Meet The Cloud Insurance Team

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.

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.

Want to talk or get a demo of Cloud Insurance? Give us a call or drop us an email, we will be happy to meet!

Axel Sjøstedt

Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder
(+47) 922 01 161 / axel@cloudinsurance.io

Axel learned to operate a computer the same year he learned walking, and has a great interest in the role of technology in society. He wrote a lot of the Cloud Insurance code during our early days, but now he runs around and manages the business side of things instead. Axel holds an MsC degree from NHH Norwegian School of Economics and UC Berkeley, with a major in strategy and leadership. In addition, he has a BsC degree in Informatics from University of Oslo. In 2018, Axel was on the prestigious E24 Leadership Talent List, as well as being nominated as Founder of The Year in Nordic Startup Awards.

Håvard Landrø Nilsen

Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder
(+47) 975 26 108 / havard@cloudinsurance.io

Håvard is our technology architect, engineer and carpenter. He is usually “plugged in”, writing beautiful code. 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
(+47) 451 98 946 / heidi@cloudinsurance.io

Heidi has the bird-eye view on our product and service strategy, making sure we build stuff that delivers optimal value to both ourselves and our customers. She is also 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.

Susanne Hannestad

Executive Director
(+47) 901 12 875 / susanne@cloudinsurance.io

Susanne is the architect behind our global sales and scaling efforts. She is an experienced executive in the industries of Financial Service, Management & IT Consultancy, Insurance and Payments. She has held several EVP and SVP positions at Nordea, she was a board member at MasterCard Europe Advisory Board and the Chairman of Zwipe. Susanne is CEO of Fintech Mundi, specializing in scaling fintech companies in global markets.

Ragnar Bø

Chairman of the Board
(+47) 909 44 044 / ragnar@cloudinsurance.io

Ragnar is an experienced technology entrepreneur. He 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.

Daniel André Eikeland

Senior Developer
(+47) 476 08 079 / daniel@cloudinsurance.io

Daniel is an experienced full-stack developer with an extensive background in architecturing complex systems. Prior to joining Cloud Insurance, Daniel has worked as Senior Developer in edtech company Fronter and as Tech Lead in the leading open source consultancy in the Nordics, Redpill Linpro.

Sindre Haneset Nygård

Developer
(+47) 900 30 965 / sindre@cloudinsurance.io

Sindre joined Cloud Insurance in February. He is a full-stack developer, with a special place in his heart for the latest and greatest in DevOps and cloud infrastructure. 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.

Sigurd Rognhaugen

Interaction Designer
(+47) 948 58 833 / sigurd@cloudinsurance.io

Sigurd is a real aesthetic that cares deeply for great user experiences, mastering the art of getting complex stuff seem simple. His academic background is a combination of interaction design and programming, which makes him able to understand how the moving parts in the system relate to what the users see and feel.

Hanna Stålhammar

PR & Copywriting
(+47) 400 50 212 / hanna@cloudinsurance.io

Hanna is our PR & Communications Consultant. She is a self-proclaimed language nerd and is passionate about making tech more accessible. She has a B2B communications background and is currently doing a part-time master´s degree in Strategic Communications Management.

Daniel Williams Bengtsson

Digital Marketing Intern
(+47) 459 18 117 / danielwb@cloudinsurance.io

Daniel is our most recent acquisition. With one foot in analytics and a slightly larger one, set in copywriting, he will focus on creating content that inspires and introduces us to new clients. He is currently taking his bachelor’s degree in Creative Marketing Communication at Kristiania University College.

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