Pål has a BSc with honours in Finance and Marketing (University of Oregon, USA). Pål's working experiences are all related to the ocean - as a successful entrepreneur in the aquaculture business, and through involvement in various marine renewable energy projects in Europe. At age 22 he founded the first Norwegian seafood company to be established in Japan, and lived 7 years in Japan and 5 years in Singapore. In his youth he also gained invaluable hands-on experience in harvesting and sales of seaweed from a previously family owned seaweed operation in Norway. Pål started again with seaweed in 2006, when he founded Seaweed Energy Solutions. He was CEO until November 2014 and is now actively involved in the company as a director and consultant. Pål is based in Lisbon (Portugal) and speaks Norwegian, English, Portuguese and Japanese.