BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Andreas Kvame started as new CEO from 1 June 2015.
He comes from the position of CEO for Scanbio held for 2 years. He has a 17 year long professional background from Marine Harvest Group where he participated in the top management team for many years, with responsibilities for sales, logistics, processing and integration.
Andreas Kvame has worked with change management and improvements in an international capacity in the aquaculture industry spanning many companies, including the integration of Stolt Seafarms, Panfish, Fjord Seafood and MHG. He has educational background from agriculture and aquaculture management.
Andreas Kvame is a Norwegian citizen living in Hjelmeland.
Atle Harald Sandtorv comes from the position as CFO in the subsea company Bennex. Prior to this, he was CFO in the OSE listed transport company Tide ASA. During his 13 years in the management of Tide ASA, he was a central person in times of strong growth and structural changes, mergers and acquisitions that formed what today is one of Norway’s leading transport companies.
He has got a MSc in Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH).
Atle Harald Sandtorv is a Norwegian citizen living in Bergen.
Knut Utheim has been employed in the newly established position COO Farming in Grieg Seafood since April 2014.
He has been working in the fish farming industry since 1990, i.a. in Stolt Sea farm (1990-2005) and Marine Harvest (2005-2014).
During the last 10 years Knut Utheim held the position as regional director in Marine Harvest Norway, central-Norway. He is a Dh-candidate in aquaculture from the SFDH.
Knut Utheim is a Norwegian citizen living in Bergen.
Kathleen O. Mathisen has a long experience in the International Offshore Oil and Gas Industry. She has worked with HR for more than 18 years, resulting in a broad and extensive experience within the field of HR.
Kathleen O. Mathisen’s core skills include organizational development and transformation processes, and she has several years of proactive, results-oriented, diversified corporate experience with an emphasis in human resources.
She has a number of management courses from UIB, BI and NHH and is presently in the process of taking an MBA in Leadership and Sustainability at the University of Cumbria in UK. In December 2013 she was awarded “Sunnivaprisen”, named after Bergen’s patron St. Sunniva.
Kathleen O. Mathisen is a Norwegian citizen living in Bergen.
Roy-Tore Rikardsen took over as Managing Director for Grieg Seafood Finnmark AS in July 2014.
He has 15 years’ experience from the fishfarming industry. The last 6 years he has worked as ‘production manager seawater’ at Lerøy Aurora AS (25,000 tons).
Roy-Tore Rikardsen has also worked in the aquaculture technology industry (Akva Group), and the feed and nutrition industry (Ewos). He holds an ‘environment and marine technology engineering’ degree from the University of Tromsø.
Roy-Tore Rikardsen is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Tromsø, Norway.
Alexander Knudsen has been working in Grieg Seafood since 1997.
He previously worked in Øvrebø Fisk AS which was bought by Grieg Seafood in 1997.
Alexander Knudsen had a degree in economy and administration from Molde Universtiy College.
He is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Rennesøy.
Rocky Boschman has been Managing Director of Grieg Seafood BC Ltd. since September 16, 2016.
He started as Saltwater Production Director at the beginning of 2016 until filling the position vacated by Stewart Hawthorn.
Rocky Boschman has been working in BC’s salmon farming industry since 1986 and has held various management positions.
He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Marine Biology from the University of Victoria and a Master’s in Business Administration from Royal Roads University.
Rocky Boschman is a Canadian citizen living in BC, Canada.
Grant Cumming takes over as Managing Director of Grieg Seafood Shetland Ltd. on the 1st of December 2016.
He has worked in the company since 2005, where he has served as Production Manager.
Grant has seventeen years of experience in salmon farming and five lecturing in aquaculture.
Grant holds a degree in Zoology from the University of Aberdeen and a Masters in Mariculture Science from the NAFC Marine Centre.
He is a British citizen and lives in the Shetland Islands, UK.
Per Grieg jr has been actively involved in leading positions in Grieg Seafood ASA since the foundation in 1992, and has played a major role in building the Grieg Seafood Group. He held the position as CEO until August 2008. He holds a MSc degree at The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Department of Marine Technology and a MBA from INSEAD, France. Grieg holds an extensive experience as researcher at Marintek in Trondheim, as ship broker at EA Gibson and Joachim Grieg & Co, where he also was Managing Director in the 90s and now holds the position as Chairman of the board. He has been involved in establishing a numerous companies within several sectors, and has been or is board member in companies like Fjord Seafood ASA, Marine Farms ASA, Erfjord Stamfisk AS and AON Grieg – together with several companies within The Grieg Group. Grieg also owns and manages his own investment company. Per Grieg jr is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Bergen, Norway.
Asbjørn Reinkind has a degree as ”siviløkonom” from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) in Bergen and has further education from IMD and Insead (AMP). He has extensive experience from the FMCG industry and branded foods with eg. 18 years employment in Rieber & Søn ASA , as Managing Director of Denja, Managing Director of Toro and 6 years as CEO of Rieber & Søn ASA. Reinkind has also broad experience from the aquaculture and fish farming industry, eg. as Group Managing Director of Hydro Seafood Group (1997 – 2000), former chairman of Pieters Group, Seafarm Invest and Sjøtroll Havbruk. Reinkind has also been a non-executive Board member of companies in the marine sector, eg. Fiskeriforskning, Domstein ASA and Pronova Biocare. Reinkind is today chairman of SpisGrilstad AS, Board member of Chata Polska/MAROL (Polish food grocery chain and wholesaler), Board member of Biomar Group (Denmark, global fish-feed producer) and senior advisor in two private equity companies. He is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Bergen, Norway
Ola Braanaas was born in Hamar. He is a fish farmer and agricultural college graduate, and has also studied, pedagogics, aquatic ecology, and fishery at the county colleges of Oppland and Nordland. Braanaas established the company Firda Settefisk in 1986, and is currently the sole owner and chairman of the board in the Firda Eienedom AS Group, which is a fully integrated fish farming company based at Byrknesøy in the county of Sogn og Fjordane. During the mid 90’s Braanaas was involved in establishing the company GO-Fish which was involved in fish farming at the Faroe Islands and in the counties of Troms, Møre og Romsdal and Sogn og Fjordane. Braanaas has held various board positions in Vestnorsk Havbrukslag, Norway Seafarms AS and Wergeland Holding AS. Braanaas is a Norwegian citizen residing at Svinøyna in the Gulen municipality.
Karin Bing Orgland is a professional board member. She has extensive experience from the financial sector and was, i.a., executive vice president of DNB until Q1 2013. She is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Oslo.
Wenche Kjølås is a business studies graduate from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH). She is Executive Director of Grieg Maturitas AS since 2009, and before then she was CFO of Grieg Logistics AS for 3 years. Kjølås’ previous positions include Group director Finance of Kavli Holding AS, MD of O. Kavli AS, financial director of Kavli Holding AS, business manager of Hakon Group AS in Bergen and manager and management consultant of Touche Ross. Kjølås has been a member of the board of Cermaq ASA from 2003 to 2009, and a member of the board of Selvaag Bolig ASA from 2011 to 2013. She has also been a member of the general assembly of Sparebank-stiftelsen DnBNor. Kjølås is now a member of the board of DOF ASA, the chairman of the board of Flytoget AS, and has been a member of the board of Grieg Seafood ASA since May 2009. Kjølås is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Bergen, Norway.
Trude E. Østvedt was employed in Grieg Seafood in 2007 as Chief Accountant Officer when the company was listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Østvedt is a certified public accountant from NHH, and has studied Change Management and Leadership at Malmo University, Sweden. She has experience in external audit respectively from PwC and Ernst & Young. Østvedt was employed in Grieg Group Resources AS (GGR; a company in the Grieg Group) in the period 1993-2007. Østvedt’s areas of experiences were finance, accounting, human resources, marketing and communications. The last two years in GGR she held the position as administrative manager. Østvedt is a Norwegian citizen living in Bergen.
Frode Mathisen was in July 2010 appointed Director Biological Performance and Planning. From 2008, Mathisen held the position as Group Freshwater Manager. Prior to this, he held various positions with Grieg Seafood, Marine Harvest and Stolt Seafarm. Mathisen holds a master degree in Aquaculture from the University in Bergen. He is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Bergen.
Tor Eirik Homme has been employed in the newly established position as Director Feed and Nutrition in the Grieg Seafood Group since September 2010. Homme comes from the position as Marketing and Development Manager in EWOS, Norway. He has 16 years experience in the fish feed industry, and has the thorough knowledge of the development phases of today’s fish feed, the fish feed industry and the nutrition requirements for salmon. Homme has worked in areas such as sales, marketing, product development, project management, research and international coordination. He has got a Masters degree in Aquaculture from the University of Life Sciences at Ås. He is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Bergen.