Johansen André

André Johansen

Product Manager and Business Developer

Name:André Johansen
Date of birth:April 7, 1976
Phone:+47 909 44 908
More than 15 years of work experience has given me excellent skills in the areas of Entrepreneurship, Product Management, Business Development, Project Management and Business Strategy. I have worked with companies in various industry sectors: Internet, Mobile and Financial Services.


08.2016 - present


Business Developer, Digital transformation

Formuesforvaltning ( ) is the largest privately-owned wealth management firm in the Nordic area. The Company manages approximately NOK 55 billion on behalf of families, institutions and organizations.


My focus is the digital transformation of the finance industry.

2009 - 08.2016

VPS, The Norwegian Central Securities Depository

Product Manager For New Services

I created new attractive products and improved the existing product portfolio for investors. I followed new products through the development process; idea, specification, development, test, documentation and launch. I was also involved in business strategy.

2004 - 2008


Product Manager, Business Developer, IT Manager

StepStone was Europe’s leader in online career services and recruitment solutions. I started as a business developer and local IT Manager when EasyCruit was acquired in 2004. Later, I became the Scandinavian Product Manager in StepStone, with development departments in Düsseldorf and Brussels. (

2000 - 2004


IT Manager and Product Developer

I joined the small business start-up when it was launched in the summer of 2000. The website quickly became the leading service for part-time positions in Norway. Later we developed EasyCruit which became the leading provider of e-recruitment solutions. (


1995 - 2000

BI Sandvika, The Norwegian School of Management

I studied Business and Economics at The Norwegian School of Management in Sandvika, Norway.

Activities and Societies:
Head of Business Activities in the student union of 1999, head of the stock market interest group Børsgruppen Aktie in 1998 and journalist in the student newspaper INSIDE.

1992 - 1995

Kristelig Gymnasium

Examen Artium

Upper Secondary School in Oslo, Norway.


2007 - present

Mobizmag, Mobile Business Magazine

Co-founder, CTO, Webmaster

Mobizmag is a magazine (print/web/mobile) for the mobile business industry in Norway. I was the co-founder, and have been responsible for creating and managing four generations of the web site based on the content management systems Joomla and WordPress. (

2000 - 2006

Mobile Mind

Co-founder, CTO, Webmaster

I was the co-founder of the company and was responsible for both IT-management and web development. The company was sold in 2006 to SmartPhones Telecom, later acquired by Telenor. (

1999 - 2001

Founder and manager

In 1999, six students from The Norwegian School of Management started the concept Our vision was to create the leading website for students; a magazine, community and metamediary. The website was well received but was closed in 2001 as the dot com bubble collapsed and investors got scared.

My top personal qualities

My top personal qualities can be describes as:

  • Innovative, creative and resourceful
  • Results-oriented and solution focused
  • Analytical and structured
  • Reliable and conscientious
  • Strong personal commitment
  • Great technical understanding

Get the focus right

I prefer to begin with the end in mind. The main focus should be on expected results.

Agile development

I believe in the principles from the The Agile Manifesto:

  1. Customer satisfaction by rapid delivery of useful software
  2. Welcome changing requirements, even late in development
  3. Working software is delivered frequently (weeks rather than months)
  4. Close, daily cooperation between business people and developers
  5. Projects are built around motivated individuals, who should be trusted
  6. Face-to-face conversation is the best form of communication (co-location)
  7. Working software is the principal measure of progress
  8. Sustainable development, able to maintain a constant pace
  9. Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design
  10. Simplicity—the art of maximizing the amount of work not done—is essential
  11. Self-organizing teams
  12. Regular adaptation to changing circumstances

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