Oslo, Norway (April 6, 2021) – Kahoot!, the global learning platform company, today announced that Jostein Håvaldsrud has been appointed as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to strengthen the Kahoot! Group’s technology management team. In addition, Kahoot! announced that Trine Haaland Danjalsson will join Kahoot! Group as Corporate Legal Director to further strengthen the Kahoot! Group’s Legal and M&A activities.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Jostein and Trine to the Kahoot! Group. Both will join an already strong Kahoot! management and add extensive and relevant experience in key areas that will be really important to Kahoot!’s continued future growth and expansion. I’m looking forward to working with them both on Kahoot!’s mission to make learning awesome!” said Eilert Hanoa, CEO of the Kahoot! Group.
Jostein Håvaldsrud will manage and develop the group’s technology strategy across all units and teams.
He joins Kahoot! with more than 25 years of experience in the software industry as a developer, architect and manager of software development. In recent years Håvaldsrud has worked at the intersection of product strategy, M&A and product development.
Håvaldsrud will join the Kahoot! Group full time from June 1, 2021 and comes from the position as Product Director SMB in Visma Group. Håvaldsrud is based in Amsterdam.
Trine Haaland Danjalsson will join the Kahoot! Group as Corporate Legal Director to further strengthen the Kahoot! Group’s Legal and M&A activities.
Before Kahoot!, Haaland Danjalsson comes from her nine-year role in the M&A department with the Norwegian law firm Thommessen, where she worked with Norwegian and international clients across industries with mergers and acquisitions, corporate legal matters and capital markets transactions. She has been closely involved in all Kahoot! M&A and Equity Capital Markets transactions during the past four years.
Haaland Danjalsson will start full time in the Kahoot! Group from May 1, 2021. Danjalsson is based in Oslo.
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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, more than 250 million games have been played on the Kahoot! platform with 1.5 billion participating players in 200 countries. The Kahoot! family also includes award-winning DragonBox math learning apps, the Poio learn to read app, the Drops language learning apps, the Actimo employee engagement platform 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!