Management team

Øyvind Birkenes

CEO

Øyvind Birkenes is the Chief Executive Officer of Airthings. Birkenes brings over 20 years of industry experience, along with an overall passion for technology and innovation to create, plan and implement Airthings’ strategic direction and overall growth. Birkenes’ exceptional technical background earned him the title of CEO, where he is responsible for moving Airthings forward as the global leader in radon and Indoor Air Quality technology.

Previously, Birkenes held the role of General Manager for Low Power RF at Texas Instruments where he defined and executed the overall strategy to achieve the company’s growth and profitability targets. His combined experience and proven track record have positioned Birkenes as a top thought leader in the technology industry and Indoor Air Quality space.

Audhild Andersen Randa

COO

Audhild Randa is COO at Airthings and leads R&D and Operations teams. Prior to joining Airthings, she was VP Technology Europe at Circle K leading a team of 230 IT professionals across 10 countries. Prior to joining Circle K, she worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, with a focus on Marketing & Sales in Media, Telecom and Retail. Audhild is a Board member of Entur AS, a state-owned company that creates digital infrastructure for the public transport sector in Norway. She holds an M.Sc in Engineering Mathematics from the Norwegian University of Science & Technology (NTNU) and a B.A. in Russian Area Studies from the University of Oslo (UiO).

Magnus Bekkelund

Interim CFO

Magnus Navdal Bekkelund is Interim CFO of Airthings. He joined the company in June 2021 to serve as Interim CFO and later held the role of VP of Finance. Prior to Airthings, he was Director Group Accounting at TGS ASA and an auditor at EY. Bekkelund is a Certified Public Accountant from BI Norwegian School of Management.

Millie Paakkola

CMO

Millie Paakkola, CMO of Airthings is a seasoned marketeer who joined Airthings in 2021. Her background is in the Consumer Electronics and Sporting Goods industries and she has worked at the biggest industry names like Google, Samsung and Amer Sports. Previously at Airthings she has been the Global Marketing Director for Consumer products and will now lead both business-to-business and business-to-consumer marketing teams for Airthings. 

Anders Follerås

SVP Consumer Products

Anders Follerås is the Senior Vice President for Airthings for Consumer, where he drives business growth and oversees the global consumer operations. Prior to this position, he held the role of Vice President of Sales for EU & Asia for 5 years at Airthings where he expanded market presence and achieved revenue growth. With a career spanning almost 20 years, Anders has held key commercial roles in various global organizations, driving geographic expansion, growth and profitability.

Anita Øverbekk

Director of HR

Anita Øverbekk is Director of HR and believes that people are our key asset and diverse teams create magic together. Anita has over 20 years of HR experience in international corporations, like Oracle, CA Technologies, and Samsung as well as Norwegian Tech companies. She was the Nordic Senior HR Manager in Thomson Reuters before she joined Pexip in 2018. Her consultant experience in different tech companies during the past 5 years has given her extensive insight in how to develop companies and their people.

Investor relations contact

Magnus Bekkelund

Interim CFO

IR@airthings.com
Nora Perez

Press contact

press@airthings.com
Øyvind Birkenes

CEO

oyvind.birkenes@airthings.com