The Pexip Management Team


Pexip Management Team

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Trond K. Johannessen, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Trond has 25 years of experience managing global business development, mainly in business-to-business sectors. He was previously CEO of Embron Group, SVP at Tomra Systems and Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company. He also has extensive board experience and is currently a board member of Webstep, a publicly listed IT consultancy.

Trond holds a Master of Economics degree from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management.


Øystein Dahl Hem, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Øystein Dahl Hem is the Company's CFO, a position he has held since the middle of 2019. Øystein has extensive management and industry experience after working with business-to-business sales and marketing in Telenor Norway for four years, two of which within the video collaboration industry, two years working with strategy for Telenor Norway and two years working for McKinsey.

Øystein holds a Master of Science and Technology degree in Industrial Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) (2010).


Åsmund Olav Fodstad, Chief Revenue Officer (CRO)

Åsmund Olav Fodstad is the Chief Revenue Officer of Pexip, a position he has held since September 2021. He was previously the President of Global Sales & APAC from March 2018. Before assuming the leadership role, he served as the company’s CEO, Executive Vice President for worldwide sales and marketing since he joined in 2013. Åsmund brings more than 25 years experience in executive leadership positions at technology companies to Pexip. At Pexip, Fodstad manages the direction of the company's activities in sales, channels and direct responsibility of the sales activities in APAC. Åsmund is a join leader in an ongoing project of ensuring Pexip is the "Best Place to Work" with a strong emphasis on company culture and core values.

Prior to joining Pexip, Åsmund served as CEO for Norwegian business software and CRM manufacturer SuperOffice, Vice President Asia Pacific for video conferencing pioneer Tandberg, and Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing for the solar power innovator REC Solar AS.  Åsmund is an active advocate for a leadership style that is based on mutual respect, trust, and honesty.

Åsmund holds a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce, International Business, from the BI Norwegian Business School.


Ingrid Woodhouse, Chief People Officer (CPO)

Ingrid is Pexip's Chief People Officer. Ingrid joined Pexip in November 2018 and is responsible Pexip's employees and their development in Pexip.

Prior to joining Pexip, Ingrid has 15 years of leadership experience within people and professional development in McKinsey & Company, as well as serving as the general manager for Juvelér Langaard. She is Høyskolekandidat from BI.

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Patricia Auseth, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

Patricia holds the position of Chief of Marketing at Pexip with the objective to accelerate the organization towards its vision and goals.

She has 20 years of experience from growth companies, having helped transform businesses and organizations that have disrupted industries and become Great Places to Work. Patricia has extensive background in the collaboration/technology industry having held senior positions in TANDBERG, Cisco, Acano and at Disruptive Technologies. 

Patricia holds an International Bachelors degree from ESADE, Spain, and NMH/BI Norway.

Ian Mortimer, Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Ian Mortimer is the Chief Technology Officer in Pexip, a position he has held since July 2022, prior to which he was part of the R&D team for eight years. Ian has an extensive background in the technology industry with prior experience from Cisco, TANDBERG, Vegastream, LogicaCMG and Nortel. 

Ian holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Brunel University London.

Helge Hoff Hansen, SVP Strategy

Helge Hoff Hansen is the SVP Strategy in Pexip. Helge has extensive experience within strategy, with previous experience from Cardo Partners, Capgemini Consulting and EY, as well as serving as the head of Business Development for Thin Film Electronics.

Helge holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Industrial Economics and Technology Management from NTNU.


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