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Our team combines more than 130 years of engineering experience. Our management team includes several successful entrepreneurs with proven experience in building great companies. Our commercial team has a long experience in business development, operations and technical sales which will help us explore and realise new business opportunities and enter successful partnerships around the Friend OS, making it into a thriving ecosystem.

Hogne Titlestad

Founder / CEO

Visionary programmer. Has developed numerous amazing projects and invented Friend OS.

Jolanda Engelvaart

CFO / Chairman

Accounting & Finance professional with more than 10 years experience.

Barry Kirk

Partner, Business Advisor

Senior experienced entrepreneur with over 40years in legacy software. with passion for solving challenges.

Fritz Fjellaker

Partner, Art Director

Years of experience within art, advertisment and communication. With passion for life.

David Pleasance

VP / Brand Ambassador

Highly experienced sales & marketing veteran on an international level. Past; Head of Commodore UK.

Dan Wood

Media Manager – Europe/UK

Experienced Broadcaster and Communicator. Translates technology into something everybody understands.

Espen Olsen

Software Engineer

Engineering career started with LEGO. Amiga500 was his first computer. Main developer of Friend Chat.

Paweł Stefański

Software Engineer

Early into computer technology. Past; Schneider Electric, Airbus, ING. Main developer of Friend Core.

Torbjørn Rott

Project manager

Experienced systems architect and entrepreneur. With passion for the simple life and family.

Andreas C. Atakan

Software engineer

Full-stack developer. Author of NapkinGIS.

Chris Andre Strømland

Software Engineer

Experienced web developer with a passion for decentralized systems. Creator of Friend Community.

Ioana Berbec

Software Tester

Ioana has broad experience with software testing and is responsible for testing and documentation.


Our core team enjoys the great support of capable advisors with a broad range of expertise and experience.

Colin Proudfoot

Financial Advisor

Successful executive with multi billion companies and startups. Over 30 years in high tech.

Anneke Leigh

Business Advisor

Experienced executive leader, known for ‘getting stuff done’; passion for mentoring people.

Liat Perlman

Business Advisor

Sales and alliance leader. Builds ecosystems that deliver revenue, seats, influence and brand.

Mikko Terho

CTO Mobile Software and Site Manager Finland R&D, Huawei

Global responsibility for Huawei mobile OS strategies and widely considered and exceptional visionary

Owen Barnes

Blockchain Advisor

Loves to create beautiful products that surprise and delight. Main skill is seeing how something *should* work.

Eric Egnet

Executive Advisor / CIO

Seasoned executive, business strategist, senior technologist, and blockchain leader.

Mark Turrell

WEF advisor on Blockchain

Expert in strategy and business planning, With more than 10 years experience in the sector.

Jens Guthe

Partner at GK Banking Partners

Senior banker, consultant & manager with over 30 years of International and banking experience.

Pekka Abrahamsson

Professor of Information Systems at University of Jyväskylä

Alexander Bakos Leirvåg

Innovator at Grid Labs / Norwegian Ethereum pioneer

Passionate about data science and enjoy the challenge of getting value out of data.

Christoffer Herheim

Business advisor

Business professional, previously Senior Advisor at Equatex global for corporate finance & development.

David Levy

Communications advisor

David is a veteran digital and high-tech marketer with a depth of experience from journalism, consumer digital advertising, market intelligence and direct response.

Nathan Scrivens


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