IFFO, the body representing the global marine ingredients sector, has named Gonzalo de Romaña as its next President. He is the CEO of Peruvian fishmeal and fish oil producer Tecnológica de Alimentos (TASA), and he has been a member of the IFFO Board of Directors since 2018.
The new Vice-President is Egil Magne Haugstad, CEO of Pelagia AS. Pelagia’s Head Office is in Norway with factories concentrated on North Atlantic. Pelagia is also the largest producer of Pelagic Seafood globally and high-quality Omega-3 concentrates in Norway. Pelagia runs the biggest fleet of vessels collecting byproducts in categories 3 and 2 from the Salmon industry.
Following his appointment, President de Romaña stated: “I am delighted to carry on the work with IFFO, The Marine Ingredients organisation, engaging with the whole marine ingredients value chain, supporting our members while addressing important topics, such as climate change, nutrition and responsible sourcing. More than ever, I am convinced that marine ingredients hold the key to an improved food production system, providing the most nutritious protein with a low carbon footprint.”
Also joining the IFFO board are Adriana Giudice, Walter Martinez, Nick Sterrett, Mohammed Shawkath Showry, Johannes Palsson, Andrè du Preez and José Miguel Tirado.