This is how former CEO Alf-Helge Aarskog will spend his first week after leaving Mowi

Stian Olsen

It’s only been hours since Alf-Helge Aarskog (52) announced his departure as CEO of Mowi. But he already has some healthy aspirations and thoughts on the future, short and long-term – and that includes hanging up the suit for now. 

It came as a surprise on Tuesday mornings when Alf-Helge Aarskog resigned as CEO in Mowi, after being in the post for almost ten years. The longest-serving CEO of the company since founder Thor Mowinckel changed Mowi’s value chain.

But what will be the next job for Aarskog?

“I have many thoughts about my own future, but today is the day to cheer Ivan Vindheim and Kristian Ellingsen and the other 15,000 employees, who have been strong contributors to Mowi becoming a wonderfully good and good company,” Aarskog replied in a text to SalmonBusiness.

Similar to what Aarskog said in Tuesday’s stock exchange announcement, the executive says he is pleased that Mowi’s board has recruited internally and hired Ivan Vindheim as CEO.

Vindheim is a fantastic leader,” praised Aarskog.

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Alf-Helge Aarskog during Stoltzekleiven Up Race in 2018. PHOTO: Stoltzekleiven Up

But before the job future is clear, Aarskog will take a well-deserved break.

“In the next few weeks I will relax, work out a bit and build a boathouse,” wrote Aarskog to SalmonBusiness.

Among other things, he is aiming to set a new personal record in the tough Norwegian mountain run Stoltzekleiven Up Race in 2020. In 2013 he ran at 19.33, in 2018 at 17.23.

“If I can’t improve myself with two minutes next year, something is seriously wrong,” Aarskog added.


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