Salmon Evolution has a dedicated and competent management team and board of directors with extensive experience from business development and the aquaculture industry. Their common driving force is a firm belief in farming high quality salmon sustainably on land, based on the best choice of technology and empowering the right people.
Trond Håkon Schaug-Pettersen took over as our CFO on 1 January 2021.
He brings extensive experience from both the salmon industry and the capital market. Prior to joining Salmon Evolution he served over 4 years as Senior Vice President Finance and Business Development at Hofseth International.
Before joining Hofseth International, Schaug-Pettersen worked for nine years as an investment banker at Swedbank/First Securities advising Norwegian and international companies on IPOs, equity and debt capital raisings, M&A and strategy.
Schaug-Pettersen has a BSc in Economics and Business Administration from the NHH Norwegian School of Economics.
Schaug-Pettersen owns 400 000 shares and holds 2 400 000 options in Salmon Evolution ASA.
Ingjarl Skarvøy is one of our founders and served as our first CEO. He has more than 30 years of experience from the aquaculture sector, including as regional manager for Salmar Farming, CEO of Salmar Rauma and regional manager for Pan Fish Norway.
Skarvøy owns 1 800 150 shares and holds 750 000 share options in Salmon Evolution ASA (directly or indirectly through Terra Mare AS).
Kamilla Mordal Holo has 16 years of experience from the construction sector, including the post of project manager at the Norwegian Public Roads Administration responsible for the highway network in Møre og Romsdal county. She has also been project and construction manager at engineering and consultancy company 3S Project.
Mordal Holo has an MSc in civil and environmental engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
Mordal Holo owns 160 060 shares and holds 750 000 share options in Salmon Evolution ASA (directly or indirectly through C10 Holding AS).
Odd Frode Roaldsnes has extensive experience from the salmon industry, and joined Salmon Evolution from the seafood company Ocean Supreme in Ålesund.
His background is within the areas of management, business development and downstream operations where he has primarily been focusing on the Asian markets the last 15 years.
Odd Frode will take the lead to form the commercial strategies and the development of Salmon Evolutions sales organization in Norway.
Odd Frode will also focus his work on the joint venture with Dongwon Industries (“K Smart Farming”) and in developing Salmon Evolution’s other business opportunities in the Asian markets.
Roaldsnes holds 750 000 share options in Salmon Evolution ASA.
Henriette Nordstrand joined Salmon Evolution in August 2022. She holds valuable management experience from the fish farming industry, including planning for, constructing and running a new large-scale hatchery plant. Prior to joining Salmon Evolution she served five years as Hatchery Plant Manager in Hofseth Aqua AS.
Nordstrand has an MSs in Aquamedicine from the University of Bergen and holds the title Aqua Medicine Biologist. She has also studied recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
Tore A Tønseth is the investment vice president at Ronja Capital and has worked in the finance market for more than 15 years. Earlier appointments include share analyst in both SpareBank 1 Markets and Pareto Securities, with seafood, technology and industry as special fields.
He was responsible for seafood analyses at SpareBank 1 Markets from 2013 to 2019. At the same time, he was in frequent demand as a speaker in Norway on seafood, finance and sustainability. Tønseth also has a background from various technology start-ups, where he has been both product manager and system developer.
Tønseth has an MSc in economics and administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), specialising in finance and econometrics.
Ronja Capital is one our largest shareholders.
Peder Stette has been in the fishing and aquaculture industry for the last 25 years. From 1994 he developed Peter Stette AS to be an important supplier of technical solutions to the industry before merging with Optimar in 2014. Optimar was later sold to Haniel in 2017, and Peder had the position as CTO and later CCO in Optimar until 2021. He is now the CEO of Stette Holding, a family investment company.
Peder Stette holds the position as director of Ably Medical, Invisible Connections, Biaton, NSP Aid and others. For the coming years he will use his knowledge and experience to build values in the companies the Stette family is invested in.
Anne Breiby has a BSc in fisheries biology from the University of Tromsø and experience as aquaculture coordinator for the director of fisheries in Nordland county, organisation secretary for the Norwegian Fish Farmers Association, political adviser in the Ministry of Fisheries and state secretary (junior minister) in the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
Over the past 20 years, Breiby has been self-employed with boardroom work as her main activity. She has board experience from Ulstein Group ASA, Rem Offshore ASA, Folketrygdfondet, Norges Sjømatråd AS and Sparebanken Møre. She is currently chair of Tafjord Kraft AS and St Olavs Hospital HF, and deputy chair of Akva Group ASA.
Ingvild Vartdal has a law degree and long experience as a corporate lawyer, and is currently a lawyer and partner in Adviso Advokatfirma AS. She specializes in corporate and international tax and has extensive experience from these areas in industries like fishing, shipping and finance. She has previously worked as a lawyer and partner in Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS, in KPMG Law, and as a legal consultant at Bærum tax office. Vartdal has also been a member of the law committee for tax law.
Vartdal holds several directorships, and has experience from business management in both private and listed companies.
Janne-Grethe Strand Aasnæs is the CEO and majority owner of Strand Havfiske AS, an Ålesund based fishing vessel company mainly engaged in whitefish and pelagic business.
She has prior to that been engaged in the financial industry as a financial analyst/portfolio manager and manager of client relations within asset management.
She holds an MBA and is a Certified financial analyst (AFA).
Janne-Grethe holds several directorships in both the private and public sector and has a long experience in managing and developing companies.
Glen Bradley is chair of Rofisk AS, which owns Rostein AS. The latter is one of the world’s leading well boat owners and ranks among our substantial shareholders.
He has the equivalent of a BSc in economics, strategy and international marketing, and more than 20 years of experience in the salmon industry. He is currently deputy CEO of Rostein AS.
As a director and shareholder, Bradley wants to use his experience and big commitment to the salmon industry to help us become an important company, both for the region and for our owners.
Eunhong Min is the COO of Dongwon Industries and has broad international business experience. Prior to joining Dongwon, Mr. Min worked 27 years for Procter & Gamble and held various leading positions within the fields of strategy, business development and sales.
Håkon André Berg has a solid background in management of strategy and business development. He has a MSc in finance from the Norwegian School of Economics and served as CEO and CFO in Salmon Evolution from 2019 till 2022.
Berg has 15 years of extensive industrial and financial experience from various private-equity-related companies. Prior to Salmon Evolution he held positions as partner in the private equity companies Broodstock Capital Partners and Midvestor Management. He has also served as associate at Argentum Private Equity and analyst at Bridgehead Corporate Finance.