Per has graduated from The Technical University of Norway as M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering in 1980 and served in various positions for Det Norske Veritas, Norwegian Petroleum Consultants and Exxon Mobil until 1990 when he joined Haldor Topsøe A/S. He has worked as process engineer and project manager for many of Haldor Topsøe’s technologies around the world and has been posted in Argentina, Bangladesh, Japan and China.
In 2002, he was appointed Head of Syngas Process Engineering, in 2006 Vice President for Technology and Engineering and in 2009 Vice President for New Technologies in the Technology Division before taking up the position as Managing Director for Haldor Topsøe’s Chinese operations in 2011. From November 2014, he was appointed Group Vice President for the Chemical Business Unit and from January 2016 appointed as Executive Vice President for the Chemical Business Unit. In May 2018, he once again took up the position as Managing Director for Haldor Topsøe’s Chinese operations in Beijing. In June 2019, when he returned from Beijing, he was appointed Executive Advisor to Haldor Topsøe A/S.