MyDefence Communication announces CEO succession

MyDefence drone detection and mitigation

1 May - 2019

Founder and CEO of MyDefence Communication, Christian Steinø, is stepping down as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and is succeeded by Dan Hermansen, the current Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of MyDefence Communication. Christian Steinø will transition from his current role as CEO to member of the Board of Directors.

Christian Steinø founded MyDefence 10 years ago and has since been the CEO of the company. MyDefence has since its inception grown into a group of companies with several business areas, covering innovative high-tech defense and security solutions. In an effort to embrace a more strategic role on several fronts, Christian Steinø has decided to step down as CEO of MyDefence Communication and instead assume the role of board member at the Board of Directors and focus on new business areas within the MyDefence Group.

It has been very stimulating to see how an idea sketched on a piece of paper has evolved into a successful business. I am proud of our achievements, and I look forward to continuing to serve on the Board of Directors. My day-to-day activities, however, will now be focused on other aspects of the MyDefence Group, which require my attention. How and what that is will be announced October 1 during DEFSEC in Canada,” says Christian Steinø.

CTO and partner, Dan Hermansen, will assume the role as CEO of MyDefence Communication. Dan Hermansen has a profound insight into the Counter UAS technology and a solid understanding of the global Counter UAS market.

❝ MyDefence Communication has spent the first half of a decade on building a solid technological and commercial foundation as a noticeable actor on the Counter UAS market, delivering highly innovative solutions to an evolving threat. In my role as CTO, I have had the pleasure to work directly with some of the most interesting, challenging and demanding customers in the market, which have provided a unique insight into the customers’ requirements,” says Dan Hermansen.

“I am humbled and privileged to lead MyDefence to the next level, where we will increase our direct cooperation activities with customers and with our strategic OEM partners, to increase their technological advantage in the Counter UAS market in years to come,” says Dan Hermansen.

The succession of CEO will formally take effect on May 1, 2019.

About MyDefence Communication

MyDefence is founded by military officers with insight into military operations and advanced radio technology. We are specialized in developing sensors and effectors for military customers to mitigate the threat of malicious drones.

MyDefence protects those who protect us. Our combat proven products provide end-users with state-of-the-art technology for enhanced protection and situational awareness on the battlefield. By listening to our end-users and combining their learning with our technology, we are producing innovative and versatile Counter UAS solutions for any type of mission.

More Information

Read the official press release here.