New CEO for tilapia genetics firm
GENOMAR Genetics, which specialises in the tilapia industry, has appointed Alejandro Tola Alvarez as its CEO.
Alvarez, who took up his new role on June 1, will be responsible for innovation, operations and business development within the company, which is part of the EW Group.
He has been part of the Genomar group since 2006, based in South-East Asia as chief operational officer and in Norway as chief technical officer.
‘We were very pleased to find a highly qualified internal candidate for the CEO position,’ said chairman Odd Magne Rødseth.
‘Alejandro has played a major role in both R&D and commercial development of the most reputable and professional genetic brands in global tilapia aquaculture.
‘He comes with a deep understanding of the tilapia operating environments and the opportunities of modern breeding technologies, such as genomics, to improve economic and environmental performance of the industry.’
Alvarez is a qualified vet and has masters degrees in aquaculture and business administration.
GenoMar Genetics, based in Oslo with its main operation in Luzon, Philippines, has developed the Genomar Supreme Tilapia strain (GST) through more than 25 years of selective breeding.
Above: Tola Alvarez