Opera Software Jon S. von Tetzchner
Chief Executive Officer
Opera Software

Opera Software

Jon S. von Tetzchner, along with colleague Geir Ivars°y, developed a Web browser while working for Norwegian Telecom Research (Telenor) in 1994. In 1995 they together founded Opera Software and launched their first browser to the public in 1996. Von Tetzchner is currently the CEO for Opera Software, and is a knowledgeable speaker on numerous topics including Opera as a company, its technology, operations, the marketplace and other industry-related subjects.

Von Tetzchner holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Oslo. Upon completing his education, he worked as a research scientist for Norwegian Telecom Research from 1991 to 1995. Von Tetzchner has received numerous honors and awards for his accomplishments through Opera Software. He was recently included in the Forum of Young Global Leaders for 2005 and listed as one of Business Week's Stars of Europe for 2004.