Executive Team

Lars Boilesen

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Lars Boilesen is the Chief Executive Officer at Opera Software ASA, a position he has held since 2010. Mr. Boilesen has extensive experience in the software and tech industry and has held executive positions in various corporations prior to his joining Opera. He was Executive Vice President of Sales & Distribution at Opera Software ASA from 2000 to 2005, and served on the Board of Directors of Opera Software ASA from 2007 to 2009.

From 2005-2008 he was Chief Executive Officer for the Nordic and Baltic Region at Alcatel-Lucent. Mr. Boilesen started his career in the LEGO Group as Sales and Marketing Manager for Eastern Europe. After that, he headed the Northern Europe and Asia Pacific markets for Tandberg Data. He has been on the Board of Directors of Aspiro AB since May 2009 and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors at Cobuilder AS.

Mr. Boilesen holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Economics from Aarhus Business School, and postgraduate diploma from Kolding Business School.

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Will Kassoy, CEO, Opera Mediaworks

Will Kassoy

CEO Opera Mediaworks

Will Kassoy is the Chief Executive Officer of Opera Mediaworks, the largest independent mobile ad platform in the world. A fully-owned subsidiary of Opera ASA, Opera Mediaworks delivers the highest-quality brand experiences with real outcomes.

Mr. Kassoy joined Opera in 2014 through the acquisition of AdColony. As CEO of AdColony, Mr. Kassoy ran the industry’s leading HD mobile video advertising platform working with Fortune 500 brands and more than 85% of the world’s top grossing app developers.

Prior to joining AdColony, Mr. Kassoy served over 13 years at Activision Blizzard where he was Senior Vice President, Global Brand Management leading Activision’s global marketing organization inclusive of brand management, media, creative, research, communications and business development. Prior to joining Activision, Mr. Kassoy held roles at The Walt Disney Company, AIA (Paris, France based consulting firm in artificial intelligence) and began his career at Capitol Records/EMI.

Mr. Kassoy holds a BA in Economics/Business from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Petter Lade

Chief Financial Officer

Petter was named Chief Financial Officer in January 2017. He is responsible for the financial management of the company and oversees financial planning and analysis, treasury, M&A and investor relations. Petter comes from the position as Director, IR & Corporate Development and has held several key roles within controlling, M&A and IR since joining Opera in 2006.

Prior to joining Opera, Petter was Finance & Commercial Consultant at Dell EMEA and responsible for the financial and commercial element for pan-EMEA or Global Dell Managed Services (DMS) deals. Prior to that, Petter worked as Business Controller/Bid Analyst for Dell Norway. He began his career with Verdens Gang (Schibsted) as a controller.

Petter obtained a Siviløkonom degree (four year program in economics and business administration consisting of three years at bachelor level and one year at master level) from BI Norwegian Business School.

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Roar Olbergsveen

Chief Accounting Officer

Roar is the Chief Accounting Officer at Opera Software ASA, a position he has held since March 2017. Roar is responsible for the financial reporting, accounting and compliance functions across the group. Roar joined Opera Software ASA in April 2008, when he took on a role as Head of Internal Audit, working with corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions, tax compliance together with being responsible for external financial reporting, transfer pricing policies, and reporting to the Audit Committee.

Prior to joining Opera, Roar was a State Authorized Public Accountant (CPA) at KPMG. Roar spent almost 8 years at KPMG working with software, technology and other large clients.

Roar obtained a Master in Accounting and Auditing from NHH, Norwegian School of Economics (CPA).

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