Board of Supervising Directors

Information on the current board of supervising directors

Gerhard Florin, Chairman of the Supervisory Board

(born 1959, male, German, 1st term, member since 27 June 2011)

Dr. Florin presently works as an independent contractor. In that capacity he currently serves as board member for: based in London; InnoGames based in Hamburg; and Kobojo based in Paris. From 2006 to 2010 Dr. Florin served as an Executive Vice President and General Manager of Publishing of Electronic Arts Inc., being responsible for their worldwide publishing business. From 1996 to 2006, Dr. Florin held various positions in Electronic Arts in Germany and UK. Prior to that he worked at BMG, the global music division of Bertelsmann AG, and served as a Consultant of McKinsey. Dr. Florin holds Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from the University of Augsburg, Germany.

Alain Tascan, Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board
(born 1967, male, Canadian, 1-st term, member since 27 June 2012)

Mr. Tascan presently works as an entrepreneur in the multimedia and gaming industry. Mr. Tascan was a co-founder of Ubisoft in Montreal and a founder of EA Montreal which he managed for seven years. He also created Ubisoft's licensing group that partners with the major Hollywood studios. Previously, Mr. Tascan also held executive positions in the media industry in France at companies such as Radio France International and Telerama. Currently, Mr. Tascan works as an entrepreneur in the multimedia and gaming industry. Mr Tascan holds a Master degree in Economics from the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis and a post-graduate degree in cultural management from the Institut Superieur de Management Culturel de Paris.

Michel Cassius,
(born 1957, male, French, 4th term, member since 30 November 2006)

Mr Cassius is co-founder and Director of YoYo Games Ltd, a startup company which launched in 2007, a user generated casual gaming site. In the past, Mr. Cassius has served as the European Managing Director of Fun Technologies and as Senior Director of Microsoft’s Xbox business in EMEA where he managed the publishing and Xbox Live businesses and launched the Xbox 360. He previously spent seven years at Electronic Arts, where he led, Electronic Art’s online gaming business in Europe and launched Ultima Online, one of the first MMOG’s in Europe.

Ole Gladhaug

(born 1954, male, Norwegian, 1-st term, member since 24 April 2013)

Mr. Gladhaug has held senior executive positions within the shipping, oil services, banking and asset management industries. Prior to joining the Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Group (KGJG), Mr. Gladhaug served 7 years as CFO of Smedvig ASA (now part of Seadrill). Mr. Gladhaug joined KGJG in 2002 as CFO and member of the Group’s executive team, and is now Executive Vice President in the Group and Chairman of its subsidiary Jebsen Asset Management. Mr. Gladhaug has served as a non-executive director on a number of boards within banking, insurance, asset management and other industries. He holds a business and administration degree from the Norwegian School of Economics and a political science degree from the University of Bergen.

Magnus Grøneng
(born 1981, male, Norwegian, 1-st term, member since 24 April 2013)

Mr. Grøneng has background as management consultant in McKinsey & Company (2006-2009) where he served clients within the oil and gas, technology and banking sectors in Europe. Prior to joining Jebsen Asset Management (subsidiary of the Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Group), he served as Business Development Manager in Kebony ASA, a Norwegian growth company. Mr. Grøneng holds a MSc degree from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and the University of Karlsruhe in Germany.


Supervisory Board Profile

The Company has prepared a profile outlining the composition of the board, taking into account the nature of the business of the Company and it subsidiaries and the necessary professionalism and background of the members of the Supervisory Board. The described profile is as follows:

Required expertise and background of the Supervisory Board:

  • Knowledge and experience in the financial, legal, economic, organizational and marketing fields.
  • Experience in managing or supervising the management of a listed company.
  • Knowledge of, experience in and affinity with the gaming industry.
  • Knowledge of and experience with working in an international environment.
  • The ability, also in terms of available time, to monitor and stimulate the general course of affairs within the company in a prompt and effective manner and to provide the CEO and the Management Board with advice relating to the formulation and execution of the company policy.
  • No conflicts of interests at the time of appointment.

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