is a mechanical engineer and has a BBA in finance and management from the University of Texas, Austin.
He also has an Executive MBA from BI and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2011. He was a shipbroker in Seabrokers AS, Stavanger from 1990 to 1997 and then business developer in Eidesvik AS until 2003. From 2004 he has been employed by the supply base company NorSea Group AS where he from 2012's CEO.