Kristel Pedersen has been Head of Group HR in Insula AS (2017-2020), Project manager and HR Consultant for Insula's subsidiary Lofotprodukt AS (2011-2017). Prior to that, she was Commercial Manager for Norway at World Expo Shanghai (2009-2010) and Management Consultant Talent and Organizational Performance in Accenture ASA (2007-2009).

Kristel is a board member of Norwegian Seafood Association (2020-2021).

Kristel holds a Master's degree in International Business and Management, and a Bachelor's degree in Marine/Fisheries Management from Nord University and Beijing Institute of Technology.