Mark Salmon grew up in Ireland, and is a jurist and educator. A graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, he practiced company and commercial law for ten years, before resuming his studies at the National University of Ireland and gaining an M.A. in English Literature. He immigrated to Denmark in 1998, where he worked as a teacher specializing in Business English, and as a translator and cultural consultant. He is now Senior Legal Counsel for the Danish international business conglomerate Maersk.