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 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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
VP Functional Food
Wlodarczyk holds a Master of Economics degree from the Warsaw School of Economics – International Trade Department. She has been in the food business since 2000, working for distributors of ingredients. She worked for 12 years in Goldmann HSH, a part of HSH-Chemie distribution group. For the last 10 years she’s been with been working closely with food manufacturers introducing new functional ingredients.
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