Management and Board of Directors

Claes Watndal

Claes Watndal
CEO

Claes Watndal has strong background from IT and healthcare. He has extensive experience serving in executive and leadership positions in sales and business development from Oracle, Microsoft, Accenture and GE Healthcare.
Claes holds an M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from NTNU.


Claes Watndal

Kristinn Johnsen
Founder and CSO

Kristinn founded Mentis Cura in 2004. He was previously a project leader at the pharmaceutical delivery company Lyfjathroun.
Kristinn holds a PhD in theoretical physics from the Technical University of Denmark and has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles on neuro-diagnostics using EEG.


Jan Fikkan

Chairman of the Board

Jan Fikkan
Head of Business Development

Jan has over 20 years of experience as an executive at GE Healthcare, in global commercial roles, research and development, licensing and business development. Most recently Jan served as the President of GE Healthcare AS and a general manager for medical diagnostics in Japan.
Jan holds and M.Sc. in Physiology from the University of Oslo and extensive executive business education


Guðbjörg Edda Eggertsdóttir

Directors of the Board

Guðbjörg Edda Eggertsdóttir

Guðbjörg Edda worked for the global pharmaceuticals company Actavis (now Allergan) for over 30 years, most recently as the President of Actavis Iceland and as an executive board member, deputy CEO and Marketing manager.
Guðbjörg holds an M.Sc. in Pharmacy from the University of Copenhagen.


Carl Astrup

Carl Astrup

Carl is a former manager of the financial analysis department at DNB, Norway’s largest financial services group. He has over 20 years of experience as an investor in a wide range of areas, including real estate, bonds and stocks.
Carl holds an MBA from the University of Wisconsin.


Lars Bakklund

Lars Bakklund

Lars has over 20 years of financial and managerial experience from international companies in the field of IT, telecom, media, biometry, manufacturing and trading. He has held senior executive positions in both public and private companies. Lars is currently CEO of the investment company North Murray AS
Lars has M.Sc. in Economics and Business from the University of Mannheim.


Helena Maria Nyblom Munthe

Helena Maria Nyblom Munthe

Helena is M.D., Ph.D., from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg. She is specialized in the field of psychiatry and has many years of clinical experience from Internal Medicine and Psychiatry.
Helena’s focus of study is preventive medicine and is a renowned a lecturer and the author of three books on the subject.


Audun Abelsnes

Audun Abelsnes

Audun is an entrepreneur at the Residence at Techstars. A former manager consultant at PWC he now lecutres at master level at the Norwegian School of Management, Entrepreneurship and Innovation strategy.
Audun holds a M.Sc. in International Marketing and Strategy from the Norwegian School of Management.