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.
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Trond Håkon Schaug-Pettersen took over as our CEO in January 2023.
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.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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Trond Vadset Veibust comes from Ekornes where he has been for 8 years, of which for the last 3 years as a member of the executive management.
Ekornes is a major furniture producer with global distribution and operations, and during his time there, Veibust has held several executive positions, most recently as Senior Vice President for Ekornes’ global operations.
Veibust has previously also worked 4 years at Ernst & Young as an auditor, he is a state authorized public accountant and has a MSc from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).
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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).
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Tore-Jakob Reite has significant experience from the aquaculture industry for more than 25 years.
Prior to joining Salmon Evolution, he has worked as a Managing Director of Entec Brimer, a manufacturer of composite tanks to land based fish farming and other industries.
He has worked as Head of Business Segment Fish Farming and Site Manager at the Global Center for Aquaculture at the gas and engineering company Linde, and worked several years in manager positions within sales and marketing of salmon and salmon products at Pan Fish, a Norwegian fish farming company that merged with Mowi in 2007.
Reite holds a bachelor’s degree in business and marketing from University of Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow, Scotland.
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.
Vibecke Bondø has broad management and business experience, primarily from the aquaculture industry.
She joined the family business Vikna Sjøfarm as CFO in 2004, a position she held until the merger with Lund Fiskeoppdrett in 2010 to create SalmoNor, and she then stepped up to become CEO.
SalmoNor was developed into a top tier performer within the industry and merged with NTS owned Midt-Norsk Havbruk in 2021.
Vibecke subsequently served as Chair of the board for NTS ASA until acquired by SalMar in 2022.
She has held several other directorships including Seaborn, Salmon Group, the Norwegian Seafood Federation (Sjømat Norge) and the Norwegian Confederation of Business (NHO).
Vibecke is currently focusing on own investments along with select directorships.
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.
Jan-Emil Johannessen has over 30 years of experience in the aquaculture industry.
For the past 10 years he served as Head of Benchmark Genetics, building the company into a leading global supplier of aquaculture genetics for the salmon, shrimp and tilapia industry.
In his long and distinguished career, he has held many directorships in the aquaculture industry.
He currently holds several, including one as chairman of the board in Sulefisk, a salmon producer.