Pål has a BSc with honours in Finance and Marketing (University of Oregon, USA). Pål¹s 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. For 7 years he was Founder and President of a seafood company in Japan and for 5 years he was President of Stolt Sea Farm Asia Pacific in Singapore. In his youth he also gained invaluable hands-on experience in harvesting and sales of seaweed from Frøytang AS, a previously family owned seaweed operation in Norway. Pål started again with seaweed in 2006, when he founded SES. He was CEO until November 2014 and is now actively involved in the company as a director and consultant. Pål speaks Norwegian, English, Portuguese and Japanese.