MilDef Advisory Board

The MilDef Advisory Board was formed in January 2021 to provide military focused support and guidance to ensure that MilDef aligns its strategies and product offerings with its most valuable markets. The board consists of retired 2 and 3 Star Officers based in the Nordics and USA.

Major General
Berndt Grundevik
Sweden

Major General (retd) Berndt Grundevik has served at various leadership levels in the Swedish Armed Forces for more than 40 years. He retired in November 2017. Berndt Grundevik was Chief of the Swedish Army from 2007 to 2012 and in addition has experience from international service in Israel, Cyprus, Kosovo and South Korea. Today he works as Senior Advisor in a number of defense focused companies as well as being a member of the Board of Directors for MilDef Group since 2018. He was awarded the Legion of Merit (Commander)/USA and Order of National Security Merit/South Korea and is a Member of The Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences.

Major General
Odin Johannessen
Norway

Major General Odin Johannessen (retd) was Chief of the Norwegian Army when he retired in 2019. His service record includes Director Operations in the Norwegian Defence Staff, Commander Brigade North and Telemark Battalion and Commandant at The Norwegian Military Academy in Oslo. He has served in NATO operations in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Afghanistan. Odin Johannessen is now director of The Norwegian Business and Industry Security Council, and serves the Norwegian business sector in an advisory capacity on matters relating to industrial espionage, sabotage, terrorism, organized crime, fraud, corruption, digital threats and more.

Major General
Agner Rokos
Denmark

Major General (retd) Agner Rokos left the Danish Armed Forces in 2018. His 40 years in uniform have seen him serve in multiple command and staff positions, army and joint, national and international, including extensive experience from UN, NATO, and Coalition Operations as well as International Arms Control. He has commanded at all levels from platoon to Chief of the Danish Army.

Lieutenant General
Arto Räty
Finland

Lieutenant General (retd) Arto Räty has worked as Permanent Secretary at the MOD from 2011 to 2015. His last assignment in the Finnish Defence Forces was Deputy Chief of Staff Operations in Defence Command. He previously served as the Chief of Staff Army HQ, Director of the National Defence Policy Unit in the MOD, Commander of Pori Brigade and in various positions within Finnish Defence Forces.  He has also served  as Finnish Liaison Officer at NATO HQ and PCC SHAPE in Brussels in 1994-1997. Arto Räty was the Chairman of the Finland’s Security Committee in 2011-2015 and a member  of the Emergency Supply Council.

Major General
Lee Price
United States

Major General (retd) N. Lee S. Price retired from the U.S. Army in 2014 after over 38 years in uniform. She served in numerous positions focused largely on communications, acquisition, networks, information technology, and cyber. General Price has substantial experience in Joint, Coalition, and Special Operations. She has master’s degrees from the University of Arizona (Management Information Systems), the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (National Resource Strategy), and the University of Alabama (Communications/Organizational Leadership). She serves on several Director and Advisory boards.