Andøya, March 19, 2021
At today’s extraordinary general meeting in Andfjord Salmon AS, Roger Brynjulf Mosand was unanimously elected new board chair, in line with the nomination committee’s proposal. Former working board chair Roy Bernt Pettersen will remain a board member and will contribute with his development expertise moving forward.
“I’m transferring the office of board chair to the very best hands, now that the company is moving into the operational phase”, says founder and former chair Roy Bernt Pettersen, who is remaining on the board.
“It's a natural time to change the chair of the board now that the company is moving from a developmental to an operational phase. It's been important for Andfjord Salmon to find a replacement with strong experience in leadership and the industry, which Mosand has to a great extent. Andfjord Salmon has major development potential that's both sustainable and has commercial value, and that's where I'll be contributing with my expertise”, says Pettersen.
Through his company Andfjord Holding AS, Pettersen is the biggest owner of the company and will remain on the board. Following today's extraordinary general meeting, the board comprises Roger Brynjulf Mosand (chair), Roy Bernt Pettersen, Tore Traaseth, Knut Roald Holmøy, Bettina Flatland, Kim Marius Strandenæs and Berit Emelie Pettersen (deputy member).
Roger Brynjulf Mosand is managing director of the aquaculture company Nordlaks Produkter, a position he has held since 2001. Mosand has led Nordlaks Produkter through a long period of strong growth and development.
“It's fantastic to see the first pool that's now being prepared for setting out fish later this year. The time has passed quickly since we first broke ground in June 2019. We are soon moving into a very exciting operational phase. The company has secured fantastic expertise on its board and in its management, and, not least, among the new employees,” says Pettersen, who has been chair of the board ever since the company was founded in 2014.
Andfjord Salmon AS has ambitions of building the world's most fish-friendly and environmentally friendly salmon production facility, with an annual production volume of 90,000 tonnes. Andfjord Salmon AS's Kvalnes development is proceeding according to plan. In connection with the presentation of its Q4 2020 results, the company announced that project risk has been significantly reduced over the course of the fourth quarter of 2020 and into 2021.
“We are very satisfied with our development and progress. We are pursuing our plan of building the world's most fish-friendly, environmentally friendly, and sustainable fish-farming facility of its kind. We have gained impressive expertise along the way, which makes us confident heading into the next phase”, says Martin Rasmussen, managing director of Andfjord Salmon.