Alaska Native-owned Sealaska CEO Anthony Mallott has announced his departure.
Mallott’s departure will take effect on January 1, according to a statement from the company issued on Wednesday.
Sealaska is the owner of Grimsby processor New England Seafood International Limited (NESI).
“Now that we have a strong international business platform, we are thinking about how to do more to use business successes to benefit shareholders and communities,” Mallott said. “Our current level of success is proof of how much strength our values provide us. The time is right at Sealaska to reposition for continued progress.”
Sealaska Board Executive Chair Joe Nelson expressed confidence in the company’s leadership.
“Anthony has helped bring Sealaska to this place of tremendous strength,” Nelson said. “We are grateful for his care and commitment, and for his ongoing partnership. He will play an integral role working alongside us over the coming months, helping to shape our leadership approach for the years to come.”
Sealaska, established in 1971 under federal law, is an Alaska Native regional corporation serving Southeast Alaska. With a shareholder base of over 25,000 individuals of Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian heritage, Sealaska’s mission is to strengthen its people, culture, and homelands through investments in businesses that promote ocean health, maintain sustainable homelands in Southeast Alaska, and benefit shareholder communities.
“Our Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people have been connected to these lands for 10,000 years,” Mallott said. “It’s important to us to take care of our land and resources in a way that will benefit all people for generations to come.”