My interest and background is in science which can be related to human beings in its widest context.
My first university degree was in food technology, where I studied how to preserve food and avoid damages that are dangerous to human beings. I then took a master’s degree in nutrition at the University of Oslo, where I learned about well-balanced food intake and the essential nutrients for human beings. My last degree was a doctorate degree in public health. I have undertaken various research projects related to human health and well-being.
Apart from being one of the leaders of TanzanIce Farm, I have also worked for Ifakara Health Institute, which is a research center in Tanzania. I have been the vice-rector at Bifrost University and am now leading development and internationalization at that same university. I have also been the CEO of the National Public Health Institute of Iceland and the portfolio manager at Actavis, a company producing medicine to treat various diseases. I have also practiced nutrition counselling for many years.