Nordhammer in line for chair’s role at SalMar

Leif Inge Nordhammer

Leif Inge Nordhammer is set to become the next Chairman of fish farming giant SalMar, subject to a shareholders’ vote at the company’s annual general meeting in June.

Nordhammer is the recommended candidate put forward by SalMar’s Nomination Committee to succeed Atle Eide, who will be stepping down at the AGM on 8 June. Nordhammer has had two stints as Chief Executive at the company (1996-2011 and 2014-2016) and currently runs his own investment company LIN AS. He is also a board member of Kverva AS, a privately-owned investment company in the Nordics specialising in aquaculture and marine resources, which is SalMar’s majority shareholder. He has been a board member of SalMar since 2020, and is Chairman of Scottish Sea Farms, which is co-owned by SalMar and Lerøy Seafoods.

Also nominated as a new board member by the Nomination Committee is Magnus Dybvad, Investment Director of Kverva. The committee is recommending the re-election of Margarethe Hauge as Deputy Chairman.

Atle Eide (Photo: SalMar)