Meet the team: The faces behind Nordic Brain Tech

about us

Based in Oslo, Norway, our main focus is brain health. With expertise in compliance, data engineering, design, user experience, and business development.

Our co-founders are Norway's leading headache experts with wide international support. We have competence within neurology, neuropsychology, biofeedback, robotics and data science.

Our team

Photo of Cathrine Ro Heuch

Cathrine Ro Heuch

CEO and co-founder

Cathrine is the CEO in Nordic Brain Tech. She holds a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology and a Master's degree in Entrepreneurship, from NTNU. As an entrepreneur Cathrine has worked in NTNU Technology Transfer Office with commercialisation of research to the industry, worked in a startup in San Francisco and entrepreneurship courses from UC Berkeley.

Marcus Engebretsen

Marcus Engebretsen

CTO and co-founder

Marcus is the CTO in Nordic Brain Tech and holds a Master of Science in Cybernetics and a Bachelor's degree in Statistics, from NTNU. Being a software developer, Marcus knows how to program robots and complex systems. He has previous experience in building driver-less cars, experience from Nordic Semiconductor and DNV GL.

Photo of Stefan Borg

Stefan Borg

Developer and co-founder

Stefan is the AI-lead in Nordic Brain Tech, holding a Master of Science in Computer Science from NTNU, University of Washington, and Hawai'i Pacific University. He is specialized in artificial intelligence with experience from building intelligent systems for prediction and reasoning. He has experience from SINTEF Digital, DNV GL, and Schlumberger.

Photo of Jenny Nesje

Jenny Nesje

Quality Manager

Jenny is responsible for Quality Assurance and Regulatory affairs. She holds a Master of Science in Biotechnology from The Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Jenny has experience working with microbiology Quality Control in Fresenius Kabi where she was responsible during audits/inspections from international governments and clients.

Photo of Petter Holmboe

Petter Holmboe

Design Lead

Petter holds a Master of Science in Industrial Design from NTNU and brings valuable expertise in UX and Service Design. With four years of prior consulting experience, he is dedicated to ensuring user needs are met and experiences with our products and services remain consistently positive at across different products, services and touch points.

Photo of Athul Mitrand

Athul Mitran

Senior engineer

Athul Mithran is a computer scientist with a Master's degree in Computer Applications. He has worked in India before moving to Norway. As a scientific engineer, Athul has several years of experience in European Union/National research projects and the industry, mainly working in Full stack web and mobile applications. He previously worked as a senior engineer in UiT The Arctic university of Norway, Tromsø and has worked as an assistant professor in Cochin University of Science and Technology.

Photo of Cecilie Kingston

Cecilie Kingston

Medical Intern

Cecilie a part-time medical advisor in Nordic Brain Tech. She has recently completed her medical studies at UiO and is currently working as a medical doctor at Ullevål Universitetssykehus. At Nordic Brain Tech she works with regulatory affairs within clinical trials, and collaborates closely with patients and healthcare professionals to develop tailored solutions that address their individual needs.

Åse Neverlien

Software Developer

Åse works as a part-time software developer in Nordic Brain Tech. As a software developer she has several years of experience with both software and DevOps projects. Åse holds a Master of Science in Cybernetics and Robotics from NTNU, where she specialized in autonomous systems and artificial intelligence. She has experience from SINTEF, Sopra Steria, DNV and Telenor.


Photo of Erling Tronvik

Erling Tronvik

Senior Medical Advisor

Erling is Professor of neurology and consultant neurologist at NTNU and St. Olavs University Hospital. Tronvik has over 20 years of experience in neurology, is the head of the National Advisory Unit on Headaches in Norway and keeps close contact and collaboration with leading national and international headache researchers. Erling is the co-inventor of a minimally invasive surgical device for treatment of rare and highly debilitating headache syndromes, a CE-marked product.

Photo of Anker Stubberud

Anker Stubberud

Senior Medical Advisor and co-founder

Anker is MD and PhD in neurology from NTNU and St. Olavs Hospital. His main expertise is the application of biofeedback on migraines and machine learning in neurology from his close collaboration with University College London (UCL). Anker has been the main responsible for conducting clinical investigation on our biofeedback treatment in collaboration with international migraine experts.

Photo of Alexander Olsen

Alexander Olsen

Senior Medical Advisor

Alexander is Associate Professor of clinical neuropsychology at NTNU and St. Olavs Hospital. He has a long track record of both clinical and academic research and teaching in neuropsychology. He is also Head of the Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory and leader of the worldwide ENIGMA Adult msTBI working group. Among his research interests are the use of biofeedback and neurofeedback, and treatment of long-term symptoms, such as headache, following traumatic brain injury.


Photo of Pål Falck

Pål Falck

Chair of the Board

Pål Falck is Board Member in Nordic Brain Tech responsible for Investor Relations. Falck is a pharmacist and has a PhD in pharmacokinetics within Clinical Nephrology and is currently Chief Business Officer in Oncorena AB. He has broad experience within the field of life science from Pfizer, AstraZeneca and as a Healthcare Equity Research Analyst at Arctic Securities.

Photo of Cathy

Cathrine Capdeville


Catherine (Cathy) Capdeville has vast experience from the medical device industry working internationally in global companies such as Medtronic. From her role as a Head of Healthcare Industry in Innovation Norway, she was in charge of export strategy, national industry development and helped hundreds of health tech startups on global commercialization. Cathy is currently Director of Public Affairs in Melanor, educated nurse and has an MBA from IESE Business School.

Director of the Board

Kristian Ikast

Director & investor

Kristian Ikast has two decades of executive international experience. With leadership experience from close to 50 different countries and more than 5 years of experience as board chair/member for both listed and non-listed companies. Experience from IPO, several M&As, turnarounds and scaling process both national and international. His current role as the Chief Executive Officer of Codelab Capital (former PatientSky Group) brings vast experience in eHealth into the Board of Nordic Brain Tech. He joined the Board of Nordic Brain Tech in 2023.