Date of birth: 19.7.1956
Marital status: Married, 2 children
Adress: Anton Tschudis vei 31, 1344 Haslum, NORWAY
Contact tel: +4748959866
e-mail: bkp@pedroconsulting.com

Education

1982 – 1984 Working on thesis on Glycoproteins in Cystic Fibrosis at the Dental School of University of Oslo.
1976 – 1982 Studies in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Informatics and Biochemistry at University of Oslo.
1975 – 1976 Studies at Oslo Private Gymnas
1972 – 1975 Exam Artium at Nadderud Gymnas.

Employment

2013 – General Manager Diatec Monoclonals AS
2012 – General Manager Pedro Consulting AS
2011 – 2012 Nordic Product Management Manager Fisher Scientific
2008 – 2011 General Manager Fisher Scientific AS. Participated in the European Management Team in Fisher Scientific
2000 – 2001 Managing Director, part-time, for search4science AS, a science community/portal on the Internet.
1997 – 1999 Managing Director, part-time, for Diatec.com AS, Norwegian biotechnology company.
1985 – 2008 Managing Director for A/S E. PEDERSEN & SØNN.
1984 – 1985 Sales Manager for A/S E. PEDERSEN & SØNN.
1976 – 1984 Part-time work at A/S E. PEDERSEN & SØNN, a Norwegian company importing and distributing laboratory products in Norway.

Start-ups

2008 Pedro Consulting AS, company providing consultancy services in management, marketing, product management, innovation, HR, economy and finance. Project planning and construction.
2002 Scitorium, a scientific media and communication company. Developed Scilab, a virtual laboratory with a multimedia experience, on contract for Norges Forskningsråd in 2005. After showing it on Forskningsdagene 2005 it went on tour throughout Norway, and have given more than 13.500 youngsters a flavour of science. www.scilab.no
2000 search4science AS, a company developing a science search engine/community/portal on the Internet.
1989 Diatec Instruments A/S, a company developing apparatus for manipulating paramagnetic magnetic beads/particles. Founder and member of the board.
1986 Diatec AS, a company performing immunological analysis. In 1996 the company started production of mAbs. Founder and member of the board. Name changed to Diatec Monoclonals AS.
1984 Scandinavian Executive Software AS, a company introducing technical analysis of stocks on personal computers in Scandinavia. Founder and managing Director. Sold to Askeladden AS, an investment company, in 1985 and became a member of the board of Askeladden AS.

Board Positions

2008 – 2012 Member of Fisher Scientific European Management Team
1986 – Member of the board of Diatec AS
1985 – 2008 Chairman of the board A/S E. Pedersen & Sønn
1985 – 1987 Member of the board of Askeladden AS
1986 – 1988 Chairman of the board of The Norwegian Electronic Importers Association
1984 – 1988 Member of the board of The Norwegian Electronic Importers Association

Hosting Conferences

2004 Realfagskonferansen 2004 in Tromsø
2003 Realfagskonferansen 2003 in Tromsø

Inventions

US5681478: Method and apparatus for magnetically separating and resuspending super-paramagnetic particles in a solution
US5428451: Process and apparatus for counting particles

Language

English spoken and written
German reasonably spoken
Portugees basic spoken

Computer experience.

Have been using personal computers since the introduction of the Apple IIe.

Project experience.

1992 Supplied all Laminar Air Cabinets and Safety Cabinets to the Public Health Vaccine Building in 1992. Participated in weekly meetings with the consultants group and project group for 18 months.
2005 Designed, organized and built Scilab virtual laboratory in 2005. www.scilab.no
2007 Supervised and organized building of 450 m2 new offices in Oslo in 2007 for A/S E. Pedersen & Sønn.
2010 Supervised and organized modification of 350 m2 offices in Oslo in 2010. Working closely with Thermo Fisher Global Property Division.
2012 Designed and built new facilities for Diatec Monoclonals AS in Forskningsparken in 2012. Total of 315 m2 with offices, analytical lab, clean rooms for both ISO and GMP production. First GMP production carried out in 2013 and approved by January 2014.

Management training.

2010 ROL-training Nordic Part 1-5 (Thermo Fisher Scientific)
2010 ISO9001 training as site leader (Thermo Fisher Scientific)
2009 ROL-training for 1 week at Thermo Fisher Scientific in Waltham, USA (Thermo Fisher Scientific)
2009 Practical Process Improvement Champion Training (Thermo Fisher Scientific)

Interests.

Food – very interested in traditional Norwegian food preservation and is also a keen cook.
Music – played 10 years in the school band and has kept up the musical skills, and is currently playing in the local senior orchestra.
Physical exercise – enjoys aerobics training and workout with weights.
Hunting – enjoy hunting in the mountains and woods of Norway.
Fishing – enjoy deep-sea fishing of the coast of Norway
Educational system in Norway – has been a member of the board of the local school for 4 years. First 2 years with responsibility for expanding the school buildings and the last 2 years as the chairman of the board.