The Management Group

Dr. Bjørn Kristiansen, CEO
Bjørn has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Manchester. He is a former Professor of Bioprocess Technology in Scotland, and Director of Research at Borregaard Industries in Norway. Bjørn has substantial insight into fermentation technology and downstream processing and is author of more than 100 scientific papers, books and patents.

Jonathan Aldwinckle, CFO
Jon has a Double First-Class Master of Engineering degree from Oxford University, and holds the AMCT qualification from the Association of Corporate Treasurers.  Jon previously had 20 years’ experience working in the London corporate finance markets, advising and helping investors and management teams to develop and grow businesses from pre-revenue start-ups, growth-capital fund-raisings through to multi-billion financings and exits.

Anne Torill Hovland, Head of Process Development
Anne Torill has more than 35 years’ experience at Østfold University College in the education of bachelor students in microbiology and biotechnology. Hovland has been with GlycaNova Norway since the beginning and has been involved in developing the technology for production of immune stimulants from medicinal mushrooms.