Arne was born in Stavanger and has gained his oil-related experience through the consulting company Future Exploration AS, which he in 2003 took part in founding.
At that time he was responsible for finance, administration and management. When Skagen44 was founded Arne acted as Chairman during 2006, before undertaking the post of CEO. He has obtained extensive experience within political, educational and HR work. Arne has his leadership experience from the public sector, including the Stavanger University Hospital (SUH) and as CEO for The Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities (KS) in Rogaland.
Arne has a degree in administration and management as well as education and economics from the University of Oslo and Stavanger College and has been an intern at the ‘Norwegian Council for Management Development’.