M.Sc. in software engineering, applied mathematics and operational research from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, 1986. PhD in food traceability from University of Tromsoe, Norway, 2017. Has worked at Nofima since 1993, now senior scientist at department for industrial economics. Works with applications of ICT in the food industry, especially related to information logistics, traceability, authenticity, fraud, production management, simulation, sustainability and decision support systems. Serves as an adviser to FAO, EFSA, WWF, the EC, and several EU-funded projects on these subjects. Co-ordinator of the EU 5FP TraceFish project, the EU 7FP WhiteFish project, and several Nordic and national projects. WP leader in numerous national and international projects including EU 6FP TRACE, EU 7FP MareFrame and FoodIntegrity, and H2020 PrimeFish, ClimeFish, FarFish, and Authent-Net. Author or co-author of 3 European standards (CWAs), 2 ISO standards (ISO 12875 and 12877) and more than 15 peer-refereed scientific publications.