Born: 1959 Education: Educated at the Norwegian School of Management 1980-84. AFF management program 1992. Background: Former CEO in Lerøy Seafood Group ASA 1991-2008, former Chairman of the Norwegian Seafood Federation (FHL) and former chairman of the board of the Norwegian Seafood Export Council (NSEC). Mr. Lerøy has broad experience from the seafood industry. He is member of the board of the International Groundfish Forum.
Partner Sandwater AS
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Born: 1981 Position: Partner in Sandwater AS Education: MSc in Industrial Economics and technology Management from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and has also studied Finance, Derivatives and Econometrics at the University of Karlsruhe. Background: Before working in Sandwater, he has among other things held the position as Director in Seatankers Management Norway AS (2016-2021), Investment Director in HitecVision (2013-2016), CFO/COO of Liquid Barcodes (2008-2013) and analyst at ABG Sundal Collier (2006-2008).
Born: 1983 Education: European Business School in London. Background: Currently employed by Seatankers Services (UK) LLP and serves as director of SFL Corporation Ltd, Norwegian Property ASA and Axactor SE. Previous directorships include Seadrill Ltd, Golar LNG Limited, Frontline Ltd and Deep Sea Supply.
Geveran Trading Co. Limited is indirectly controlled by trusts established by Mr. John Fredriksen for the benefit of his immediate family, including Kathrine Fredriksen. These trusts are discretionary and the discretionary beneficiaries, including Kathrine Fredriksen, can only potentially benefit if the trustee exercises its powers. As such, Kathrine Fredriksen has no absolute entitlement to the trust assets and thus disclaims beneficial ownership of the shares of Mowi’s common stock owned by Geveran Trading Co. Limited, except to the extent of her voting and dispositive interests in such shares of common stock (if any). Kathrine Fredriksen has no pecuniary interest in such shares except as a discretionary beneficiary of the trusts referenced above.
Born: 1980 Education: MSc from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Background: Previously a partner in Arctic Securities AS, where he was responsible for the seafood, IT and healthcare sectors. Strand has previously worked in equity research for SEB Enskilda, among other things as the responsible analyst for seafood.
Born: 1975 Education: Master of Science in Business Norwegian School of Economics. Background: Former CEO in Norwegian Seafood Council AS and Lerøy Aurora AS. Larsen has broad experience from the whole value chain in the seafood industry. Larsen also have a wide experience from board positions; Folketrygdfondet, Nofima and different Lerøy companies, among others. Today she is the chair of The Northern Norway Regional Health Authority (Helse Nord RHF) and Oceanfood AS, and member of the board in Bane NOR SF, Norcod AS, Calanus AS and the Norwegian handball federation.
CEO Fana Sparebank
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Position: CEO Fana Sparebank Education: MBA from UCF Florida (2000), Master of Science in Business Norwegian School of Economics (1988) AMP from Harvard Business School (2008) Background: Former CEO in Tide ASA and BN Bank ASA. Wide comprehensive experience from banking and financial services as CFO in SpareBank 1 SR-Bank, Fjordline/BNR ASA and Sparebanken Vest.
Born: 1980 Education: Master Degree (with Hons) in Finance and Banking at the Warsaw School of Economics. Background: Joined GBL in 2021. Close to 20 years of international Private Equity experience including 13 years at Montagu Private Equity in London where he was Senior Partner, IC & Executive Committee member. Over the years he has executed a number of investments in European companies, with a particular focus on healthcare/medtech, B2B services and TMT/infrastructure. He also specialises in buy and build programmes as well as internationalisation strategies.
Biological Controller, Mowi Norway Region Mid
Born: 1981 Position: Biological Controller, Region Mid Norway. Education: MSc in Marine Biology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in 2007, and studied a few topics at NTNU VIDERE recently. Background: She has worked in the company since 2008, and has held various positions in Mowi: Site manager (2008-2011), Quality coordinator (2011-2012), Biological coordinator (2012-2017), and Biological Controller (from 2018).
Born: 1971 Education: Certificate in Aquaculture, Marine Harvest University management and finance (2007-2010), AFF Solstrand. Background: Worked in Mowi since 1994. Started working on a freshwater site (1994-1996) and thereafter at farming sites at sea since 1996 and have held various position in Sisomar, Fjord Seafood, Marine Harvest/Mowi.
Site technician, Region South Norway.
Born: 1991 Position: Site technician, Region South Norway. Education: Technical and general subjects (TAF) Marine at Fusa Vgs., Aquaculture Operations and Management at NORD University and currently studying Leadership part-time at UiT. Background: Started as an apprentice on a freshwater facility at Firda Seafood Group in 2007. Have been working short periods on fishing vessel Bogasund in Lofoten, Norway and Sea bass/Sea bream at Culmárex Group in Mallorca, Spain. Joined Mowi in 2013 as a fish farmer at a seawater site outside Bergen. Holds various board positions in different organisations connected to fish farming and fisheries.
Mr. Vindheim was appointed CEO in 2019. Prior to this he held the position as CFO.
Mr. Vindheim has experience from various executive positions in seafood and other industries. He was CFO of Mowi for seven years before taking on the position of CEO.
Mr. Vindheim holds an MSc in Business and an MBA from the Norwegian School of Economics. He is also a State Authorized Public Accountant and Certified European Financial Analyst.
Kristian Ellingsen was appointed new CFO of Mowi in November 2019 after acting as Group Accounting Director at the company for 4 years. Prior to joining Mowi he was a Director in PwC, where he worked for almost 10 years. Ellingsen holds a Master’s degree from the Norwegian School of Economics and a Bachelor’s degree in informatics from the University of Bergen. He is also a State Authorized Public Accountant.
COO Farming Norway
Mr. Oaland has previously served as Mowi’s Chief Technology Officer from 2008 to 2020. He has been with Mowi since 2000 in various capacities within fish health, food safety, product quality and quality assurance. He holds a degree in Veterinary Medicine from the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science.
COO Farming Americas
Fernando Villarroel has served as COO Americas since October 2020, and from May 2017 as Managing Director for Mowi Chile. He has extensive experience in salmon farming and finances in Chile, Canada, Scotland and Norway.
COO Farming Scotland, Ireland and Faroes
Mr. Hadfield has been the COO of Mowi’s fish feed segment since February 2013, before which he was a Production Manager at Mowi Scotland (2007 to 2013) and the Technical Chairman of the Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation (2012 to 2013). His previous positions also include Technical & HSEQ Manager (2004 to 2007) and Environmental Manager (2000 to 2004) at Mowi Scotland. He holds degrees from the University of Sheffield and the University of Manchester.
COO Sales and Marketing
Mr. Brattvoll has served as the COO of Mowi´s sales & marketing segment since December 2010. Prior to joining us, he worked in the marketing and sales department of the Norwegian Seafood Export Council´s Norway office (1995 to 2002) and Tokyo office (2002 to 2006). Mr. Brattvoll has also worked as Market Director (2006 to 2007) and Vice President of Sales (2010 to 2011) at Hallvard Lerøy AS, a seafood company. He holds a degree in Fisheries from the Norwegian College of Fishery Science, University of Tromsø.
Chief Technology Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer
Catarina has a MSc in Marine Biology from Lisbon University in Portugal, a PhD in Animal Sciences from Wageningen University in the Netherlands and MBA in Global Seafood from Norwegian School of Economics. In addition, Catarina has supplementary education in Corporate Sustainability and other relevant education from Harvard University in the USA. She has both a scientific and business background that are of importance in this position.
Anne Lorgen Riise
Chief HR Officer
Ms. Lorgen Riise joined Mowi as Chief HR Officer in 2012. Her prior positions include Vice President of Human Resources Europe (2009 to 2012) and General Counsel (2006 to 2009) for Ceragon (Nera) Networks. She has also held positions in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries (2000 to 2003). Ms. Riise has previously practiced as a lawyer and she holds a master’s degree in Law from the University of Bergen and Oxford Brookes University.
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