Changes in MH top team

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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

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