What career path did you envision for yourself when you were younger?
I come from a entrepreneurial background. First it was my father who was leading a family business, and then my mother was doing that too, so we discussed business and politics around the table at home. When I was very young, I wanted to be a boss when I grew up. At school, I did know I wanted to do something in business, or social economics or political science. Then after high school, I went to business school, first in Norway, and then in the US, at the University of Denver. I did a bachelors' degree in business administration and then an MBA in finance. In all, I spent nearly three years at university in the US.