Pan Fish ASA is pleased to announce the new organisation of the world`s largest aquaculture company. We are pleased to announce a truly global management with extended competence in their areas.
The CEO of the new company will be Atle Eide as decided and communicated by the Pan Fish ASA board August 2006. In addition the key corporate positions will be:
Hans den Bieman is appointed as COO for the new company. Hans den Bieman is coming from the position as CEO of Marine Harvest. The main focus for the COO will be the overall operational part of the group, but it will be a shared management approach.
Steven Rafferty is appointed as CFO (finance and IT). Rafferty is coming from the position as CFO in Marine Harvest and will formally start in his new role 1 March 2007 and will until then continue in his present roles, including integration management for the new company.
Thomas Farstad is appointed as Director Business Development & Strategy. Farstad had the same position in the early integration phase of Pan Fish and Fjord Seafood, and prior to that held the position of Managing Director for Fjord Seafood Norway.
Peter Gillies is appointed as HR Director. Gillies comes from the position of learning & development Director in Nutreco, the Netherlands.
Petter Arnesen is appointed as Technology Director. Arnesen held the position of Vice President of Corporate Quality and Feed in Fjord Seafood ASA.
The head office, located in Oslo, is focused, lean and designed to co-operate closely with the management teams of each business unit.
Business Unit Management
Jo Dekeyzer is appointed as Managing Director Business Unit Value Added Seafood Products. Dekeyzer was previously Managing Director of Fjord Seafood Europe
Marit Solberg is appointed as Managing Director Business Unit Norway. Solberg was previously Managing Director of Marine Harvest Norway
Alan Sutherland is appointed as Managing Director Business Unit Scotland. Sutherland was previously Production Director of Pan Fish Canada.
Torben Petersen is appointed as Managing Director Business Unit Chile. Petersen was previously Managing Director of Fjord Seafood Americas
Vincent Erenst is appointed as Managing Director Business Unit Canada. Erenst was previously Managing Director of Marine Harvest North America
Ireland, Cold Water Species, Faroes, Pan Fish Japan and Asia are not separate business units but report to corporate. For these organisations there are no duplications between the companies and thus no changes in the management teams. The Managing Directors are as follows; Jan Feenstra for Marine Harvest Ireland; Ragnar Joensen for Pan Fish Faroes; Magnus Skretting for Marine Harvest Cold Water Species; Joep Kleine Staarman for Marine Harvest Asia and Charlie Wu for Pan Fish Japan.
See enclosures for profiles and detailed organization charts for each business unit. Pictures are available upon request. The new merged company will be the world`s largest aquaculture company with a production of about 420,000-430,000 tonnes of salmon and trout products in 2007 in about 20 countries. The company also produces halibut, cod and yellowtail. In addition to filet production and further processing in Norway, Scotland, Ireland, Chile and Canada, the company has extended VAP (value added products) activities in USA, France, Belgium, Poland and the Netherlands. The new company will have about 9,000 employees world-wide.
For further information, please contact
CEO Atle Eide, mob: +47 91 15 29 77
CFO (Pan Fish) Trine Sæther Romuld mob: + 47 99 16 36 32
Communication manager Therese Rød mob: +47 92 43 90 97