Management Team

Hogne Vik


Dr. Hogne Vik is a physician by education and has a long and successful track record in both  the pharmaceutical and dietary supplement industries. As global VP in product development in Nycomed Dr. Vik was one of the main forces behind the development and market entrance of VisiPaque. Following Nycomed, Vik was instrumental in bringing Tonalin (CLA) to the European and US market, as part of Natural ASA. Additionally, he was one of the key executives in the management team of Pronova BioPharma securing the US and Japanese market entrance of Omacor/Lovaza. Most recently, Dr. Vik has been the driving force behind the documentation program securing the current marketing position of Superba Krill Oil developed and manufactured by Aker BioMarine Antarctic.

Erik Tjørstad


Erik Tjørstad serves as the CFO with responsibility for all company financial matters. Mr. Tjørstad has long experience within the finance area, has served 12 years in the shipping industry, 4 years as CFO in a small stock exchange listed water transportation company and 3 years as CFO for a major Norwegian land transportation and logistics company prior to joining NattoPharma ASA as of January 1st 2007. Mr. Tjørstad has earned a Masters degree in Business Administration from Arizona State University, USA.

Eric Anderson

Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing US and Global Accounts

Eric Anderson has been a member of the natural products industry for more than 20 years, during which time he was involved in the introduction of several successful novel ingredients, including Chitosan, CLA and MK-7 Natural Vitamin K2. Most recently, he was VP Sales and Marketing for Aker BioMarine Antarctic US, where he was responsible for establishing and staffing the company’s North American offices, with an emphasis on promoting Superba™ brand krill oil.

Käthe Bleken

Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing Europe

Käthe Bleken serves as Senior Sales & Marketing Manager Europe. Mrs. Bleken has 30 years experience in sales and marketing in the pharmaceutical industry. Before Bleken joined NattoPharma she was a bioengineer at Ullevål University hospital in Oslo, and she has also spent 24 years at Nycomed Pharma in the field of marketing and sales. Bleken has a diploma in Marketing and Economy from the Norwegian School of Management

Vladimir Badmaev

Head of R&D

Dr. Badmaev received his MD and PhD in Bialystok, Poland and training in clinical and anatomical pathology at Kings County Hospital and Downstate Medical Center, New York. He is the author/coauthor of over 70 scientific and popular scientific articles, 13 books, 13 US and International patents and 9 successful IND applications with the FDA, several self-affirmed GRAS documents and NDI applications. Prior to appointment with NattoPharma Dr. Badmaev has successfully served as a VP and Medical and Scientific Director with Sabinsa Inc. and PLThomas Inc. respectively, assisting those companies in building pre-clinical and clinical research on the innovative standardized food supplements.

Camilla Marie Lindberg

Marketing Manager

Camilla holds a Master of Science degree in International Management and Marketing from Norwegian Business School, and has several years of experience from export marketing. Before she joined Nattopharma she worked as a market consultant for Innovation Norway (Norwegian government's official trade representative abroad) in Madrid and Stockholm, and in 2008 she was responsible for the Spanish-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce.

Tom McMahon

VP Sales North America

McMahon has extensive natural products industry sales experience, beginning with Tree of Life, as Key Account Manager. He then moved to the ingredient supply segment with Lonza, Allendale, NJ, as Sales Manager for L-Carnitine and Vitamin B3, then as National Sales Manager for Bricker Labs, Chandler, AZ.

Contact Us

NattoPharma ASA
(head office)
Kirkeveien 59B
1363 Høvik, Norway
Tel: (+47) 40 00 90 08

NattoPharma USA, Inc.
(North American Subsidiary)
328 Amboy Avenue
Metuchen, NJ 08840, USA
Tel: (+1) 609-454-2992

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