Olav has a Bachelor in science from NTNU, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from BI and Practical Teacher Training from the University of Oslo. During his career he has worked with development and project management of software solutions in Java using agile methods. He has previously worked at Cambridge Technology Partners, Accenture, Agresso R&D and CIBER.

Olav is an active person and prefers his bike over public transport. He also likes winter sports like cross-country and Telemark skiing. As there is less snow in Bergen than in Oslo, he loves the fact that he can use his bike all year round now and go up the mountains whenever he wants to enjoy skiing with his family and friends.