Erik Skontorp Hognes – new senior advisor at INAQ


INAQ has recruited Erik Skontorp Hognes as senior advisor within the strategic business area of sustainability and ESG. Erik comes from the position of LCA advisor in Aker Carbon Capture and his first day in INAQ will be March 1st.

Erik Skontorp Hognes has more than 15 years’ experience working with sustainability in Norwegian industries. He has worked both as a researcher and consultant, with a focus on life cycle analysis and sustainability management. As a researcher at SINTEF Ocean, Erik has contributed to calculations of the carbon footprint of Norwegian seafood products. He has also helped a number of companies strengthen their competence in sustainability and establish climate and sustainability reporting.

Erik has a Master of Science degree in materials and energy technology from NTNU, specializing in Industrial Ecology. He is up to date on the latest standards for carbon accounting and new requirements for sustainability reporting.

– I have broad experience from various industries, but with a particular focus on seafood and the marine industries. I have previously worked extensively with life cycle analysis and establishing the carbon footprint of Norwegian seafood products. I have enjoyed working in the seafood industry and I am happy to be back. I really hope to contribute by helping seafood companies move forward with their sustainability work, says Erik Skontorp Hognes.

– We are happy to share the news of Erik joining our team. He has a unique competence which is very relevant for INAQ’s clients. Erik will be able to help companies within aquaculture, fisheries and the supplier industry, as he has experience in life cycle analysis of companies and products. We expect these services to be in demand going forward, says INAQ’s general manager, Nina Santi.

INAQ AS ( provides consultancy services to seafood companies and related businesses both nationally and internationally. INAQ helps seafood companies with strategic development and and assists owners and investors in transactions within the sector. INAQ also assists the supplier industry, both those established within the sector, and new players who want to expand their markets within the seafood industry. INAQ wants to contribute to the sustainable development within the blue sector, and to help small and medium-sized companies in particular to make green changes in their own operations.