Cermaq finance chief moves to Atlantic Sapphire

Gunnar Aasbo-Skinderhaug takes up role as CFO, Atlantic Sapphire from 1 July 2024

The Florida land-based salmon company Atlantic Sapphire has appointed a new chief financial officer.

The new CFO is Gunnar Aasbo-Skinderhaug who is moving from Cermaq. Atlantic Sapphire said the appointment will strengthen its leadership team, bringing operational and financial experience from the salmon farming industry to secure its path toward profitability.

With this appointment, taking effect from 1 July, Atlantic Sapphire said it further aims to enhance its capabilities and ensure readiness for the upcoming phase two expansion project.

The current CFO Karl Øystein Øyehaug has decided to resign from his position.

Gunnar Aasbo-Skinderhaug has more than 15 years in seafood and salmon farming and joins Atlantic Sapphire from the position as Director of Cermaq Norway Salmon.  He has also had multiple operational executive roles in Norway and worked on operational improvements in the Norwegian and Chilean operations of Cermaq.

Aasbo-Skinderhaug has also had more than 10 years’ experience as CFO, including with previously Oslo Stock Exchange-listed Aker Seafoods, as well as several years of experience with land-based farming, including RAS production

He said: “I am proud to get this opportunity in Atlantic Sapphire. The demand for salmon is strong while the industry’s supply cannot keep up.

“The future of salmon farming includes significant production volumes from land-based farms, and Atlantic Sapphire has long experience and a unique position to serve the greatest salmon market in the world with premium salmon.”

The Atlantic Sapphire board said it wanted to thank Karl Øystein Øyehaug for his significant contribution to the company over the past six years, and his role in developing Atlantic Sapphire into what it is today.



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