Steinar is an educated mechanical engineer from Sweden. He served in the Norwegian Air Force before starting a career in the shipping/fishing business and has been a part of developing both vessels and companies in the marine industry. From 1977-1987 he developed the Northern Shrimp industry and from 1987 to present has been a part owner in fishing companies. He has developed projects in sectors from the cruise industry, the fishing industry and offshore oil. Steinar held the Honorary Consul position in Nova Scotia for Norway from 1989 to 2013.