January 4, 2022
We are pleased to welcome our new Director of Business Development, Magdalena K. Gjefle, and our new CTO, Tristan Hollande to RESPINOR.
Magdalena is originally Swedish and has been living in Norway for more than 20 years. She holds a M.Sc in Finance from the London School of Economics and a M.Sc in Business Administration and Economics from the Gothenburg School of Economics.
Magdalena has 30 years of experience from a multitude of roles within business development, strategy, and finance, the past 12 years within the pharma/biotech sector. She has a proven track record of leading innovation and commercialization teams and processes. Since 2018, Magdalena has held a position as Business Development and Licensing Executive at Inven2, leading negotiations for a large number of licensing agreements with global pharma and biotech corporations. In addition, she has been responsible for new venture creation and led the incubation and initial capitalization of Agiana Pharmaceuticals.
From 2010-to 2018, she was Director of Business Development in Weifa, where she played a key role in executing the company’s ambitious growth plan. Her main responsibilities included international partnering/licensing agreements for drug products and medical devices, development, and implementation of strategies for new market entrance, supply chain management, and various corporate development initiatives.
Magdalena started her career in Investment Banking and has worked in Stockholm, London, New York, and Oslo for Chase, DnB, and First Securities. At DnB and First Securities, she was head of research for the pharma and retail sectors. For more information: LinkedIn
Tristan is originally French and has been living in Norway for more than 18 years. He has a Diplome d’ingenieur en informatique/Master in computer science, Paris-Sud University (Paris XI), and Baccalauréat specialized in Maths and Physics, Lycée, Orsay, France.
Tristan has over 20 years of experience in engineering new products and software mainly related to sensor measurements, maps, and GPS positioning. During the last ten years, he has been engineering manager at Schlumberger and CTO at Think Outside, responsible for the R&D teams. He has experienced all phases of the development process: from proposing a project, setting up the team, conducting feasibility studies, engineering, and manufacturing a product with strict deadlines, then supporting the system in operation. In 2017, he managed a team of 25 specialized engineers in software, electronics, signal processing, and mechanics with a yearly budget of approx. 15M USD.
At Schlumberger, he led projects, including setting up the manufacturing processes to produce a few prototypes to more than 100,000 units and was directly involved in the CE testing and certification of the product.
He was CTO for a start-up company and managed a BIA project that has SINTEF and NGI as research partners. For more information: LinkedIn