"Since the days of Mosaic in the early 1990s, Jon von Tetzchner has been working on web browsers. He’s one of the creators of Opera, the alternative browser that’s been a power-user favorite since 1995, and his new project, Vivaldi, is heading for its first stable release.
Born in Iceland, von Tetzchner went to college in Norway, and stayed on to work at Telenor, the country's national company. While there, he created a separate spin-off from Telenor with the aim of working on the browser full-time." Read more on NetworkWorld.