Geir Olsen served as chief executive officer, PRA Group Europe until January 29, 2016, at which time he became a member of the Company's board of directors. He joined PRA in 2014 from Aktiv Kapital, a leader in acquiring and servicing non-performing consumer debt throughout Europe and Canada, where he was chief executive officer and a board member since 2011. Prior to Aktiv Kapital, Olsen held various leadership roles in sales, marketing and strategy with Cisco Systems and Tandberg, a Norwegian company that Cisco acquired in 2010. He also advised financial services and technology companies as a consultant at McKinsey & Company for five years prior to joining Tandberg. Currently, Olsen is a partner at Ubon Partners, an investment company focused on early stage companies in technology and financial services that he cofounded in 2013, and is Chairman of Avida Finans, a consumer and small and medium enterprises (SME) credit provider in the Nordic region. He previously served on the board of Acano Ltd, a technology company based in the U.K., prior to its acquisition by Cisco. Olsen holds a master’s degree from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration.