Board of directors & Investors Unicus Board & Investors

Ørjan Hernes, Chairman of the Board

Ørjan Hernes has many years of experience in the IT industry as a leader and investor. Ørjan is educated MSc from the Norwegian Technical Science University.

Erik Theodor Jakobsen, Boardmember

Erik Th. Jakobsen is an investment professional at Ferd Capital. Ferd is a family owned Norwegian industrial and financial group, and Ferd Capital is Ferd’s long-term active ownership division in private and listed companies.

Erik has experience from active ownership and financial and strategic analysis within several industries and is a board observer in Mestergruppen and Mnemonic, two of the larger companies in Ferd’s portfolio. Erik also has consulting experience from EY (Ernst & Young) both in Oslo and London.

Erik is a graduate economist from BI in Oslo with an exchange stay at the IE Business School in Madrid.

Anne Holm Rannaleet, Boardmember

Anne Holm Rannaleet is part of the team that built Industri Kapital, today called IK Investment Partners (“IK”), a leading European Private Equity company. She currently serves as Senior Advisor, Public Affairs to IK and is part of IK’s Industrial Network. In addition, Anne is actively involved in IKARE Ltd, which is engaged in philanthropic venture capital organization (venture philanthropy organization).

Anne has previously served on the EVPA (European Venture Philanthropy Association) Board, and represented Mid-Market and the Nordic Region in the European Investment Funds Invest Europe’s Public Affairs Executive, ie the group representing the entire European VC and PE industry vis-à-vis decision makers in the EU. Anne is also a member of Invest Europe’s Responsible Investment Roundtable.

Anne is educated in International Economics from Uppsala University.

Lars Johansson-Kjellerød, Boardmember & Founder of Unicus

Lars Johansson-Kjellerød is the founder of Unicus and works in Unicus Holding as a business developer.

Lars has an MSc degree from the University of Karlstad, several years of experience in finance.


Espen Daae, Board Observer

Espen Daae is a business developer at Ferd Social Entrepreneurs. Unicus is one of Ferd’s social entrepreneurs. Ferd is a family owned Norwegian industrial and financial group.

Espen has long experience in business development, venture and consultancy in renewable energy and biotechnology, and from corporate finance and business development in London.

Espen is educated MSc from University of Surrey and MBA from INSEAD.


Ferd is an important partner and investor in Unicus. Ferd is a family-owned Norwegian investment company focusing on value-creating ownership in companies and financial investments. In addition to the commercial operations, Ferd has a strong commitment to social entrepreneurship and is one of the pioneers within the Nordic Social Impact Investment environment.

Ferd is owned by Johan H. Andresen with family.