Neonode appoints former Precise Biometrics executive new CEO

February 13, 2018 - 

Optical interactive sensing technology company Neonode Inc. announced that it has appointed Håkan Persson as its new CEO, to lead it toward achieving profitable growth.

Persson was recently CEO of Precise Biometrics AB, and also previously worked for IBM, Scalado, Telelogic and Telia, in positions including CEO, Sales and Marketing Director, and Business Development Executive, according to the announcement. Persson takes over for current interim CEO and Board member Andreas Bunge effective April 1.

“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,” Persson comments. “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 another change to company leadership, Per Bystedt and Thomas Eriksson have resigned from Neonode’s Board of Directors, with co-founder Eriksson, who stepped down as CEO in December, continuing as a senior advisor supporting sales and development.

Persson resigned from Precise Biometrics in January, when the appointment of Stefan K Persson as incoming CEO was announced.

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