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MBA, Graduate School of Economics and Business Administration, Copenhagen (1963); San José University (1964)
President and CEO of Norcem (1973-1987); after merger of Norcem and Aker in 1987, President and CEO (1987-1989); Chairman of the Board of Aker SA (1989-1996); Chairman of the Boards of Den Norske Bank (1995-2000) and of Norwegian Trade Council (1995-2000); partner of Norscan Partners AS
Athletics, football, tennis, swimming, skiing
Chairman, President and CEO of the Lillehammer 1994 Olympic Organising Committee (LOOC) (1989-1994); Chairman, President and CEO of Lillehammer 1994 Paralympics (1990-1994); member of the Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports (1994-)
Member of the Executive Board (2003-2011); Chair of the following Commissions: Marketing (2001-2014), Evaluation for the XXI Olympic Winter Games in 2010 in Vancouver (2002-2003); Vice-Chair (2005-2010), Chair (2010-2014), then member (2014-2015) of the Olympic Philately, Numismatic and Memorabilia Commission; member of the following Commissions: Coordination for the XVIII Olympic Winter Games in 1998 in Nagano (1995-1998), Coordination for the XIX Olympic Winter Games in 2002 in Salt Lake City (1996-2002), Sport and Environment (1996-2001), “IOC 2000” (1999), Coordination for the XX Olympic Winter Games in Turin in 2006 (2000-2006), TV Rights and New Media (2002-2014), Marketing (2014-), Olympic Programme (2015-); Member of the Audit Committee (2014-)