Cand.Oecon (Master's in Economics), University of Oslo; studies at the Army Officer School, the BI Institute of Business Administration, the Norwegian Defence College and INSEAD, France. Ten years of experience in strategic management consulting. Also, positions in the EU Commission Services, Brussels, EFTA, Geneva, the Norwegian Ministry of Finance, the Norwegian Central Bureau of Statistics and the Norwegian defence forces. Former Partner/Senior Executive, Accenture Management Consulting. Since June 2008, CEO, Norwegian Shipowners' Association.