Get to Know the Polewall Team

Board of Directors

René Svendsen-Tune

René Svendsen-Tune Chairman of the board

René worked for Nokia Networks From 1993, where he held various management positions with increasing responsibility. In 2001, he was appointed global head of the entire customer organization across Nokia Networks. In 2006, René joined the software- and consultancy company Teleca as President and CEO. From 2012 to 2015, he was president, Europe and Latin America, and member of the executive management board in Nokia Networks. Currently René serves as CEO of GN Netcom

Carl Fredrik Lehland

Carl Fredrik Lehland Board Member

Former managing director of Nokia Switzerland and later general manager with global responsibilities. Lehland was an angel investor for SwissQual AG, a startup sold to Spirent Ltd for GBP 50 million. Lehland has been operating as an independent angel investor since 2005.

Torben Haase

Torben Haase Board Member

Formerly VP of Sales Management CO ELAT at Nokia Siemens Networks. Torben has 30 years of international management experience within the ICT sector, having previously worked with NSN, Cisco, Oracle, IBM and SAP.

Elisabet Hauge

Elisabet Hauge Board Member

Elisabet S. Hauge has been working with R&D for 18 years on behalf of ministries, directorates, organizations and the EU. Her research covers topics such as entrepreneurship, innovation, internationalisation, regional development and learning regions. Hauge holds a PhD in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from BI - Norwegian Business School, Nydalen. Her PhD experience is expanded by a post doc from the University of Agder finalized during the autumn 2017. Today she works as a senior analyst in the Nordic research company Oxford Research. She is Oxford Norway's international coordinator and responsible for corporate partnership and project development in the Nordic region and Europe.

Meet the team

Jan Eide

Jan Eide CEO & Founder

Holds a M.Sc in physics from NTNU in Norway. Eide started his career as a research scientist at Telenor, working with fiber optic communication systems. Funded by the US Pentagon, Eide served as CTO of High Density Devices before starting Polewall.

Adnan Visic

Adnan Visic CTO

Adnan Visic (M.Sc) started his career as a software and hardware designer at Ericsson. Visic succeeded Eide at High Density Devices where he successfully supervised a certification process with Norwegian Security Authorities and NATO. Visic is the designer of the award-winning Crypto Adapter

Dag Magne Vedå

Dag Magne Vedå Chief Hardware Architect

Dag Magne Vedå (M.Sc) is a contractor responsible for Polewall´s hardware electronics design. Vedå has spent more than ten years designing electronics for Hernis Scan Systems and Otrum. He handles all development phases from early planning to final testing of the end product.

Michael Gallagher

Michael Gallagher COO

Michael Gallagher holds a M.Sc in International Management and Strategy from the Univ. of Agder. Michael has worked for Polewall since completing an internship with them in 2011.

Per Olav Kroka

Per Olav Kroka Software Engineer

Per Olav has an electronics engineer degree from formerly Agder College (now University of Agder) with additional Cand. Mag. Previous employers over 17 years have been Ericsson, Ericsson Mobile Platforms, ST-Ericsson and Eltek.


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Why us?

  • Bright ideas

    Polewall is developing the latest technologies for quick and cost effective backhaul.

  • Industry Experience

    Polewall’s senior management is comprised of individuals with a strong background in the telecom industry.

  • Passionate work

    The team at Polewall is passionate about what we do, and we hope to create a better backhaul experience.

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