Magne is today employed at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) where he is an associated professor and responsible for the master study, Management of Demanding Marine Operations. He is a part-time employee with Mimir consulting in an advisory capacity.

Magne has an in depth knowledge of risk-, issues- and crisis management, psychology, insurance and applied mathematics/statistics both from a research perspective, as well as from in excess of 35 years of working experience, internationally and domestically, within high-tech., insurance/economy, public administration and research/teaching. He has published more than 45 scientific papers/textbooks/popular science articles.

He has extensive experience acting in the capacity as board member and chairman of the board of both own and other companies. E.g.; the Microgravity Programme Board, the Manned Space Programme Board and the European Utilisation Board of the International Space Station (for the European Space Agency ESA), member of the board of the European Cooperation for Space Standardization, member of the board of the Airports Council International, Chairman of the board of Ålesund Knowledge Park (Norway), Chairman of the steering committee of the Norwegian Centre of Expertise – Maritime, President of the Norwegian Association of Statisticians.

Furthermore, he has for a long time engaged himself with international humanitarian work. He was the first leader of the Norwegian part of Actuaries Without Borders and has given seminars for actuaries in countries where the insurance industry is not as developed as in some European countries. He has been a board member of the European subsidiary of Micro Insurance Academy (MIA – India) and has participated (and managed) projects involving micro insurance; e.g. in India and Nepal. He was an initiator for and is still a member of the Centre for risk and insurance research at BI Norwegian Business School.

 Sector experience

  • Consulting (financial and technical)
  • Risk and Insurance
  • Humanitarian organizations

  • Teaching and research
  • Marine and maritime sector