Joachim Wessel appointed new managing director for Cermaq Chile

Editorial Staff

Cermaq Chile’s Managing Director, Pedro Courard, is leaving to join Atlantic Sapphire, his successor will be Joachim Wessel, effective from June 1, 2024.

Joachim Wessel, currently the Commercial and Supply Chain Director, has been named as Courard’s replacement.

Wessel joined Cermaq at the start of 2020 and has a long and successful career in the salmon industry, having worked for major companies such as Mowi and AquaChile. He was previously the CEO of another salmon company, Friosur.

“We are fortunate to have an experienced professional like Joachim to step into the MD position. Joachim is well respected internally in Cermaq as well as externally in the Chilean industry. I have no doubt he will be an excellent leader of Cermaq Chile. We have an experienced team in Chile and we are well placed for a successful future,” said Cermaq Global CEO Steven Rafferty.

Wessel expressed his enthusiasm for the new role, stating, “I am delighted to accept the challenge of being MD in Chile. We have a lot of good professionals and a good company culture in Cermaq, and my task will be to have the best teamwork and continued good results going forward.”

These changes will take effect from June 1, 2024.


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