GRIEG Seafood has appointed Grant Cumming as its new managing director of Grieg Seafood Shetland. He will replace Sigurd Pettersen, who has announced his resignation, from December 1, 2016.
Cumming, who was production manager of the firm’s Shetland operations, has been at Grieg for 12 years.
He holds a BSc (hons) in Zoology (Marine and Fisheries Biology) from Aberdeen University and an MSc in Mariculture.
He also has considerable practical knowledge of salmon farming gained during his time working with other farming companies.
Andreas Kvame, CEO of Grieg Seafood, said: ‘It`s important for us to secure and maintain the new strategy for the region that has been implemented by the management team.
‘With Mr Cumming taking over the MD role, we will be able to secure continuity in the strategic plan that has been rolled out.’
Pettersen will leave behind a successful turnaround of the business since he started in August 2013, said Kvame.
‘We are very satisfied with the work and changes Sigurd has made during these three years and we regret that he now wishes to retire from his position.
‘His strong leadership skills and loyalty will be missed by the company.’