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Magnus Sparrholm (Chairman of the Board of Directors)

Born: 1968
Nationality: Swedish
Position: Founder of Talkpool in 2000 and Chairman of the board of directors of headquarters Talkpool AG since September 2004. Board member in Talkpool Deutschland AG in Germany.
Other relevant experience: Holds a Master of Science in Engineering Physics from Lund University (Sweden) with master thesis in high energy particle physics at CERN (Switzerland). Lieutenant reservist as Captain of amphibious war ships at Marinens Krigshögskola/Kustjägarskolan (Sweden).
Independent of the Company and the senior management: No. Mr. Sparrholm is employed and working full-time for the Company.
Independent of major shareholders: No. Mr. Sparrholm is registered as permanent insider due to employment, largest shareholding and director status.

Erik Strömstedt (CEO of Talkpool AG since 2002)

Born: 1965
Position: CEO of TalkPool Group since 2005. Member of the board of directors of Talkpool Germany, Talkpool Botswana, Talkpool Kenya, Talkpool Tanzania, Talkpool Uganda and Talkpool Mexico.
Other current assignments: Not applicable.
Prior assignments (last five years): Member of the board of directors of Talkpool until 2016.
Other relevant experience: Mr. Strömstedt has several years of experience from different management positions in the ICT industry, in companies such as Ericsson AB and IBM. He holds a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management from Linköping Institute of Technology (Sweden).
Shareholding: Holding of 266,545 shares in Talkpool.

Stefan Lindgren (CTO)

Born: 1972
Position: Chairman of the board of directors of Talkpool Sweden since 2014. CTO in the Group.
Other current assignments: Owner of and Director in IT Talks Sweden AB and OnYield Inc Ltd as well as limited partner and Director in Unola Lund Kommanditbolag.
Prior assignments (last five years): Director in Ericsson AB until July 2015.
Other relevant experience: Mr. Lindgren has several years of experience in different management roles within Ericsson AB. He holds a Master of Science in Engineering Physics from Uppsala University (Sweden).
Independent of the Company and the senior management: No. Mr. Lindgren is CTO in the Group and owner of shares in Talkpool Sweden.
Independent of major shareholders: Yes.
Shareholding: Indirect holding of 100,000 shares in Talkpool through IT Talks Sweden AB and indirect holding of 560 shares (corresponding to 33% of the total number of shares and votes) in Talkpool Sweden through IT Talks Sweden AB.

Constantinus Schreuder (Board member)

Born: 1962
Position: Member of the board of directors of Talkpool since 2016.
Other current assignments: Director in Manning Project Services GmbH, member of the board of directors of Unispect BV and advisor to Tasc Towers (USA).
Prior assignments (last five years): Owner and Managing Director of Cejege BV. Managing Director in LCC International, Inc. and Stichting Theseus.
Other relevant experience: Mr. Schreuder has several years of experience as Executive in large companies, inter alia, Ericsson and Detron. He holds a Bachelors degree from the Technical Business School in Eindhoven (the Netherlands).
Independent of the Company and the senior management: Yes.
Independent of major shareholders: Yes.
Shareholding: Not applicable.

Dennis Rubner (Board Member)

Born: 1970
Position: Member of the board of directors of Talkpool since 2020.
Other current assignments: Since 2013 he is the co-founder at Mighty-Office in Bonn, a technology start-up specialized on location-based solutions for large corporations
Prior assignments (last five years): Not applicable
Other relevant experience: Previously Mr. Rubner was the CEO of a provider of B2B VoIP services in Switzerland, a role he took after working for Exigen Capital, a private equity investor with a focus on outsourcing and carve-out deals. Prior to that, he served as Chief Information Officer at UPC, a provider of telephone, internet and cable services. Dennis started his career as a management consultant, first at Accenture and later at Synpulse
Independent of the Company and the senior management: Yes
Independent of major shareholders: Yes
Shareholding: Not applicable

Oliver Guggenheim (Board Member)

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Position: Member of the board of directors of Talkpool since 2020.
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Jaap Groot (Board Member)

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Position: Member of the board of directors of Talkpool since 2020 (1 September)
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