Seafood Council names new France envoy

Sigrid Louise G. Philippart, envoy in France for the Norwegian Seafood Council

The Norwegian Seafood Council has a new envoy to help promote the industry in France, one of the country’s main salmon markets.

She is 41-year-old Sigrid Louise G. Philippart (pictured) who is coming into the world of fish from the energy industry.

She takes over from Trine Horne who has been doing the job for the past five years and takes up her position on 1 May.

Børge Grønbech Director of Global Operations at the Seafood Council, said: “Sigrid has a very strong CV and an exciting background for us.

“In Sigrid, we get a very good capacity that can further develop one of the core markets for Norwegian seafood, where we have done solid work together with the industry over a long period of time.”

Philippart spent 14 years in the energy industry and holds a double master’s degree in international management and a bachelor’s degree in languages and social sciences, including French.

She is leaving her position as strategy and communications manager at the fuel and renewable energy business St1 Norge AS.

Philippart said: “ I am very happy to have the opportunity to promote Norwegian seafood in France. I look forward to getting to know the industry, partners and colleagues in the Norwegian Seafood Council, and to contributing to further growth in a large and important market.”

Børge Grønbech paid tribute to the outgoing Trine Horne, saying: “Trine has worked for Norwegian seafood in a very good way in an exciting and important market for the entire industry.

“I would therefore like to express great gratitude for her good contribution and the work she has done on behalf of the Seafood Council.”

Trine Horne

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