Oaland steps up at Mowi

Oyvind Oaland. Photo: Mowi

MOWI has carried out a series of further senior changes in its management structure, including in Scotland, which are not thought to be directly Covid-19 related.

The world’s largest salmon producer said that Øyvind Oaland, who was previously the technical director of Mowi, will now become the operating director of the group\’s Norwegian fish farms. Oaland, who has worked for the company for 20 years, will be given the position as part of a reorganisation. Norway, Scotland, Ireland and the Faroe Islands will have their own operational directors. For Scotland and Ireland, the chief operating officer is confirmed as Ben Hadfield. His position was first announced at Christmas.

CEO Ivan Vindheim, said:

\’I am very pleased that Øyvind has accepted this challenge. He is very knowledgeable and possesses extensive farming experience after 20 years in various key positions at Mowi. Øyvind’ s appointment is a significant step towards facilitating increased license utilisation and reduced costs in Norway, our most important farming region.

\’The new farming structure with separate chief operating officers for Farming Norway, Scotland & Ireland, and Americas and the Faroes strengthens our leadership resources in farming and enables us to adopt an even more hands-on approach than today\’.

To replace Mr Oaland as chief technical officer, the company has appointed Catarina Martins as Chief Sustainability Officer who will also take charge of Mowi’s global research and development team. She holds a Masters in Marine Biology from Lisbon University, a PhD in Animal Sciences from Wageningen University in the Netherlands and an MBA from The Norwegian School of Economics.


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