Vocational training school, graduate engineer, and Doctorate in Engineering
From the mechanical industry, foreman at a mechanical workshop. Process engineer for refineries, then approximately 30 years of national and international experience from the petroleum sector (Statoil and Amoco). 25 years as director in those fields with experience at nearly all phases of company development. Broad experience dealing with government authorities and organizational work, e.g. three years as foreman for the Norwegian Oil Industry Association (now Norwegian Oil and Gas Association). Representative for the oil companies on the executive board of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise. Led many steering committees and boards of directors, mostly within the petroleum sector. Experience ranging from upstream (production), midstream (pipe transport), processing (refineries), industrial marketing, and some shipping within the petroleum and gas sectors.
Business development, project development, production management, organization development and boards of directors.