Meet the Speakers

Børre Gjersvik

Chief Executive Officer Eqology

Børre Gjersvik has been Chief Executive Officer of Eqology since November 2014. Prior to this he was Director of International Business in Eqology since January 2014.

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Børre’s background is in finance, and he is a certified nutritionist with more than 13 year’s experience in the nutrition, cosmetics and skin care industry. Børre has also worked as Chief Executive Officer at Dermanor, been the director of the health department at Midelfart AS and was Senior Country Director at Herbalife for eight years.

Dr Med. Hogne Vik

Chief Product Developer Eqology

Dr Med. Hogne Vik is a physician and professor who has published more than 100 ­international scientific­ ­papers. He has a doctorate­ in birch ­allergy and has researched ­allergic reactions at Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen, Norway.

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He has filled management and product development posts with international companies in both dietary supplement and pharmaceutical sectors. He was also responsible for documenting well-known omega-3 products and participated in developing vitamin K2 as a dietary supplement.

Dr Vik has been chairman of the Norwegian Association of Herbal Manufacturers­ and Retailers and the Foundation for Norwegian­ Food Culture, and has served as managing director for the Norwegian food research institute Matforsk AS.

Felix Gottwald

3X Olympic Gold Medalist | Coach & Motivational Speaker

Felix is Austrian Nordic Combined athlete, three-time Olympic and World champion, possessor of the World Cup. He is also a winner of the most significant number of Olympic awards – 7 in the history of Nordic Combined. Today he is one of the most sought-after lecturers and trainers in Austria. Since completing his career in 2011, Felix has inspired more than 100,000 people with his lectures, seminars, training, and publications.

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Gottwald was involved in cross-country skiing competitions since 1994. He announced his sports career was completed in 2007 but returned for another season in 2009 to participate in the Vancouver Olympics. Sportsman obtained a gold Olympic medal and the title of Olympic champion at the Turin Olympics in the 7.5 km sprint race. Two more times he won gold medals in the national team of Austria in group competitions. Together with his organisation, Felix gained the title of World Champion 2003 and the World Cup the same year. Moreover, he won the Holmenkollen twice and received the Holmenkollen Medal in 2003.

Leif Kjetil Gjendemsjø

Executive Chairman Pharma Marine AS

Leif has worked in the fishing, fish processing and omega-3 industry his whole life. He is an entrepreneur who is always working to develop new and innovative premium quality products and delivery forms so that as many people as possible can get enough omega-3s. Sustainability and traceability are becoming more and more critical. This is something Leif Kjetil and Pharma Marine is passionate about, and it has led to the development of CodMarine, which is MSC certified and fully traceable.

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Leif Kjetil always wanted to change the paradigm in the Omega-3 industry – with an emphasis on environmentally respectful and flexible production, eco-friendly raw materials and new healthy marine ingredients. With a complete game-changing concept, Pharma Marine was created. Leif is passionate about caring for resources and believes that we should use everything that we get from nature. These values he inherited from his father. In Pharma Marine, the team continuously works to find new and convenient ways for consumers to take EPA and DHA by providing premium quality products.

All the Speakers

One of the most important reasons to join EQ European Convention 2019 in Amsterdam is our amazing speakers. We promise you that they will inspire and motivate you. Besides, we promise to offer valuable knowledge about our products and ingredients that will make you high confidence. We will also launch a new product and deliver other exciting news from Eqology. You really can not afford to miss this!

Børre Gjersvik

Chief Executive Officer Eqology

Dr Med. Hogne Vik

Chief Product Developer Eqology

Felix Gottwald

3X Olympic Gold Medalist | Coach & Motivational Speaker

Leif Kjetil Gjendemsjø

Executive Chairman Pharma Marine AS