Our People

Executive Management Team

We employ over 250 smart and determined people worldwide. Our team represents some of the most experienced professionals in the visual communications industry.

Odd Sverre Østlie

Odd Sverre Østlie

President / Chief Executive Officer, Oslo, Norway

Odd Sverre (OS) is President/CEO of Viju. He is responsible for developing the overall strategy and vision for Viju, and is accountable for the day-to-day operations and management decisions. OS joined Viju in January 2014.

Previously, he was General Manager/Senior Director Video and Conferencing, Advanced Services Collaboration at Cisco. Prior to working at Cisco/TANDBERG, he worked at Microsoft and McKinsey and Company. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Industrial Economics and Technology Management from NTNU (The Norwegian University of Science and Technology).

OS was born in Kenya and has lived in Malaysia, UK and USA. He is now based in Oslo.

When OS is not working tirelessly towards Viju’s mission, ‘make people better together’, he likes to spend his downtime with his wife and two kids. He also plays various racket sports and is a keen runner. Whenever possible, he enjoys travelling with his family and friends exploring new places.

Andy Evans

Managing Director – UK, London, UK

Andy is Managing Director of Viju in the UK. He is responsible for directing all aspects of the company’s operations within the UK. Andy joined Viju in October 2012.

Previously, he was UK Commercial Sales Manager at Cisco. Prior to working at Cisco/TANDBERG, he worked at Orange Business Services and Logical Networks, now Logicalis. Andy has 31 years’ experience in the IT sector with a background in electrical engineering, telephony, project management and sales management.

Andy lives in West Berkshire with his wife Kim, four ‘twenty-something’ sons, three of which still live at home and Ginger the cat.

Andy is a huge Rugby fan, unfortunately he no longer plays, but is actively involved in developing the local rugby club facilities and managing the senior 1st XV. His other passions include travelling, cooking and skiing as often as possible.

Andy Evans
James de Poortere

James de Poortere

CEO – USA, New Jersey, USA

James (Jim) is CEO of Viju in the USA. He is responsible for directing all aspects of the company’s operations within the USA. Jim joined Viju in May 2005.

Jim has more than 20 years’ experience in the audio visual and video collaboration industry, where he has held a number of senior management positions.

Jim is a father of three and lives in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.

Jim and his wife Christine enjoy spending time at the New Jersey shore. He also coaches basketball, restores classic Mustangs and is a founder and pipe major of The Guard Pipes and Drums.

+1-973-585-3001 | jdp@vijugroup.com

Michael See

Managing Director – Singapore, Singapore

Michael is Managing Director of Viju in Singapore. He is responsible for directing all aspects of the company’s operations within Singapore and Malaysia. Michael joined Viju in August 2008.

Prior to joining Viju, Michael held several sales management positions with Dell, CSA and CVSI.

Michael loves to travel and learn about different cultures of people and society. He believes that by understanding them, he can build trusted and long lasting relationships be it business or personal. He speaks three languages and three dialects. He strongly believes in the technology of video communications that draws people better together and shortens the distance between love ones and friends in various part of the world.

Michael See
Roger Weibell

Roger Weibell

Chief Financial Officer / CFO, Stavanger, Norway

Roger is CFO of Viju, with overall responsibility for finance and administration. Roger joined Viju in May 2013.

Prior to joining Viju, Roger worked at KPMG for 10 years, where he held a number of management positions including Senior Manager – Transaction Services. He holds an MSc in International Accounting and Finance from London School of Economics, a Master in Audit and Accounting at BI Norwegian School of Management, a BA in Business Management from Newcastle University and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales.

Roger lives in Stavanger, Norway and his hobbies include travelling, cycling and music.

Georg Thingbø

Chief Technology Officer / CTO, Stavanger, Norway

Georg is CTO of Viju, with overall responsibility for product development and the technology strategy. Georg joined Viju in October 2008.

Prior to joining Viju, Georg was Global Product and Service Manager for Telepresence at Schlumberger. Georg has 18 years’ industry experience and has a number of technology certifications.

Georg lives in Stavanger and fuels his passion for technology in his spare time with home cinema and home automation.

Georg Thingbø
Knut Bentzen

Knut Bentzen

Chief Commercial Officer / CCO, Stavanger, Norway

Knut is the CCO of Viju, responsible for commercial strategy, including sales, marketing and product development. Knut joined Viju in April 2008.

Previously, he was Technical Director at Lawson Software Norway, and prior to that he has more than 15 years’ experience in sales & solution development, working for both start-ups and corporate organisations, including Sun Microsystems / Skrivervik Data and Xerox. He holds a degree in Computer Science & Finance from Stavanger Business School.

Knut lives in Stavanger, but spend a lot of time in Viju’s various locations around the world. He is passionate about the user experience for people who work and collaborate across the borders of distance and profession. Pursuing his careers, first in windsurfing, then in technology, he has lived in Spain, Hawaii, Australia, Hong Kong and Silicon Valley. When he isn’t working, you’re likely to find him outdoors near water or snow, preferably with his wife and their two grown-up sons.

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