Kolbjørn has a degree in Economics and IT. He has 26 years experience within the Norwegian and international E&P oil industry. His career started with Norwegian Contractors and moved on to Shell Norway. His international experience started as Project Leader in Shell International’s Research centre in the Netherlands, followed by a posting to Shell’s affiliate in Oman – PDO, as Head of Corporate Data Management Systems. On return to Norway he became head of the Data Management department of Shell Europe, then he was MD of Kadme, had his own consulting company Concepi and was IT Manager/CIO for E.ON Ruhrgas E&P.