Bilde av Firi sin CFO Trang Hoang og CTO Johan Torås Halseth

Firi AS hires new CFO and CTO

28/05/2021

Firi AS has hired Trang Hoang (37) as Chief Financial Officer and Johan Torås Halseth (30) as Chief Technology Officer in Firi.

- It is with great pleasure that we can announce that we have strengthened the management of the company with two skilled new employees, says Øyvind Kvanes, COO of Firi.

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Trang Hoang goes from temporary to permanent Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Trang has worked as interim CFO and HR Manager (Human Resources) in Firi since January 2021, and will officially become CFO on 1 June. Trang has a bachelor's degree in auditing from Telemark University College, and with many years of experience from the finance and economics industry, she has the professional expertise Firi looks for in her CFO. Among other things, Trang has worked as an auditor for PwC, with auditing at the Employer Control in Grenland (now under the Tax Administration), and in recent years she has been a senior adviser for AIDER.

I look forward to continuing this journey with Firi. I have already experienced that the business has had an enormous growth in recent months, and it is incredibly exciting to be a part of it. We have no idea where this will take us, and I look forward to meeting new challenges in the FinTech industry

– Trang Hoang, CFO


Trang's background in finance, auditing and not least HR is very valuable in a rapidly growing FinTech company. She has already contributed very positively since she joined us in January, and we greatly appreciate that she has now chosen to be permanently employed as CFO of the company.

– Øyvind Kvanes, COO

Johan Torås Halseth into the role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Johan will take up the position of CTO on June 1, after four years in the San Francisco-based company Lightning Labs. As a Lightning Protocol Engineer, he has worked on the development of the company's Lightning Network implementation LND, as well as other projects. Lightning Network is a person-to-person transaction technology for scaling bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies using smart contracts.


Johan has a master's degree in Algorithms from the Department of Informatics at the University of Bergen, and after his studies has broad experience from software development for, among others, Google and Medallia.

I have been in this industry for a while, and now it's really fun to find the challenges I'm looking for in a Norwegian company. I look forward to helping to build the already solid platform for Firi even more robustly, scale up the technological operations, and contribute to the development of new products.

– Johan Torås Halseth, CTO

It is sad to think that I am now resigning as CTO in Firi after 4 years. But it is incredibly fun and reassuring that Johan joins us as the company's new CTO, as he will further strengthen our main focus on technology and product development. His experience with the development of Bitcoins Lightning Network is completely unique, and fits perfectly with the company's further goals and visions.

– Thuc Hoang, CEO

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