Jon has an MSc in Marine Coastal Development (Dept. of Biology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim). During his thesis work he spent 8 months at the Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute in Qingdao, China working on Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) with field work in Sanggou Bay, one of the world's largest areas of seaweed cultivation. Jon joined SES in 2010 and has held several positions including Marine Biology Manager and Business Development Manager and has worked hands on with research, technology development, product development and sales. In 2015 he took over the role as CEO of the company. Jon speaks Norwegian and English.