May 20, 2011
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Anders Harrysson is appointed Chief Executive Officer of Birdstep Technology ASA
(Oslo, 20 May 2011) Anders Harrysson is appointed Chief
Executive Officer of Birdstep Technology ASA.
Harrysson will lead the company into the next phase of its growth
with specific emphasis on the international growth strategy.
Harrysson will take up the role effective 20 May 2011 and will be
based in Stockholm.
Harrysson has more than 20 years of international experience
from senior positions in the IT industry, including 14 years at IBM
with several years at the European Headquarters in Paris and the
Group headquarters in the United States. Between 1998 and 2010 he
was Vice President at Sun Microsystems in Northern Europe.
Tom Nyman, Chairman of Birdstep commented, 'We are pleased to
welcome Anders to the Birdstep team. The board of directors, in
close cooperation with outgoing CEO Torbjörn Sandberg, have been
searching for an executive with extensive international experience
from the IT industry, including driving sales of market leading
products to operators and enterprises. With Anders on board, we are
aiming to significantly accelerate our international sales
'The Board would like to thank Torbjörn for his work and
dedication to Birdstep over the last seven years, including three
years as CEO. Torbjörn completed the turnaround with successful
divestures of ServiceFactory, Raima and Aptilo transactions. He
leaves the company with a solid balance sheet and world class
products. Now it´s time to take the next step focusing on the
international growth opportunities for our core businesses added
Harrysson has a yearly base salary of NOK 1,5 millions.
This information is subject to the disclosure requirements acc.
to §5-12 vphl (Norwegian Securities Trading Act).
For further information, please contact:
Chairman of the Board of Directors,
+46 70 74 72 519
Chief Executive Officer
+46 70 26 11 211
previous Chief Executive Officer
+46 70 5170964
Birdstep Technology ASA is a leading provider of secure and
seamless wireless connectivity software for operators, enterprises
and mobile device manufacturers. EasyConnect offers advanced
connection and service management solutions for network operators
and laptop manufacturers. SafeMove is a mobile VPN solution
providing seamless and secure connectivity to business data for
corporations and governments.
Birdstep Technology was founded in 1996 and is since 2002 listed
on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker "BIRD". The company has
66 employees and is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with competence
centers in Sweden, Finland, UK and the United States.
For more information, visit www.birdstep.com