MANAGEMENT

  • Andreas Kvame

    CEO

    BACKGROUND

    Andreas Kvame has international experience from change management and improvements in the aquaculture industry from a number of companies. He has previously worked as CEO of Scanbio AS, and as director of sales and supply at Mowi, where he was also responsible for the integration of Stolt Seafarms, Panfisk, and Fjord Seafood.

    EDUCATION

    Kvame has an educational background in agriculture and aquaculture.

  • Atle Harald Sandtorv

    Chief Financial Officer

    BACKGROUND

    Atle Harald Sandtorv has extensive experience of mergers and acquisitions, with responsibility of pursuing growth and structural changes. He has previously served as CFO of Bennex and Tide.

    EDUCATION

    Sandtorv holds a master’s degree in business and economics.

  • Knut Utheim

    Chief Operational Officer Farming

    BACKGROUND

    Knut Utheim has 30 years of experience within the aquaculture industry, with the focus on salmon farming and biology. He has previously served as a regional director with Mowi and as COO of farming at Stolt Seafarm, among others.

    EDUCATION

    Utheim has an aquaculture degree.

  • Kathleen O. Mathisen

    Chief Human Resource Officer

    BACKGROUND

    Kathleen O. Mathisen has extensive experience of business-driven HR activities, focusing on the human capital in the organization, mainly from the international offshore oil and gas industry. She has previously worked as vice president HR at Dof Subsea, among others.

    EDUCATION

    Mathisen has taken several management courses, including courses within leadership and sustainability.

     

  • Roy-Tore Rikardsen

    Chief Operating Officer Farming North America

    BAKGRUNN

    Roy-Tore Rikardsen har over 20 års erfaring fra akvakulturnæringen. Han har hatt en rekke stillinger, blant annet produksjonssjef havbruk i Lerøy Aurora, regiondirektør i Akva Group og salgskonsulent i Ewos.

    UTDANNING

    Rikardsen har en ingeniørgrad innenfor miljø og marinteknikk.

  • Alexander Knudsen

    Chief Operating Officer Farming Europe

    BACKGROUND

    Alexander Knudsen has more than 20 years of experience from various positions within the aquaculture industry. Knudsen worked at Øvrebø Fisk, which was acquired by Grieg Seafood in 1997, since then he has held several positions at Grieg Seafood Rogaland.

    EDUCATION

    Knudsen has a degree in economics and business administration.

  • Kristina Furnes

    Group Communication Manager

    BACKGROUND

    Kristina Furnes has seven years of experience within strategic communications, PR, public affairs, journalism and public administration. Her previous positions include client director at the communications agency Geelmuyden Kiese and freelance journalism.

    EDUCATION

    Furnes has a master’s degree in political science and government

  • Per Grieg jr.

    Chairman of the Board

    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 has previously acted as Chairman and CEO, and he is presently back as Chairman of the Board.  

    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’s work experience includes Researcher at Marintek in Trondheim, Ship broker at EA Gibson and Joachim Grieg & Co, where he also was CEO in the 90’s and now holds the position as Chairman.

    Per Grieg jr has been involved in establishing 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 – in addition to several companies in The Grieg Group. Grieg also owns and manages his own investment company.

    Per Grieg jr is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Bergen, Norway.

  • Sirine Fodstad

    Board member

    Sirine Fodstad is educated within Business Administration at the Pacific University, Tacoma, Washington, USA. She also has education within HR.

    Fodstad has 21 years of experience in the public and private sectors, included finance, oil & gas, chemical and airline industry with focus on people issues and the HR function. She has worked in various companies such as Norsk Hydro, Exult Ltd. UK, Air France, and several consulting firms.

    Fodstad has worked with top leadership teams and middle management. She has designed and implemented large successful transformation programs/projects in global corporations and government departments with 100,000+ employees with great complexity.

    Today she is the CHRO in Norges Bank Investment Management and takes up the position as CEO of Grieg Maturitas on 1 June 2019.

    Fodstad lives in Oslo and is a Norwegian citizen.

  • Trude Østvedt

    CAO

    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

    Director Biological Performance and Planning

    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

    Director Feed and Nutrition

    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.

  • Tore Holand

    Board Member

    Tore Holand is educated in fishery economics, catch and aquaculture from Bodø University College. He has 30 years of experience from key positions in the aquaculture industry, the last 10 years as CEO of Midt-Norsk Havbruk AS. Holand has many years of experience as a board member and chair within the fields of smolt, cleaner fish, meal and oil, harvesting and processing, wellboat and sales, and is therefore familiar with most areas of salmon farming. Holand lives in Rørvik and is a Norwegian citizen.

  • Katrine Trovik

    Board Member

    Katrine Trovik has an MBA from Norwegian School of Economics. She also has a law degree from the University of Bergen.

    Trovik has been a member of the top management group for the DNB corporate market for more than 10 years, thereby playing a key role in the transformation the bank has undergone during this period. She has been responsible for DNB’s activities in the Western Norway, with particular focus on positioning the bank in the ever-growing ecosystem of innovation and growth. She’s been full result, credit and compliance response for a portfolio of NOK 60 billion with a strong impact of companies from the marine industry. Prior to this, she has 10 years of practice as a business lawyer and partner in two of Norway’s largest law firm.

    Trovik has gained extensive board experience from board positions in business and organizational life from listed companies, state-owned companies to newly established technology companies as well as research foundations and nonprofit organizations.

    Her core competence is within business management, business law, finance and management, but also has a solid understanding of business development and sustainability issues.

    Katrine Trovik lives in Bergen and is a Norwegian citizen.

  • Marianne Ødegaard Ribe

    Board Member

    Marianne Ødegaard Ribe holds a Master Degree in Business and Economics from BI in Oslo.

    Ødegaard Ribe has broad management experience as President of NorgesGruppen Servicehandel where she is responsible for a portfolio of companies within the convenience and restaurant sector. Further, she has held leadership positions within market and business development in NSB, the LEGO Group and Jordan.

    Ødegaard Ribe has broad board experience from companies in retail, transport and food industry. Her core competence is within business and management, with a particular focus on innovation, marketing and business development.

    Marianne Ødegaard Ribe is a Norwegian citizen living in Oslo.