Management

  • Daniel Schneider President and Chief Executive Officer

    Dan Schneider joined Photocure November 2018. He brings more than 25 years of experience in developing and expanding rapidly growing healthcare companies in the U.S., most recently as the General Manager for Ablynx N.V. in North America. He has also held executive management positions in other pharmaceutical and biotech companies, including BTG International, Somaxon Pharmaceuticals and Sepracor.

    Mr. Schneider is a U.S. citizen and holds an MBA from Washington University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from St. Louis University with a double major in Finance and Marketing.

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  • Erik Dahl Chief Financial Officer

    Erik Dahl, joined Photocure in August 2012 as CFO. Most recently, he was CFO for GET AS, the second largest cable TV provider in Norway. He has more than 20 years of experience from senior level financial management roles, with responsibilities within corporate finance, legal and financial restructurings, M&A and capital market transactions. He has held various CFO roles in both public and private companies. Mr. Dahl has a Bachelor degree in finance and accounting from the Norwegian School of Economics.

    Erik Dahls holds 6,046 shares in Photocure. He holds 63,500 share options in the Company.

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  • Ambaw Bellete President, Photocure Inc. and Head, US Cancer Commercial Operations

    Ambaw Bellete joined the Company in 2012. He has over 26 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical and medical device industry. He has held senior executive positions across multiple therapeutic areas in business development, commercial operations, managed care, marketing and sales at companies such as Pharmacia and Sanofi. Prior to joining the company he was the President of Medical Compression Systems.

    Ambaw Bellete holds 7,551 shares in Photocure. He holds 61,300 share options in the Company.

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  • Inger Ferner Heglund Vice President Research and Development

    Inger Ferner Heglund, joined Photocure in 2006 as Director, Business Relations and was appointed Vice President Research and Development from January 2007. She has a degree in physiology from the University of Oslo and extensive experience within R&D. She has held various leadership positions in preclinical development and project management in GE Healthcare. Mrs. Heglund comes from a position as Global Project Director in GE Healthcare.

    Inger Ferner Heglund holds 10,940 shares in Photocure. She holds 70,300 share options in the company.

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  • Grete Hogstad
    Grete Hogstad Vice President Strategic Marketing

    Grete Hogstad, joined Photocure in February 2005. She has a degree in pharmacy from the University of Oslo, as well as a business degree from the Norwegian School of Management. She has held various leading positions in Marketing and Sales in Alpharma and Novo Nordisk Pharma, and is a founding member of the Generics Association in Norway. Mrs. Hogstad comes from the position as Director Sales and Marketing for Norway, Sweden and Finland in Alpharma.

    Grete Hogstad holds 14,525 shares in Photocure. She holds 58,000 share options in the company.

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  • Espen Njåstein Head Nordic Cancer Commercial Operations

    Espen Njåstein, joined Photocure in 2007 as Nordic Sales Manager. He was appointed Nordic Cancer Commercial Operations Director from July 2010 and Head Nordic Cancer Commercial Operations from January 2012. He has a degree in marketing from The Norwegian School of Marketing. Before joining Photocure, Espen Njåstein has held different positions within sales and marketing at Pfizer. He came from a position as Training and Development Manager in Pfizer.

    Espen Njåstein holds 7,691 shares in Photocure. He holds 64,100 share options in the Company.

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  • Gry Stensrud Vice President Technical Development and Operations

    Gry Stensrud, joined Photocure in May 2006 as Pharmaceutical Director. She was appointed Director Operations from April 2009 and Vice President Technical Development & Operations from October 2010. She holds a degree in Pharmacy and a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Technology from the University of Oslo. Before joining Photocure, Gry Stensrud has held different positions within R&D and QA at GE Healthcare. She came from a position as Manager Formulation Technology in GE Healthcare.

    Gry Stensrud holds 5,648 shares in Photocure. She holds 53,300 share options in the company.

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