CEO, Decon-X International
Bjørn Platou experienced and recovered from a severe hospital-acquired infection (HAI) in 2009 and has since then been working actively in the field of disinfection within health institutions in Scandinavia.
He joined the Board of Decon-X International in 2010, and became CEO of the company in 2014. Bjørn Platou previously managed operations for Radisson and NERA Telecommunications in China for more than 10 years, and he had various management positions within telecommunication for more than 15 years before joining Decon-X.
Decon-X is a Norwegian research based company making documented, effective and user friendly disinfection solutions. The company has developed technology and products for automated, environment friendly disinfection - removing microbes from rooms, equipment and surfaces. The first product was launched in 2014 and targeted the Norwegian health sector. The company has since 2016 been running research projects supported by the Research Council of Norway's BIA program. The focus of the projects has been enhanced disinfection effect, documentation and verification of the process and disinfection technology within food production. In January 2019 Nofima published an article in "the International Journal of Food Microbiology" describing Decon-X effect on removing Listeria bacteria from food production equipment. Decon-X disinfection solutions are today used by 100+ health institutions in Norway.