Rolf is a disruptive innovator by trade and by practice and is a long-standing, recognized pioneer of Internet access, Domain name registrar and Web Hosting services in Europe and Scandinavia. He has founded multiple technology businesses in a multitude of innovative spaces, which include Web Conferencing, Web Hosting, Mobile Applications, ISPs and VoIP.
Trained in Computer Science and Business Informatics, he has held roles for several major and publicly traded technology companies such as Telia Internet, the Internet group of the largest Swedish Telecoms company, as well as NetConnect Systems, a business he built from a handful of people to the dominant European web-conferencing business. Rolf has experience from more than 10 M&As and 2 IPOs with companies he founded.
Rolf´s many startups are always timed to take advantage of a major technological and industrial shift. In 1998, he founded Active ISP, a pan European registrar that was the first of it´s kind to fully automate domain name registration and web hosting. RiksNett, the second ISP he built in 1995, became the largest competitive ISP to the Norwegian Telco incumbent.
Rolf has 25 years of experience in the domain space and is currently CEO of the .GLOBAL registry. GLOBAL is the only business generic to be widely recognized as the best choice for business expansion and digital brand building.