Fish Health Senior Joins Novartis Aqua Norway –

Fish Health Senior Joins Novartis Aqua Norway Published:  23 February, 2010

Novartis Aqua Norway has strengthened its team with Mr. Asmund Baklien, one of the most experienced fish health profiles of Norway

Asmund Baklien, one the most experienced fish health profiles of Norway, has joined Novartis Aqua Norway as its National Account Manager.

For as long as four centuries, Mr. Baklien, both a Master of Marine Biology and an MBA, has worked in leading fish health positions on several continents, both in global companies and with the Norwegian authorities. In his last appointment he worked with Pharmaq as Director Latin America.

Mr. Baklien was among other things the Project Director for building a new production unit for fish vaccines in Overhalla, the head of the R&D-site and broodstock station Svanøy Foundation, and a university researcher and lecturer in aquaculture. He has also joined the board of several fish farming companies, notably AquaChile, one of the world’s largest producers.

During his long career, Mr. Baklien has always stressed the importance of preventive fish health precautions, such as use of vaccines and other positive environmental products, in order to avoid diseases and pollution.

This basic perspective Mr. Baklien will now continue with the Novartis, strengthening a team that is cutting edge competent in the outset. Novartis is well positioned for finding solution on future fish health problems within the aquaculture industry and Baklien looks forward to be an active participant in the team.