Frode Brakstad (General manager)

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Frode Brakstad is the founder of MUST (2003. His background is mainly in managerial and scientific applied research in close cooperation with operational part of the Norsk Hydro organisation, as well as international distribution and sale of niche products.

Frode has PhD scientific competence and wide technology background within oil and gas fluid characterisation, fluid phase modelling, asphaltene and bitumen characterisation, petroleum organic geochemistry, analytical chemistry and multivariate statistics applied to characterisation of raw material and products, process troubleshooting, process optimisation, product development and environmental surveys (chemometrics).

His scientific career (1986-1996) was awarded together with Prof. O.M. Kvalheim with The Royal Norwegian Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (NFR) award for prominent use of research in 1996, along with Elsevier's nomination (1 of 3) to the award of the best chemometrician in the word younger than 40 years.

In addition he has gained management experience on department level, i.e. 25-40 employees’ in the period from 1995-2001, including organisation developments and responsibility of economic results. Good economical results of these departments can be documented. Attending a business course Market oriented Management at the Norwegian School of Management (BI) , gave him a valuable theoretical and practical insight in methods for analytical description and strategic business developments.
In 2006 he achieved the DnB BTV award for Innovation together with Morten H.Raaholt for the achievments and commercial potential of the company Vitality Innovation (founded in 2005 by Frode and Morten H. Raaholt).