Management

Andreas Mollatt

MSc CEO

Andreas has a history of more than 25 years from the life science industry starting in Nycomed. There he worked with strategy and licensing on a corporate level and later moved on to become Managing Director of Nycomed Medical Equipment. Following this he spent over 10 years as a partner at Teknoinvest, a premier VS fund, focusing on life science investment in Scandinavia and the US. Before joining Otivio, he was managing director at Ayanda ConCordix introducing their novel delivery system in international markets. He has broad international experience including launching new innovations, growing business internationally, negotiating strategic cooperations and product licensing as well as leading small to medium high tech corporations. Andreas gained his MSc. from NHH, in Bergen, Norway.

Iacob Mathiesen

Ph.D. CSO

Iacob co-founded Otivio AS in 2010 and was the company’s CEO until April 2016. He has been instrumental in the successful development of Otivio’s main product, FlowOx. Iacob is a serial entrepreneur. He has been a pioneer in the advancement of novel electroporation methods and devices for DNA delivery. He co-founded Inovio AS in 1999, a research and development company which pursued advancements in the field of electroporation-based DNA delivery and was successful in securing pivotal patents, developing leading edge devices, and securing strategic partnerships. Inovio was acquired by a US listed company in 2005. Iacob received a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Natural Sciences in 1991, an M.Sc. in Mathematics and Natural Sciences in 1993, and a Ph.D. in Neurobiology in 1999, all from the University of Oslo, Norway.

Ira Sankhayan

Head of Quality and Regulatory Assurance

Ira has worked as a Supplier Quality Lead Engineer for GEHC since for 2010 to 2017.  Managing Nordic and European suppliers for GEHC. She has 5000 hrs of auditing for ISO 9001/13485 from 50 different companies in Europe, internal audits within GE and Experience with FDA audits. Managing Quality and regulatory aspect ultrasound/ Medical products has been the expertise gained in last the 8 years. Before this job she has been working at Norautron as a project manager and various other jobs within testing and test JIGS. A sound combination of electronics expertise with strong hold on regulatory requirements has led to her growing career path. Ira has a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and telecommunications and completed her master’s degree from University of Oslo in 2005 in Microelectronics.

Claus Kjærsgaard

MBA - CCO

Claus brings with him more than 25 years of experience from the life science, consumer health care and biopharma industries. Claus was brought up and honed professionally by more than 16 years with GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare working across all product categories - from pain killers to tooth paste - and across all regions. Before joining Otivio Claus was VP Consumer Healthcare, Pronova Biopharma ASA for 4 years and most recently CEO at Smartfish AS – a proprietary juice-based Omega-3 drink, based on Oslo, Norway. He has a broad experience from strategic business planning, commercial execution and innovation development and launching, from working across cultures and in very large as well as in very small organisations. Claus holds a degree in International Business Management, from the Academy of International Business, in Herning, Denmark.

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