About us

The Cloud-team consists of young techies, ex-consultants and heavy hitters from the finance and insurance industry. We have an international mindset through previous experience in global companies in the tech, finance, insurance and consulting sector.

About us

The Cloud-team consists of young techies, ex-consultants and heavy hitters from the finance and insurance industry. We have an international mindset through previous experience in global companies in the tech, finance, insurance and consulting sector.

Axel Sjøstedt

Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder

He learned to operate a computer the same year he learned walking, and has a great interest in the role of technology in society.

Axel holds an MsC degree from NHH Norwegian School of Economics and UC Berkeley, with a major in strategy and management. In addition, he has a BsC degree in Informatics from University of Oslo.

In 2018, he was on the prestigious E24 Leadership Talent List, as well as being nominated as Founder of The Year in Nordic Startup Awards.

Håvard L. Nilsen

Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder

Håvard is both a computer geek and a finance major. Unsurprisingly, he enjoys working with insurance, statistics, quantitative analytics and machine learning.

In addition to his finance major, he holds a BsC degree in Informatics from University of Oslo.

Heidi Høgalmen

Chief Product Officer

She is also the architect behind our product development and delivery processes, juggling many of our internal and external projects.

Heidi holds an MsC degree from NHH Norwegian School of Economics and UC Berkeley, with a major in finance. Prior to joining Cloud Insurance, Heidi worked as a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group.

Tim Nguyen

VP Commercial Operations

He has an impressive track-record in IT Sales.

Prior to joining us, Tim held the position as VP Sales for Industry & Services at EVRY, the largest IT company in the Nordics. Having worked as Insurance Head of Sales in the same company, he knows the pain-points and opportunities in the industry.

Ragnar was an active partner in founding of the Scandinavian CRM software company SuperOffice, and he founded and owned Mandatum before the company was acquired by Software Innovation.

Most recently, he was CEO at Sonitor Technologies, and he holds board positions at several technology companies.

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Odd Arild Melig

Senior Developer

He has extensive experience from the transformation and digitalization of the Norwegian telecom industry. He was a co-founder of the telecom company One Call, and also has experience from other startups like EasyPark and The Viking Planet. He has subsequently worked in management positions in several telecom and technology companies.

Anja Basioli Kirkvik

Technical Project Manager

She is a wizard breaking down customer needs into something tangible, making sure we always deliver great quality on time.

Anja holds an M.Sc. in Business Analysis and Performance from NHH Norwegian School of Economics. Prior to joining Cloud, she worked as a Project Manager in Emerging Tech at EVRY Cognitive Services.

Sindre holds an Msc. in Computer Software Engineering from NTNU.

Prior to joining Cloud Insurance, Sindre worked as a Consultant at Capgemini, mainly in banking digitalization projects. He was also Lead Developer at Islero, a fintech startup acquired by Huddlestock in 2017.

He holds two MSc in Generalist Engineering and Computer Science.

Before joining Cloud Insurance his work as a software engineer has been diverse to say the least, ranging from 3D, VR and AR game development with Unity to Full Stack Development and DevOps engineering.

Bernt Roalkvam

User Experience Designer

His academic background combines informatics, interaction and graphic design.

This allows him to help our customers from the drawing board to finish line and have full overview from insights to aesthetics.

He has different diploma from BI and UIT. 

Before Uy joined Cloud Insurance, he worked for Gjensidige for 13 years with sales.

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Mariia Shvets

Digital Marketing Manager

She has an MSc in Management from Bradford & Kozminski universities.

Prior to joining Cloud Insurance, Mariia worked in several marketing agencies. She was both executing heavy marketing projects and giving strategy consultations.

 

Daniel W. Bengtsson

Digital Marketer

From copywriting to graphic design, he is always working on reaching new people and customers.

He has a BA in Creative Marketing Communication from Westerdals and UC Berkeley.

Kristine Wilhelmsen

Business Development Associate

She is currently studying at Norwegian School of Business in Oslo.

As our office dog, Willy holds many great tasks such scaring away ghosts and notifying us when we have visitors.

We saw the insurance industry struggling to innovate and companies held back by legacy systems, bad data and a long time to market. Our cloud-based software offers a solution that help insurers reach their business potential. We are one of the world’s 100 most innovative insurtech companies. Our headquarters are located at the magnificent House of Seafaring in Oslo, Norway, right in the middle of city centre.