Proximar appoints new Corporate Development Director

Editorial Staff

Himeno brings more than 30 years of experience in the Japanese and international financial markets.

Proximar Seafood, a Norwegian land-based salmon farming company based in Japan, has appointed Yasumitsu Himeno as Corporate Development Director, effective June 3.

Himeno will resign from the company’s Board of Directors as he transitions into his new role.

Himeno brings over 30 years of experience in the Japanese and international financial markets, with expertise in project finance, structured finance, M&A, and private equity. He has previously held positions at Sojitz, Glencore, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, The World Bank Group, and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank. Since 2021, Himeno has been working for a family-owned company in Japan.

Proximar CEO Joachim Nielsen expressed enthusiasm for Himeno’s appointment, highlighting his extensive network and financial expertise. “His broad experience from finance in Japan will be an important contribution to our financing strategy and in positioning Proximar for the future,” said Nielsen.

Following Himeno’s resignation, the Proximar Board of Directors will consist of five members.

Proximar Seafood operates its first production facility near Mount Fuji in Japan, aiming to produce fresh Atlantic salmon using high-quality groundwater. The company inserted its first batch of eggs in October 2022 and plans its first harvest in September 2024.


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