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Presentation of Avida's board

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Board of Directors

The Board of directors consists of members with a long experience from a variety of different fields and business areas, contributing with valuable insight to Avida´s operations. Experience and competence includes banking and financing, venture capital, law, the tech sector, accounting and leadership. In addition, the board meets the need for knowledge and insight into the terms and conditions of the geographic markets in which Avida Finans AB has its main operations.

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Varun Khanna

Chairman of the Board
Board Member in Avida since August 2020

Education
B.A., M.A. in Economics from the University of Cambridge and a B.A. in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi.

Selected experiences
Managing director at Deutsche Bank in the structured finance division focused on direct lending, corporate securitizations and special situations. Mr. Khanna started his career at Deutsche Bank as an equity research analyst covering technology companies.

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Geir Olsen

Board Member in Avida since August 2016

Education
M. Sc. in Economics and Business from Norwegian School of Economics

Selected experiences
Partner in Ubon Partners, Board Member in PRA Group, Board Member in Acano, CEO in Aktiv Kapital, VP of Telepresence Sales in Cisco, President of EMEA in Tandberg and Manager in McKinsey

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Celina Midelfart

Board Member in Avida since October 2015

Education
B. Sc. in Finance from the London School of Economics as well as Stern School of Business at New York University

Selected experiences
Owner, CEO, Executive Chairman and Board Member of several companies within the Midelfart conglomerate

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Daniel Knottenbelt

Board Member in Avida since August 2020

Education
MSc in Electrical Engineering from Delft University of Technology (in the Netherlands) and an M.B.A. from INSEAD (in France).

Selected experiences
Serves on the board of directors of Soderberg, Heidelpay, and Exact. Partner at Palamon Capital Partners in London.

More than 18 years of investment experience focusing on financial services, including in payments, wealth management, consumer credit, and insurance.

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Vaibhav Piplapure

Board member in Avida since August 2021

Education
MBA from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mumbai.

Selected experiences
Co-head of the specialty finance investing team at M&G Investments in London, where he specialized in investing in mortgage and consumer portfolio credit opportunities in Europe. Previously, he was head of securitized products finance in EMEA at Credit Suisse.

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Teresa Robson–Capps

Board member in Avida since August 2021

Education
PhD Management Control and Accounting and BA (Hons) Business Studies

 

Selected experiences
Executive career in international blue-chip companies such as HSBC, Accenture and Reality. Experienced Chairman, Non-Executive Director and Chair & member of Audit, Risk, Nomination and Remuneration committees with detailed experience in the Financial Services, Retail, Telecommunications and Technology sectors.

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Dag Sigvart Kaada

Deputy Director since September 2020

Education
Cand. jur., University of Bergen, Norway.

Selected experiences
Partner in law firm Schjødt, works in the M&A and Capital Markets department after joining the firm in 2005. Specialized within mergers and acquisitions, investments and restructurings for Private Equity and industrial groups. Practiced as an attorney for the law firm BA-HR.