-Free since August 2016. Prior to joining Q-Free, Volldal spent more than 12 years with Tomra Systems ASA where he held several senior positions such as Director M&A, VP Investor Relations, SVP Business Development, and finally Executive Vice President and Head of business area Collection Solutions. Volldal has also worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company. He graduated with a Master of Science degree in Industrial Economics and Technology Management from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway. Volldal owns indirectly through Bright Future AS 125,000 shares and holds 869,970 share options in Q-Free ASA.

Mobile: +47 977 19 973
Hakon.volldal@q-free.com

Tor Eirik Knutsen (1974)
CFO

Tor Eirik Knutsen has held the position as CFO since October 2017. Prior to joining Q-Free, Knutsen was Group CFO for Norsk Mineral AS. During his career, Knutsen has been part of high-performing technology companies. He has previously worked as EVP & CFO of Conax and Financial Director and Business Development Director in Tomra Systems ASA. His work experience also includes various positions with Deloitte and Cap Gemini. A native Norwegian, Knutsen received his Master of Science Business degree from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in Norway. Knutsen is based in Oslo, Norway, and owns 12,500 shares and holds 594,548 share options in Q-Free ASA.

Mobile: +47 950 50 062
tor.eirik.knutsen@q-free.com

Fredrik Nordh (1974)
SVP Europe

Fredrik Nordh joined Q-Free as Senior Vice President Europe in September 2017. Nordh has held several leading positions within Tomra Group (2003-2017), most recently the position as SVP Head of Nordic Collection Solutions. Nordh has also been Nordic Business Controller at LG Electronics and held several finance, IT, and logistics positions at S.C. Johnson. A native Swede, Nordh received his M.Sc. Business and Economics from University of Uppsala in Sweden. Nordh is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and owns 40,000 shares and holds 527,256 share options in Q-Free ASA.

Mobile: +46 70 625 80 46
fredrik.nordh@q-free.com

Morten Andersson (1957)
SVP Americas

Morten Andersson has been with Q-Free since 2012. Andersson has held several leading positions in traffic technology companies such as Peek and Swarco, and has more than 30 years of industry experience. Andersson, a Norwegian native, is based in the United States and holds 270,249 share options in Q-Free ASA.

Mobile: +47 928 41 800
morten.andersson@q-free.com

Per Fredrik Ecker (1968)
SVP Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa

Per Fredrik Ecker has been with the company since 2007 and has filled several leading positions in Q-Free. Prior to joining Q-Free, Ecker was Sales Director in Siemens Mobile Networks (1992-2007). As a Second Lieutenant, Ecker was educated in electronics by the Norwegian Army Officers Training School. Ecker is a Norwegian native, based in Indonesia, and owns 33,500 shares and holds 70,000 synthetic share options in Q-Free ASA.

Mobile: +47 922 97 524
per.ecker@q-free.com

Arvid Strømme (1964)
VP Service Line Tolling

Arvid Strømme has been employed in Q-Free since 2015, and has more than 20 years of experience from technology-based international business. Strømme has previously held leading positions in Stentofon AS, Det Norske Veritas, Stento ASA, Zenitel, Elotec, and Doble Lemke GmbH. Strømme received his M.Sc. Data and Electronics degree from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway, and a MBA in Strategic Management from the Norwegian School of Econonics (NHH), Norway. Strømme is a Norwegian citizen and based in Trondheim, Norway.

Mobile: +47 911 93 313
arvid.stromme@q-free.com

Jan-Erik Sandberg (1978)
VP Global Platforms

Jan-Erik Sandberg started working at Q-Free in 2018. Sandberg has over 20 years of experience with building and managing large scale international software solutions, across several industries. Before joining Q-Free, he worked as Chief Operating Officer at Visma Retail Software. As part of several global technical communities, he is an international author on modern software process and technology. He has previously also held positions at companies such as DNV GL, BEKK and Ementor. Sandberg is a Norwegian citizen and based in Oslo, Norway.

Mobile: +47 911 61 228
jan-erik.sandberg@q-free.com

Pål-André Almlie (1968)
VP Supply Chain Management

Pål-André Almlie has been with Q-Free since 2007. He has extensive international supply chain management experience. Prior to joining Q-Free, he held management roles within the medical and IT industries. Almlie has a Bachelor degree in Business & Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (1994). Almlie is a Norwegian citizen based in Oslo, Norway, and owns 26,500 shares in Q-Free ASA.

Mobile: +47 928 22 002
paal.almlie@q-free.com