With effect from today, the Board of Directors will consist of the following persons:
- Andreas Hansson (chairperson)
- Christer Stefan Blom
- Lori Varner Wright
- Joanne Kuhn Bradford
- Akshay Naheta
- Sarah Blystad(employee representative)
- Alexander Remen (employee representative)
- Daria Golubeva (deputy employee representative)
- Patrik Jandusik (deputy employee representative)
Strong and experienced new Board of Directors
“We are thrilled that both Andreas and Akshay assume roles as chairperson and board member, respectively. We have developed a strong relationship with them both since SB Northstar became a major shareholder last year, now holding 15.9% of the shares in Kahoot!, and I am confident that the experience, insights and network Andreas and Akshay can contribute, alongside the rest of the Board, will be instrumental to Kahoot! in our next phase of growth. I want to thank Harald Arnet and Sindre Østgård, who have been invaluable to Kahoot!, in their capacity as chairperson and board member in Kahoot! They have represented all shareholders in a formidable way. We are also grateful that Harald has accepted to continue in his new role as chair of the nomination committee,” said Eilert Hanoa, CEO of Kahoot!
Following Kahoot!’s main listing on the Oslo Stock Exchange in March, the new Board will strengthen Kahoot! further. With Stefan Blom, Lori Wright and Joanne Bradford continuing as board members, together with Andreas Hansson and Akshay Naheta, we have established a Board with extensive international experience, as well as deep technology insight and an unparalleled network. Furthermore, the Board has been supplemented by two employee representatives with deputies, elected by and among the employees of Kahoot! ASA.”
“I’m excited to take on the role as chairperson of the Kahoot! Board. I am truly looking forward to representing Kahoot!´s shareholders and working with such an experienced and diverse Board.
Kahoot! has demonstrated impressive growth and has steadily carved a stronger position in the global learning market. We see that digital learning, whether virtual or physical, continues to increase in impact and importance globally, and I see great opportunities for Kahoot! going forward,” said Andreas Hansson, chairperson of the Kahoot! Board and Managing Director at SB Management (a wholly-owned subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp. and investment manager of SB Northstar).
Read more about the new Board on the Kahoot! leadership page.
This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.
For further information, please contact:
Eilert Hanoa, CEO
Phone: +47 928 32 905
Ken Østreng, CFO
Phone: +47 911 51 686
Kahoot! is on a mission to make learning awesome! We want to empower everyone, including children, students, and employees to unlock their full learning potential. Our learning platform makes it easy for any individual or corporation to create, share, and play learning games that drive compelling engagement. Launched in 2013, Kahoot!’s vision is to build the leading learning platform in the world. In the last 12 months, 279 million games have been played on the Kahoot! platform with 1.6 billion participating players in more than 200 countries. Kahoot! The family also includes award-winning DragonBox math learning apps, the Poio learn to read app, the Drops language learning apps, the Actimo and Motimate employee engagement and corporate platforms and Whiteboard.fi, the online whiteboard tool for all educators, teachers and classrooms. The Kahoot! Group is headquartered in Oslo, Norway with offices in the US, the UK, France, Finland, Estonia, Denmark and Spain. Let’s play!