Scot to head Cermaq Chile
AQUACULTURE veteran Steven Rafferty has been appointed the new managing director of Cermaq Chile, it was announced last month. He joins the company - which he last worked for as chief financial officer and chief operating officer farming between 2008 and 2010 - from London based Global Maritime.
The Scot was managing director of Skretting Global Salmon and Fish Feed Southern Europe until September 2017, based in Stavanger in Norway, and a member of the Nutreco executive committee.
Rafferty previously worked for Marine Harvest in the 1990s, with roles in Scotland, Chile and the US, rising to chief farming officer in 2005.
He remained with the company when it was acquired by Nutreco (Skretting’s owner), later joining Nutreco in 2012, after it had sold Marine Harvest.
Rafferty, who lived and worked in Chile for six years, said: ‘I very much look forward to lead Cermaq’s operations in Chile.
Cermaq CEO Geir Molvik said Rafferty, who takes up his post in Puerto Montt, on June 1, was ‘definitely the right person for this task, bringing with him broad knowledge from the industry’.
Above: Steven Rafferty