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Senior Management

Morten Strand
CEO

morten.strand@abax.no

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David Norton
Chief Finance Officer

david.norton@abax.no

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Paul Walsh
Chief Technology Officer

paul.walsh@abax.no

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Bruce Atle Karlsen
Chief Performance Officer

atle.karlsen@abax.no

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Jens Nylander
CEO - Automile

jens@automile.io

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Senior Management Biographies

Morten Strand - CEO

Morten is a seasoned IT executive with over 30 years of leadership experience. Morten was recently CEO at Cint in Sweden and led the company to become a global leader in the market research space. Before that, Morten served as COO at Visma Software and helped the company to double both top and bottom line through M&A and organic growth. Before joining Visma, Morten spent 15 years at IBM in various leadership roles in Europe and the Nordics. Morten has a BA in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco.

David Norton - Chief Finance Officer

David joined ABAX in 2018 as CFO. He has more than 14 years of experience in Software as a Service (SaaS) businesses, 10 of which in telematics with Fleetmatics. Before that, David worked in various finance roles with American and French multi-nationals. His experience includes IPO, follow-on offerings, and acquisitions across the globe. David has an MBA from the University of Wales.

Paul Walsh - Chief Technology Officer

Paul joined ABAX in 2018 with 20 years of experience in the technology space focusing on the telematics sector. Paul worked as the Head of R&D at the Irish publicly listed telematics company Fleetmatics. Most recently, he worked in the private equity space on various large acquisitions focusing on due diligence as well as establishing efficient, results-driven technology teams. Paul has a Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing as well as an Executive Leadership Certificate from MIT Cambridge.  

Bruce Atle Karlsen - Chief Performance Office

Atle has 25 years of experience in international organisations leading large-scale operations in Asia, the US, Africa and Europe. He joined ABAX in 2016 and has led the Performance and Compliance section since. Atle has a Master of Development Economics from UEA as well as an MBA from Oslo School of Leadership Studies (BI).

Jens Nylander - CEO Automile

Jens Nylander is a serial entrepreneur with 17 years of experience founding and running three companies within the software and hardware space. Jens is the co-founder and CEO of Automile, a SaaS company acquired by ABAX in 2020 that specializes in IoT and fleet management solutions.  Before that, Jens founded two other companies in the music and accessory industries.