Knut Ola is a Senior Corporate Analyst and industry specialist in the Ocean Industries Division in DNB Bank which serves clients within oil and gas, oilfield services, offshore, shipping and seafood. He has been with DNB for more than 25 years in Oslo, Athens and Singapore and in various capacities within Shipping, Offshore and Logistics. In addition to current responsibilities within sustainability policies and initiatives, he is also a senior shipping and offshore markets analyst. He was involved in the development of the Poseidon Principles, and responsible for the implementation in DNB. He is also representing DNB in other sustainability initiatives, including the Norwegian Green Shipping Programme and Responsible Ship Recycling Standards. His educational background is from the Norwegian School of Management (Business Degree/Sivil Økonom) and the University of Oslo (Political Science).