Ole graduated from NTNU with a bachelor's degree in biology and a master's degree in Industrial Ecology with specialization in life cycle assessments (LCA). At NTNU, he took several individual topics such as pollution biology, geochemistry, resource economics and environmental management. In addition, he studied Corporate Social Responsibility for one semester at the University of Buenos Aires.
In addition to his studies at NTNU, he worked as a student assistant in life cycle assessments and environmental impact assessments. He has also worked for several summers at the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. The summer jobs included testing tools for life cycle assessments of bridges, calculations of greenhouse gas emissions from road projects and internal training in life cycle thinking and sources of greenhouse gas emissions. Ole wrote a master's thesis in collaboration with MiSA and the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. The task was an assessment and comparison of greenhouse gas emissions related to different crossing solutions for the Sognefjord, under the project Ferry-free E39.