New chairman for land-based salmon farming company

Editorial Staff

Hauvik assumed his role following the general meeting on June 20.

Norwegian land-based salmon farmer Salfjord has appointed Jan Harald Hauvik as its new chairman, the company announced on Sunday.

“Hauvik brings extensive experience from the aquaculture, live fish carrier, and finance sectors and will lead Salfjord through a capital-raising phase,” the company stated.

Salfjord plans to build a land-based facility at Tjeldbergodden in Aure municipality, with a production capacity of up to 36,500 tons of fish per year.

“Salfjord will be one of the largest industrial developments in the region for a long time, and Jan Harald brings complementary expertise to the board that will strengthen Salfjord in its future efforts,” said CEO Hans Ramsvik.

Hauvik’s financial industry experience is particularly valuable to Salfjord. He previously served as the seafood sector head at Nordea and as an advisor for Sparebank 1 Markets’ seafood initiatives.

“For Salfjord, which plans to raise capital in multiple phases, this is critical expertise. The initial phase aims to secure hundreds of millions, and capital raising will be the board’s top priority moving forward,” the company noted.

Birgit Hjelen, who has been involved with Salfjord’s development since its inception, will transition to an advisory role, according to the press release.


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