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Peter Heuman


Peter Heuman is a proven industry leader with 15 years of international management executive experience. He started his carrier in the Benelux area as Sales & Marketing head for Tele2, which became one of EUs fastest growing Telecom companies. He later held the position as CEO of Swedish publicly listed media tech company Done Management & Systems AB and gained strong experience in the payment industry as Managing Director Mobile Financial Services at Ericsson, where he also held the role as VP Deputy Head of Business Unit Support Solutions. He has also for 4 years served on the board of directors of iConectiv, a U.S. based IT and operations technology company. Prior to joining NEXT Biometrics, he acted as Senior Advisor for several tech companies and European private equity firms.

Peter Heuman holds a Master of Science degree in Information Technology & Industrial Management from Chalmers University of Technology Gothenburg, Sweden, and has completed Executive Leadership education at Stanford University, U.S. He is a former professional cross-country skier and member of the Swedish National Ski team.

Eirik Underthun


Prior to becoming Acting Chief Financial Officer at NEXT Biometrics in February 2020, Eirik’s career included 16 years’ experience in finance and business controlling roles with SeaBird Exploration, Tele2 and Telenor. Eirik also spent 6 years as a strategy consultant and information technology business developer with Arkwright, Icon Medialab and Braathe-gruppen.

Eirik Underthun has extensive financial management and business controlling experience from the IT/Telecom industry including international assignments. Additionally, he has turnaround management, financial restructuring and cost management experience.

Eirik holds a Master of Business Administration from Cornell University and a Master of Science degree in Industrial Economics and Technology Management from the Norwegian University of Technology and Science.

Eirik is based in Oslo, Norway.

Håkan Persson

SVP Sales and Strategy

Håkan Persson is a business-driven leader whose key strength is to build and drive organizations in fast growing environments towards a shared vision and objectives. He is used to work in industries where the need for change and growth is constant and has successfully driven international expansion and organizational re-structuring projects.

Håkan Persson has broad management experience from the Information and Communications Technology industry and has a strong commercial background and experience from both start-ups and established operations. He has held positions as CEO, Vice President, Sales Director and Business development Executive at international companies such as Neonode Inc., Precise Biometrics, Scalado, IBM, Telelogic, AU-System/Teleca, Aspiro and Telia.

Håkan Persson holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Lund University, Sweden.