Mai holds a Bachelor degree in Business Economy from Oslo and has worked for over 25 years as a manager with varying roles within the hospitality business, including positions at the Norwegian Embassy in Paris, Marriott Marquis in the US, the QE2, SAS Airlines and has owned a group of restaurants in Oslo for over a decade.
She became certified Sommelier in 1996 WSET Diploma in 2004 and Master of Wine in 2009.
She now works as a lecturer teaching WSET Diploma students, Master of Wine students in Italy and London and conducts tastings and Masterclasses for international producers and importers and is a frequent speaker at key trade events.
She is also the Portfolio Manager and headbuyer for new wines for the Autentico Group in Norway.
Mai is a born globetrotter, speaks five languages and has travelled to the four corners of the globe including all the main wine producing areas. She is passionate about wine and travel and shares her experiences by feature writing in key consumer publications and commute between her home in Trapani, Sicily and her Oslo office.