Mr Pål Rasmussen is the Secretary General of the International Gas Union (IGU) and has 25 years of experience form the gas industry. Before assuming the position of Secretary General, Rasmussen worked for Gassco A/S in Norway in various positions, including long range planning, business plans, improvement programs and new infrastructure development projects. Gassco A/S is operator of the transmission system, bringing Norwegian gas to Europe. He was Chairman of the Norwegian Gas Association in the period between 2009-2014, and has been involved in IGU activities in the same period. Rasmussen holds a master degree in economics and management.