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NEWS March 15, 2019

Four new heavy-weights from e.g. Ericsson, Hakon Invest & NTT Security join the board of cybersecurity company Defentry

Defentry has recruited a new board of directors that will serve the company in its future growth and positioning on the market; Göran Hesseborn (Apoteket Hjärtat, Hakon Invest), Jan Wäreby (Ericsson, RISE, Tobii), Henrik Davidsson (NTT, Cisco) and Oskar Norin (Ramirent, Com Hem, Telenor).

Defentry has experienced strong growth over the past six months. The company secured SEK 3.6 million in new capital at the end of 2018 and have hired two world-renowned white hackers, Dan Egerstad and Adam Ljungrell, as co-owner and advisor. Now new board members are joining to strengthen the company’s development.

Göran Hesseborn has many years of experience as CFO in companies including the Swedish pharmacy chain Apoteket Hjärtat, food-service provider Menigo Foodservice, Hakon Invest (ICA) and Spendrups. He has a seat in other boards as well, for example Solera Beverage Group, Pumped Hydro Storage, and Kinexit. His areas of expertise are IPOs, M&A, turn-arounds and strategy.

– Everyone is talking about the challenges with cybersecurity and data privacy. Defentry can really create the safer digital society possible. We’re facing an important change and I look forward to this journey, says Göran Hesseborn.

Jan Wäreby is a key person at Ericsson. He was part of the corporate managerial board, managed the deal between Sony and Ericsson and held the position as global head of sales. Jan also sits on the board of directors at RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden Holding), Tobii, Gapwaves AB and INCELL International, among others.

– Cybersecurity is very high on every company’s agenda. Defentry’s focus on securing individual security is a new and very important segment complementing a lot of solutions for enterprises. Defentry, with its very competent team, is very advanced in this area. I look forward to contributing in growing Defentry going forward, says Jan Wäreby.

Henrik Davidsson has worked at security companies, in startups as well as big corporations, in the Nordics and internationally. There are few Swedes who have the extensive international experience within the security market as Henrik. His latest position was Nordic head of sales at NTT Security, but he has also occupied key positions at Cisco, FireEye, Juniper, WMware, et al.

– Knowing the value of your digital identity is pivotal in today’s digitalized world and it spans both your personal digital identity as well as your digital identity in the organization you work for. Defentry takes a new approach for revisioning how organizations and individuals alike can help in improving the risk posture, says Henrik Davidsson.

Oskar Norin is currently CTO at Defentry. He joined the company in May 2018 and is an IT pro with a broad experience from the telco industry. He previously worked at Ramirent Group as an IT architect and integrations manager. Prior to that, Oskar worked within IT at telco giants such as Com Hem, Telenor and Bredbandsbolaget.

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