Industry experts delivering optimal solutions
Our management team combines a focus on quality leadership with hands-on expertise in all our services. Members of the team each have more than a decade of experience as leaders in the pharmaceutical or CRO sectors. This experience is backed up by practical knowledge, giving our team a unique understanding of the challenges you face. Working together in close collaboration, we will drive the superior clinical outcomes that accelerate your product development.
Ola Gudmundsen has an MSc in human physiology and holds a PhD from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Oslo. Before founding LINK Medical, he served as Project Manager at Parexel and as a post-graduate fellow at the Department of Cell Biology, University of Oslo.
Tom Ivar Horvei
Tom Ivar specializes in business development and corporate strategy. He has over 20 years of experience in international business development and has worked in many countries, always in knowledge-driven businesses, and with advanced projects in and around the IT field. He has been a consultant advisor for LINK Medical since 2009, until taking the step of becoming CFO in 2018. As of September 2020, Tom Ivar is LINK Medical’s COO. Before joining LINK Medical, he worked within corporate management in the UK and Germany.
Executive Vice President Early Development
Marie joins LINK Medical with a background in senior management and board membership within the CRO industry for over two decades. She holds a degree in Clinical Research and has longstanding experience in clinical development and regulatory strategy within the field of oncology, advanced therapies, biologics and gene therapies. She also serves the European Commission in reviewing the progress of Horizon 2020-funded clinical trials as an external expert and monitor.
Executive Vice President Regulatory
Marianne is a Registered Nurse from Copenhagen and has more than 30 years of experience within clinical research, joining LINK Medical in 2011. For more than 10 years she worked in the pharmaceutical industry as CRA, Project Manager and Line Manager within various indications. For the last 19 years she has worked in CROs where she held the positions as Head of Clinical Research and General Manager respectively.
Executive Vice President QA & Compliance
Laila is a registered nurse and holds a PGCert in Quality Management in Scientific Research and Development from Cranfield University. With a solid background from both the pharmaceutical and CRO business over the last 30 years, she provides top-level expertise in clinical research and development. Her core competencies have been acquired through 20 years of experience in developing, structuring, optimizing and managing clinical quality systems.
VP Commercial Operations
Lena’s background is within pharmacology and biochemistry. She holds a degree in Pharmaceutical Bioscience and has a master’s degree in pharmaceutical science from Uppsala University. Lena has a long history and hands-on experience in line management and clinical development within the CRO industry. She has worked within Project Management, Clinical Research Associates & Monitoring of clinical trial and medical device trials. Today she is responsible for Sales and Strategic Business Development at LINK Medical and enjoys bringing the team together and supporting their individual goals to grow.
Vice President of Human Resources
Marte has over 25 years of experience from the pharmaceutical industry, within sales, marketing, and HR. She joined LINK Medical in 2019, after 9 years as HR Director in AbbVie. She is educated within HR and is a registered nurse. At LINK Medical, the focus is to establish HR at a strategic level, making sure that people processes are an integrated part of the daily business across the countries we operate within. The overall goal is to continuously attract, develop, and retain skilled employees, who deliver value and become strategic partners to key stakeholders and customers.
Vice President of Clinical Operations
Johanna holds a PhD in toxicology and has over 20 years’ experience within research and the CRO industry, working extensively within phase I-II studies and associated project management. Johanna has been part of the Uppsala team since in September 2015 with different management roles including Director of Project management. Prior to that, she transferred from Quintiles where she held the position of Director, Clinical Project Management. Today Johanna is the VP of Clinical Operations where she supports Nordic teams as an international leader.