He is the Chairman and founder of InSpire Invest. Previously, he held senior management positions in Storebrand, Norway's largest financial sector company, Saga Petroleum and Volvo Petroleum, and chaired two of the earliest venture capital and investment companies in Norway in the 1980's. In 1990 he was appointed to head the Energy and Environment Office of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris, and Secretary General of the Industry Forum at the Rio Earth Summit, Brazil in 1992, where he was cofounder and became Executive Director of WICE, the World Industry Council for the Environment. WICE later merged to become the World Business Council for Sustainable Development in Geneva, where he was a director until 1998. He is Professor at the Norwegian School of Management, and board member of the Center for Corporate Citizenship. He is on the Advisory Board of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and of the World Bank Institute, and member of the Private Sector Advisory Board of the World Bank Corporate Governance Forum. Dr. Willums holds a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Swiss Institute of Technology and a Doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.