Mowi’s former CEO joins Eide Fjordbruk

Alf-Helge Aarskog

Former Mowi CEO Alf-Helge Aarskog has taken on a new role in aquaculture – as business developer at the Norwegian salmon company Eide Fjordbruk.

Aarskog starts in his new post on 1 January. He has been taken on to continue with the development of the company and its Watermoon project, which involves the futuristic “Salmon Eye” aquaculture visitor centre (pictured, below).

Aarskog left Mowi in November 2019 after 10 years with the salmon giant.

Since then he has joined the board of Samherji, Iceland’s largest fishing and seafood business, to assist it with its aquaculture growth plans.

In August he became part of a new business venture headed by NTS founder Helge Gåsø.

Aarskog said: “ I am very much looking forward to working for Eide Fjordbruk. Going to the core of fish farming and concentrating on helping to develop solutions that can improve the production of salmon will be very nice.”

He said he was particularly looking forward to helping with the Eide group with its technology development plans, which he said will contribute to the better production of farmed fish.

He added: “I am impressed by the ambitions and visions of Eide Fjordbruk. The expertise in the organization seems very solid, and I will contribute to the team that will achieve the objectives of the company.”

Sondre Eide, CEO of Eide Fjordbruk, said: “We are lucky to have good and dedicated people from the cage edge to the office, now we are strengthening the team with Alf-Helge. We need the best minds to develop further as a company.

“We are incredibly happy to have Alf-Helge join the team together with all the good employees in Eide.”

The Salmon Eye, Eide Fjordbruk’s futuristic visitor centre, opened on 2 September 2022