Per Arnold Dyrkoren holds a master in European history and a BSc in plasma physics. He is an experienced business and project manager, especially working with SME’s (innovation, product development, funding, and internationalization). As a business manager, Per Arnold has managed eight SME’s in Norway and abroad. He has established and sold two companies. Per Arnold has extensive project management experience from Norway and 11 other countries on three continents, especially focusing on Business Environment Reform and development of SME’s. Per Arnold has funded projects in Norwegian SME’s from Norwegian Institutions and the EU totalling some 20 million Euros. During the last four years, Per Arnold has been engaged in designing and developing Investment Readiness Programs in Norway and in the Nordics (Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Norway).
Per Arnold has been with Breivoll Inspection Technologies AS since 2010, first as a consultant, then as chairman of the board since autumn 2014.