Frode has his educational background from University of Bergen, Master degree in organic chemistry and PhD in Chemometrics. His professional interests are in applied Chemometrics, PAT and process optimisation. Frode's former experience includes principal scientist (1986-94) and department manager (Analytical Chemistry) in Norsk Hydro (1994-1997), Research Manager in HAE/Business Development (1997-2000) and CEO MUST as (2001-2010). Frode's favourite leisure activities are racing pigeons, travelling and outdoor activities. Frode is married, has four children and lives at Heistad in Porsgrunn.