Dr. Øyvind Isaksen

Isaksen has been CEO in poLight since August 2014. He has previously held several CEO positions, most recently in the publicly listed company Q-Free ASA, which he left January 2014 after 7 years as CEO. Isaksen holds a Ph.D in Applied Physics.


Pierre Craen

Chief  Technology Officer

Craen has more than 20 years experience in opto-mechanical system engineering. Prior to joining poLight, he managed product development teams at Varioptic, Barco and Motorola/Symbol. Craen holds a M.Sc. degree in optical engineering from Sup-Optic and a M.Sc. in Applied Physics.


Alf Henning Bekkevik

Chief Financial Officer

Bekkevik is a senior executive with a background from Arthur Andersen (E&Y), Wallendahl, Fjord Line, Grenland Group and lately from Wood Group Mustang as VP Finance. He holds a Master Degree in Business & Economics (Siviløkonom) from NHH and is a state authorised public auditor & accountant.



Joakim Nelson

VP Sales & BD

Nelson has spend more than 25 years in the Telecom/Mobile industry in a variety of positions and companies such as Telia, Ericsson, Sony Ericsson, Anoto, Zacco and lately Sony Mobile, where he had a position as VP External Innovations & Standardizations. Nelson holds a Master of Science Degree in Electronic Engineering.

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Marianne Sandal

Chief Operating Officer

Sandal has more than 15 years experience heading world wide operations in Nera ASA (Tele-communications) and Q-Free ASA (Intelligent Transportation Systems). Sandal holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering in addition to courses in economics and management from Norwegian School of Management (BI).