Meet our new CEO

As per October 1, 2023, Ulf Ritsvall is the new CEO of  NEXT Biometrics. You may recognize his name, as Ulf has already been our Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, here at NEXT since 2021. Prior to that, he was Senior Director and Head of Business Development at biometrics company Fingerprint Cards, where he played a crucial role in the company’s impressive growth journey.

Ambitious and hard-working, Ulf has more than 25 years of experience from both the telecom and biometrics industry. He gained his unique industry knowledge, experience from the Asian markets as well as a first-mover advantage while he was working for Swedish telecom giant Ericsson early on in his career, and for over 15 years. He holds a Bachelor of Art in electrical engineering from the University of Lund, Sweden.

Ulf is a passionate and energetic leader with a strong drive to always question the status quo and look for improvements. Equipped with a large portion of creativity, as well as strong technical, analytical and commercial skills, Ulf loves the challenge of finding unexpected solutions and keeping customers happy. When he is not working, he loves to travel, spend quality time with his family and enjoys the finer things in life, such as various sports, art and cultural activities.


About NEXT Biometrics

NEXT provides advanced fingerprint sensor technology that delivers uncompromised security and accuracy for the best possible user experience in the smart card, government ID, access control and notebook markets. The company’s patented NEXT Active Thermal™ principle allows the development of large, high quality fingerprint sensors in both rigid and flexible formats. NEXT Biometrics Group ASA ( is headquartered in Oslo, with sales, support and development operations in Seattle, Taipei, Bengaluru and Shanghai.


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NEXT Investor contact:

Ulf Ritsvall,
Eirik Underthun,

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