Changes in MH top team
MARINE Harvest Group has announced changes in its top management team following the decision by long serving executive Marit Solberg to retire.
Solberg, who has worked for the company for more than three decades, was COO Farming Canada, Scotland, Ireland and the Faroes.
The company has decided to return to its original management team structure of having one COO farming position with global responsibility, appointing Per-Roar Gjerde.
Gjerde has been COO Farming for Norway and Chile since January 2017. Born in 1967, he is a graduate from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH), and has completed executive management courses at Solstrand in Norway and Insead in France.
He has extensive experience within salmon farming and sales, said Marine Harvest. He started his career as a salesman with Domstein Salmon.
In 2002 Gjerde became controller for farming at Fjord Seafood Norway, which became part of Marine Harvest in 2006.
And in 2007, he was appointed regional director for Region West, one of the four business units of Marine Harvest Norway at that time.
In January 2016, he moved to Chile, was appointed managing director for Marine Harvest Chile and led the business restructuring process there.
Marine Harvest’s Group management team, effective from November 1, will now be: CEO: Alf-Helge Aarskog CFO: Ivan Vindheim COO Farming: Per-Roar Gjerde COO Sales and Marketing: Ola Brattvoll COO Fish Feed: Ben Hadfield Global Director R&D: Øyvind Oaland Chief Strategy Officer: Glenn Flanders Global Director HR: Anne Lorgen Riise Communication Director: Kristine Gramstad Wedler
Above: Per-Roar Gjerde