To Commence as New CEO April 1
Additional Changes to the Board of Directors
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – February 12, 2018 – Neonode Inc. (NASDAQ: NEON), the Optical Interactive Sensing Technology Company, today announced that Håkan Persson has been appointed as new CEO of Neonode. Håkan Persson will take over from Andreas Bunge, interim CEO and Board member, commencing April 1, 2018.
Håkan Persson has solid experience from leading positions in technology companies, and was recently CEO of Precise Biometrics AB, public company listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, active in secure identity authentication. Håkan Persson has also held leading positions as CEO, Sales & Marketing Director and Business Development Executive at technology and telecom companies such as IBM, Scalado, Telelogic and Telia.
Ulf Rosberg, Chairman of the Board, comments: “We are delighted to welcome Håkan Persson as new CEO. We believe that his solid experience from change leadership and driving sales in innovative technology companies will be instrumental for Neonode’s journey ahead. Neonode now has the technology, the resources and the capacity to secure execution of the strategy towards achieving profitable growth.”
Håkan Persson, appointed CEO, comments: “I am impressed with Neonode’s unique technology and strong relationships with a large number of high-profile customers, and delighted to take on the role as CEO. I believe my experience from leading roles in the tech sector will be value-adding in this phase of the company’s development, and I look forward to an exciting journey together with the talented team at Neonode.”
In addition, Per Bystedt and Thomas Eriksson have resigned from the Board of Directors. As previously communicated, Thomas Eriksson will remain as Senior Advisor to Neonode, supporting sales and development.
Neonode Inc. (NASDAQ:NEON) develops and licenses optical interactive sensing technologies. Neonode’s patented optical interactive sensing technology is developed for a wide range of devices like automotive systems, printers, PC devices, monitors, mobile phones, tablets and e-readers.
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