Mr. Trond Johannessen, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, PHIMARK, Dordrecht, the Netherlands.
Trond is responsible for the overall activities of PHIMARK, its financial services delivery activities and its internal financial management and financing activities, the establishment of strategy and international expansion, corporate development, and the development of the subsidiary firms.
Trond has 11 years experience in wireless broadband and an overall ICT sector experience in strategy, marketing, finance and business development with Chase, IBM and Telenor and later CxO, Managing Director, and VP positions with a number of start-up and emerging wireless operators and wireless equipment developers. Trond has experience in building high market share from scratch (IBM). At Telenor, he reported to the Group CFO and advised on financial, business process, and regulatory issues, overseeing the building of the Group product accounting for regulatory compliance. Mr. Johannessen has built numerous business models and developed business plans for wireless operators, including WiMAX operators in Europe and CDMA operators in the Middle East and South Asia. He has raised significant amounts of equity and vendor finance for start-up wireless companies.
He is a Master of Business Administration from Cornell University, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of California at Berkeley. His primary fields of study were Finance and Marketing.