Richard Carlsen is international business development executive with Vipps. Previously, Richard was Head of Product in Auka, a VC-backed Norwegian financial technology firm, since May 2016. Earlier Mr. Carlsen held various roles in both business development and consultancy services in Auka. Prior to his engagement at Auka, Richard was co-founder and CEO of Picklepick, a social media platform focused on peer-to-peer Q&A. Richard holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Technology Management from the Royal Institute of Technology from Stockholm, Sweden. Richard is Norwegian and currently lives in Oslo, Norway. Growing up a global citizen, Richard lived much of his life abroad in Sweden, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and the United States.