Per Arne Jensen was Managing Director of Figgjo AS, a well known porcelain manufacturer, from 1999-2006. In Figgjo AS he worked with strategy and business development with emphasis on marketing, distribution, production efficiency and design. Per Arne Jensen was formerly Deputy Managing Director of the IT Company Computer Advances Group ASA (CAG) and there worked with strategy, acquisitions, the initial public offering and investor relations. He has an advanced business administration degree with finance and strategy from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration in Bergen, and an advanced engineering degree in IT/software development from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. Per Arne Jensen has been Chairman and board member in several industrial companies, the Norwegian Design Council and the Norwegian Centre for Design & Architecture.