Resqunit AB announces New Chief Financial Officer
Sandnes, February 28, 2022 - Resqunit AB (publ) (the "Company" or "Resqunit") (Nasdaq First North GM: RESQ) announced today that Stian A. Wathne will retire from the role of Chief Financial Officer on March 1. He will be replaced by Henning Johannessen, who has been the company's accountant and advisor since September 2021 and will assume the role of Chief Financial Officer on March 1.
Wathne joined the Company as a financial advisor in 2020 and assumed the formal role as CFO in 2021 and has played an instrumental role in the financial strategy and the process of listing the company on Nasdaq First North Growth Market. Helge Trettø Olsen, CEO of Resqunit AB said "Stian has been a great partner and has helped us through the venture stages in our company evolution. We thank him and wish him well".
Mr. Henning Johannessen graduated as a state-authorized auditor from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in 2002. He is also a certified accountant. Johannessen has long experience working as both auditor, accountant and CFO. He worked 11 years as an auditor with Deloitte (1997-2008), serving clients of different sizes and a large variety of industries. Then he served 9 years as CFO with Viking Fotball AS (2008-2017) in a period that was economically challenging for the company, and he participated in two capital increases. During this period, he was also acting CEO at two instances. From 2017 to 2022 he has been working as an accountant. The first four years with BDO and recently for a small local accounting firm Inforegn AS where he is part owner.
Johannessen said, "I am very excited to join such a great purpose-driven organization as RESQUNIT, and I look forward to becoming part of the family and partnering with Helge and the team to continue to grow the business."
Olsen added, "We are delighted to have someone with Henning's experience and knowledge joining us as CFO. I am very much looking forward to working with Henning to continue to drive RESQUNIT to be one of the leading providers of sustainable solutions for the fishing industry, and ocean data."
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Resqunit is an ocean tech company developing innovative equipment to disarm and retrieve lost fishing gear. Through sensor data collection and software, the company aims to increase knowledge about the oceans and increase catch predictability. Every year between 500 000 and 1 000 000 metric tons of fishing gear is lost at sea. A significant amount of this consists of plastic, which over time dissolves into microplastic particles and enters the food chain. Lost gear harms both the fishing, animal stocks and the environment. Resqunit AB (publ) was founded in 2021 as a parent holding company (listco) holding 100% of the shares in the Norwegian subsidiary Resqunit AS, founded in 2017.
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