Øystein has a Bachelor in Food Technology and Processing from NTNU and has built a unique network, knowledge and competence within the seafood industry over the past forty years. Øystein was one of the key innovators in the cold-water prawn industry when Stella Polaris chose to start a sales and marketing company in 1996. The company was the first successful company in direct processing and packaging of Private Label seafood to large-scale to leading retail brands in Europe. Øystein has, for the last 26 years, primarily worked on strategic market development and B2B sales to blue chips companies in Europe and Asia. In 2018 Øystein was hired by Marealis AS as a B2B sales officer.