Former PwC partner and Director General at the Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries joins Seafood People

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Foss has previously served as Director General at the Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries.

Management consulting and executive search firm Seafood People has appointed Torben Foss, former Deputy Director General of Fisheries and partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to the company’s Global Executive Advisor Network (GEAN).

The GEAN is comprised of senior seafood executives with subject matter expertise who partner with Seafood People to execute global projects and client initiatives.

Foss brings extensive experience from the Norwegian and international seafood industry. He has previously served as Deputy Director General and Director General at the Ministry of Fisheries. After his tenure at the Ministry of Fisheries, Foss joined PwC as an attorney and partner, where he established and led the fisheries department.

He has vast experience in transactions within the fisheries industry and in areas where legal matters intersects with politics. Foss played a central role when the European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement was concluded. He is intimately familiar with its opportunities and limitations and is considered one of Norway’s most experienced legal experts in matters concerning the relationship between the Norwegian seafood industry and the EU.

“I look forward to contributing my insights and experiences towards shaping the future of the industry. While the exact courses of history do not repeat, the lessons we learn provide valuable foresight for the challenges and opportunities ahead,” said Foss.

Throughout his career, Foss has served as a legal and strategic advisor to a wide range of Norwegian and international companies in the fishing, aquaculture, and fish processing sectors, as well as to banks and private equity funds with interests in the seafood industry.

Torben Foss holds a Cand.jur. degree from the University of Oslo, has completed the Aspirant Course at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and is a member of the Norwegian Bar Association.

“Torben is a highly meritorious advisor with extensive experience. He knows our industry very well, which provides the best conditions for creating lasting value for our clients in the seafood industry. At Seafood People, he will interact with numerous prominent executive advisors and also our skilled consultants who have years of experience and high expertise. We are very pleased to have Torben on our team,” said Per Håkon Stenhaug, CEO of Seafood People.

Seafood People is a consultancy firm focusing on strategy, transactions and executive recruitment for the seafood industry. The firm is headquartered in Bergen Norway, with advisors located in the UK and the US.


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