Healthcare >> CEO Interviews >> December 13, 2004


SVEIN W.F. LIEN is Chief Executive Officer of Axis-Shield Plc. He has an MBA, Master of General Business from the Norwegian School of Management, (Sivilokonom) Bl. From 1990 to 1993, he was Director of Teknoinvest, a Norwegian venture company whose shareholders were major shareholders in Axis. He became a Director of Axis in 1990 but stood down from the Board when appointed President of Axis in June 1993. He became Joint Managing Director of Axis-Shield Plc when the companies merged in May 1999 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in November 1999. Profile
TWST: What's gone on over the past year at Axis-Shield that investors

should focus on?

Mr. Lien: Quite a lot actually. We have two main areas of business in

Axis-Shield: our point-of-care