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EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

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Rui Casais, CEO

Fresh from a Master Degree in Computer Science and Engineering, Rui started in Funcom in 2004 as a Junior AI Programmer for Age of Conan. Two years later he became Lead Programmer on the project and after Age of Conan launched in 2008 he was promoted to Chief Technology Officer, establishing a technology team for the Company's DreamWorld engine.

In 2009 he moved to Montreal to start Funcom Games Canada, where he stayed until 2011 when he moved back to Oslo. Rui became CEO and Managing Director in 2015 and has since then been steering the company with his passion for games and his technology and business acumen.

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Ole Schreiner, COO

Ole Schreiner has over the years served in many positions in Funcom including heading the studios in North Carolina, Beijing and Montreal. From 2012 to 2015 he was Managing Director of Funcom SE and from 2008 to 2012 he served as COO.

Prior to joining Funcom Ole worked as Director of Customer Relations and Billing in Broadband Mobile, and before that as Business Developer in Telenor Mobile under the Marketing department as Interactive Relationship Manager. Ole has a four year economic education from BI Norwegian Business School and a one year psychology study, both following an Officer Candidate education in the Norwegian Air Force.

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Stian Drageset, CFO

Prior to joining Funcom in August 2017 Stian Drageset served as Director M&A at Telenor ASA, where he held critical roles within international expansion, M&A and digital strategy. He has 15 years of experience from financial leadership, business and strategy development, entrepreneurship and M&A, from Telenor, Herkules Capital (private equity), The Boston Consulting Group, Storebrand and founding a successful EdTech company. Stian Drageset earned his MBA from INSEAD and his Engineering Master’s degree in Computer Cybernetics from NTNU and Oxford University, also including entrepreneurship studies at Cornell University.

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Erling Ellingsen, Chief Marketing Officer

Erling Ellingsen has a background in journalism and communication. After working for many years as a journalist in both the specialist media and national mainstream media (including several years as a journalist at Norway's largest newspaper VG), he joined Funcom in 2006 as a Product Manager. Initially working with PR and marketing for Age of Conan, he moved on to became Director of Communications in 2009 working on all of Funcom's titles. In 2015 he entered the position as VP of PR & Marketing and joined Funcom's executive management team.

MANAGEMENT BOARD

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Rui Casais, CEO

Fresh from a Master Degree in Computer Science and Engineering, Rui started in Funcom in 2004 as a Junior AI Programmer for Age of Conan. Two years later he became Lead Programmer on the project and after Age of Conan launched in 2008 he was promoted to Chief Technology Officer, establishing a technology team for the Company's DreamWorld engine.

In 2009 he moved to Montreal to start Funcom Games Canada, where he stayed until 2011 when he moved back to Oslo. Rui became CEO and Managing Director in 2015 and has since then been steering the company with his passion for games and his technology and business acumen.

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Christian Olsthoorn, Managing Director of Funcom SE

Christian Olsthoorn has been Managing Director of Funcom SE since March 2017. He served as the CFO of Funcom from November 2014 until July 2017; and has therefore acquired an in-depth knowledge of the financial situation and processes of Funcom. Christian fulfils these positions on a consultancy basis through the firm Temmes Management Services Monaco S.A.R.L., whose partner Mr. Pieter van Tol was closely involved with Funcom during 19 years through various positions such as Management Board director, Supervisory Board director, and Chief Financial Officer.

Christian Olsthoorn holds a chartered accountant degree ("diplôme d'expertise comptable") both in France and in Luxembourg. He has gained a strong experience in the financial industry after having worked as an auditor and a financial consultant at Mazars in Amsterdam, at KPMG in France, and at PwC in Monaco. In 2012, Mr. Olsthoorn actively participated in the incorporation and development of Temmes Management Services both in Monaco and in France. He has developed an expertise in the provision of accounting, tax, and treasury management services to multinational corporations in a wide range of jurisdictions and industries. His technical knowledge, dedication and availability are valued by Funcom.

SUPERVISORY BOARD

Mr. Eddie Tak Ho Chan, Chairman of the Supervisory Board
(born in 1978, male, US citizen, 1st-term, member since 16 December 2019)

Mr. Eddie Tak Ho Chan serves as VP of International Partnerships & Strategy, Tencent. Previous roles: Activision Blizzard - SVP, head of studio operations, VP, head of finance for US Sales Team, VP, Strategy; McKinsey - Engagement Manager. Mr. Eddie Tak Ho Chan holds an MBA from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Finance / Information Systems from NYU Stern School of Business

Mr. Peng Lu, member of the Supervisory Board
(born in 1965, male, Australian citizen, 1st-term, member since 16 December 2019)

Mr. Peng Lu serves as Vice President, Tencent Games. Previous roles: general manager of Tencent Games biz dev/partnership, general manager of Tencent Games mobile game publishing department. Mr. Peng Lu holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Fudan University, and a Master of Technology Management from the University of New South Wales in Australia.

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Egil Kvannli, member of the Supervisory Board
(born in 1972, male, Norwegian citizen, 1st-term, member since 5 October 2016)

Mr. Kvannli has a background as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Kvannli holds a Bachelor-degree for Business and Administration, BI of the Norwegian School of Management of Stavanger, Norway and Bishops University, Quebec, Canada. From 2011 Mr. Kvannli works for Quickflange AS, a Norwegian entity and from September 2015 he fulfills the role of Chief Executive Officer. Before August 2015 Mr. Kvannli fulfilled the role of Chief Financial Officer at Quickflange AS (2011-2015), Fabricom GDF Suez (2010-2011), Sevan Marine ASA (2005-2008), all Norwegian entities. Mr. Kvannli also acted as VP Finance for REC Site Services Pte Ltd. (2008-2010), a Singapore entity. Mr. Kvannli furthermore worked for MISWACO in Norway and in Houston, United States of America (1997-2005) the last two and a half last years as Financial Director for Scandinavia. 

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Susana Meza Graham, member of the Supervisory Board
(born in 1976, female, Swedish citizen, 1st-term, member since 14 September 2018)

Mrs Meza Graham has an extensive background in the Games Industry and she has been involved in building one of the larger, listed game companies in Sweden. She has held a variety of positions at Paradox Interactive, including COO, where she led the company as part of the management team and helped set the strategic direction, vision and goals of Paradox. Her main expertise lies in the business of games (publishing), marketing & PR, communication & leadership as well as organizational growth. She has extensive experience of living and working abroad. Previous Board experience includes the trade association for Swedish game developers and she currently holds board and advisory positions in a number of tech & games start-ups. She is also an independent investor and speaker.  Mrs. Meza Graham holds a Bachelor degree from the Stockholm University focused on International management and marketing.