DNA as a company

We make our customers’ lives less complicated, enabling everyone to concentrate on what matters to them. We provide connections, services and devices to home and work and enable the digitalization of the society.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for properly organising DNA's administration, operations, accounting and asset management. The Board of Directors has confirmed a written charter on the duties of the Board of Directors, matters on the agenda, meeting practices and the decision-making process.

None of the members of the board has holdings in DNA Plc (31.10.2019).

 

Jørgen C. Arentz Rostrup

b. 1966
Chairman of the Board
M.Sc. (Econ)
Telenor ASA, Head of Asia and Executive Vice President

 

Main previous experience

  • Telenor ASA, Head of Asia, since 2020
  • Telenor ASA, Corporate Management Board; Chief Financial Officer, 2016-2020
  • Yara International ASA, CEO/President Yara North America Inc, 2015-2016
  • Yara International ASA, Managing Director Yara Ghana Ltd, 2013-2015
  • Norsk Hydro ASA:
    • 2009-2013; Corporate Management Board; Chief Financial Officer
    • 2007-2009; Corporate Management Board, Executive Vice President Energy/Power
    • 2006-2007; Oil and Energy Area, Senior Vice President and Sector President, Markets
    • 2005-2005; Hydro Oil and Energy Area, SVP and head of business unit Marketing and Trading (oil and gas sales)
    • 2002-2005; Hydro Oil and Energy Area, VP and head of business unit New Renewable Energy and Managing Director Norsk Hydro Technology Ventures
    • 1999-2002; Exploration and Production Norway, Vice Pres., Finance and Procurement
    • 1998-1999; Exploration and Production International, Vice Pres., Finance and IS
    • 1996-1998; Norsk Hydro USA, New York, President, Hydro's US Holding Co.
    • 1995-1996; Norsk Hydro Asia, Singapore, Business Dev. Petrochemicals
    • 1994-1995; Norsk Hydro; Manager Investor Relations Europe
    • 1991-1994; Norsk Hydro; Corporate Financial Control

Main positions of trust

  • Extensive board experience from listed companies as well as smaller tech and PE companies.
  • Member of control committee of UNICEF Norway.

Member of DNA's Board of Directors since 2019. Chair of DNA's Personnel Committee. Independent of the company, but not independent of major shareholders.

 

 

Ulrika Steg

b. 1968
Member of the Board
M. Sc. (Tech)
CMO, Business Segment, Telenor Sweden

 

Main previous experience

  • Telenor Sweden, Chief Customer Officer, 2015-2019
  • TeliaSonera, VP Head of Mobility Sweden, 2010-2015
  • TeliaSonera, Director Consumer Segment, 2008-2010
  • TeliaSonera, Managing Director Halebop, 2007-2008
  • TeliaSonera, Head of Business Management, Consumer, 2005-2007
  • Telia Promotor, Acting President, Marketing&Sales Director, 2001-2005
  • TeliaSonera, Different management positions

Main positions of trust

  • Telenor Connexion, member of the Board since 2019
  • Telenor Inpli, Chairman of the Board, since 2019
  • The Swedish Telecom Advisors, Member of the Board, since 2018
  • We Consulting, Member of the Board, 2015-2018
  • Telia Cygate, Member of the Board, during the position as VP Head of Mobility, TeliaSonera
  • Telia Insurance, Member of the Board, during the position as Director of Consumer Segment, TeliaSonera

Member of DNA's Board of Directors since 2019. Member of DNA's Personnel Committee. Independent of the company, but not independent of major shareholders.

Kirsi Sormunen

b. 1957
Member of the Board
M.Sc. (Econ)

 

Main previous experience

  • Nokia Oyj, Vice President, Sustainability, VP Environmental Affairs, VP Corporate Responsibility 2003-2013
  • Nokia Telecommunications, Finance Director, SVP, Finance & Control, 1995-1999
  • Nokia Americas, CFO, SVP, Finance & Control, 1993-1999
  • Nokia Oyj, Head of global treasury activities 1989-1993

Main positions of trust

  • VR Group, Member of the Board since 2017
  • Unicef Finland, Member of the Board since 2016
  • DIF (Directors´Institute of Finland), Senior Advisor, 2016-
  • Lappeenranta University of Technology, Advisory Board Member since 2015
  • Sitra, Member of the Board since 2013

Member of DNA's Board of Directors since 2014. Chairman of DNA's Audit Committee. Independent of the company and of major shareholders.

Tero Ojanperä

b. 1966
Member of the Board
PhD, Electrical Engineering
Vision+, Managing Partner and Co-Founder

 

Main previous experience

  • Nokia Oyj, Chief Technology and Strategy Officer, Head of Nokia Research Center and other management positions and member of the Group Executive Board 1990-2011

Main positions of trust

  • Bittium Plc, Member of the Board since 2017
  • Smilestream Oy, Chairman of the Board of Directors since, 2015
  • Veikkaus Oy, member of the Board since 2013
  • Kiosked Oy, member of the Board since 2013
  • Tailorframe Oy, Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2013
  • Tampere University of Technology, Chairman of the Board since 2012

Member of DNA's Board of Directors since 2014. Member of DNA's Audit Committee. Independent of the company and of major shareholders.

Nils Katla

b. 1966
Member of the Board
M.Sc. (tech), MBA
Telenor ASA, Vice President, M&A

 

Main previous experience

  • Telenor Europe/Telenor Nordic, SVP and Head of Strategy, 2008-2015
  • Telenor Norway, SVP and Head of Strategy, 2004-2007
  • Telenor Group, VP CEO office, 2001-2003
  • Enitel, EVP and Head of Consumer Market, 2000-2001
  • Telia Norway, SVP and Head of Consumer Market, 1997-1999
  • McKinsey & Company, Associate Consultant, 1995-1997
  • Accenture, Senior Consultant, 1990-1993

Main positions of trust

  • Director of Veon Ltd; Member of Compensation Committee, Governance Committee and Finance Committee
  • Director of Amedia ASA
  • Chair of Telenor Media Content Services AS and Telenor Telehuset AS
  • Director of several Telenor companies, including Telenor Norway, Telenor Sweden, Telenor Denmark, Telenor Hungary, Telenor Serbia, Telenor Broadcast Holding and Canal Digital

Member of DNA's Board of Directors since 2019. Member of DNA's Audit Committee. Independent of the company, but not independent of major shareholders.

Anni Ronkainen

b. 1966
Member Of the Board
M.Sc. (Econ.)
Kesko Plc, Chief Digital Officer

Main previous experience

  • Kesko Corporation, Chief Digital Officer, 2015– 
  • Google Finland Ltd, Country Manager Finland, 2009–2015, Industry Head 2008–2009
  • McCann Worldgroup Helsinki Ltd, CEO 2006–2008
  • Satama Finland Plc, Business Director 2001–2006, Managing Consultant 1999–2001

Main positions of trust

  • Fennia, Member of the Board, 2019–
  • Statistics Finland, Member of the Advisory Board 2019–
  • Invesdor Ltd, Member of the Board 2018–6/2019
  • Marketing Finland, Member of the Board 2018–
  • Finnish Chambers of Commerce, Chairman of the Startup Committee, 2018–
  • Business Finland, Member of the Digital Advisory Board, 2017–
  • Asiakastieto Group, Member of the Board, 2015–3/2019
  • Nordic Morning, Member of the Board, 2015–3/2019

Member of DNA's Board of Directors since 2019. Member of DNA's Personnel Committee. Independent of the company and of major shareholders.

 

Fredric (Ric) Brown

b. 1963
Member of the Board
M.Sc., MBA
Telenor Norway AS, CMO and Head of Mobile
 

Main previous experience

  • Telenor International, Telenor Bedrift, Telenor Mobil and Telenor Norway, since 1995

Main positions of trust

  • Talkmore AS, Chairman of the Board, 2009-2010 and since 2019
  • Telenor Broadcast Holding AS, Member of Board, 2006-2008
  • ZebSign AS, Member of Board, 2002-2005
  • Doorstep AS, Member of Board, 2001-2010

Member of DNA's Board of Directors since 2019. Independent of the company, but not independent of major shareholders.