Board of Directors

Ole Eirik Lerøy, Chairman of the Board

EducationEducated at the Norwegian School of Management 1980-84. AFF management program 1992.
BackgroundFormer CEO in Lerøy Seafood Group ASA 1991-2008, former Chairman of the Norwegian Seafood Federation (FHL) and former chairman of the board of the Norwegian Seafood Export Council (NSEC). Mr. Lerøy has broad experience from the seafood industry. He is member of the board of the International Groundfish Forum.

Number of shares: 1.500.332
Number of options: 750.000

Lisbet K. Nærø

Born: 1963
Position: CEO Fana Sparebank
Education: MBA from UCF Florida (2000), Master of Science in Business Norwegian School of Economics (1988) AMP from Harvard Business School (2008)
Background: Former CEO in Tide ASA and BN Bank ASA. Wide comprehensive experience from banking and financial services as CFO in SpareBank 1 SR-Bank, Fjordline/BNR ASA and Sparebanken Vest.
Number of shares: 332

Cecilie Fredriksen

Position: Frontline Corporate Services Ltd
Education: Bachelor of Business and Science from London Metropolitan University
Background: Fredriksen is member of the board of Aktiv Kapital ASA.
Number of shares: 332

Kristian Melhuus

Born: 1981
Position: Director of Seatankers Management Norway AS
Education: MSc in Industrial Economics and technology Management from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and has also studied Finance, Derivatives and Econometrics at the University of Karlsruhe.
Background: Before working in Seatankers he has among other things held the position as Investment Director in HitecVision (2013-2016), CFO/COO of Liquid Barcodes (2008-2013) and analyst at ABG Sundal Collier (2006-2008).

Number of shares: 332

Paul Mulligan

Born: 1969
Position: President Coca-Cola Refreshments
Education: Degree in Economics (University College Dublin, Ireland), a Masters in Accounting and Finance (Dublin City University) and completed the chartered accounting exams while with KPMG in Ireland.
Background: More than 20 years of experience in the Coca-Cola Company. Before taking the position as President of Coca-Cola Refreshments, he was most recently Region Director responsible for The Coca-Cola Company Bottling Investments Group’s (BIG) operations in Japan and Latin America, serving on the Board of Directors of the Tokyo Coca-Cola Bottling Company, the Tone Coca-Cola Bottling Company (Japan) and Solar Coca-Cola Bottling Company (Brazil) with operational accountability for six Coca-Cola Franchises across Japan and Latin America. Prior to his Coca-Cola experience, Paul worked in audit and tax with KPMG in Ireland and USA.

Number of shares: 332

Jean-Pierre Bienfait

Born: 1963
Position: COO MAKRO Thailand
Education:  Master of Law degree from Utrecht University, the Netherlands, and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University, New York. He participated in the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School during 2013.
Background: From 1991 to 2013 he worked in Food Retail and Food Service at SHV MAKRO and METRO GROUP where he assumed increasingly senior international management positions, mostly in Asia. He worked as Operations Director MAKRO Indonesia, CEO MAKRO China, VP Operations METRO China and CEO METRO Egypt and the Netherlands. After a period at Unilever he returned to Food Retail as COO MAKRO Thailand responsible for Asian expansion.

Number of shares: 332

Birgitte Ringstad Vartdal

Born: 1977
Position: CEO Golden Ocean Management
Education: Degree of Siv.Ing. (MSc) in Physics and Mathematics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and an MSc in Financial Mathematics from Heriot-Watt University, Scotland.
Background: CFO Golden Ocean Management 2010-2016. Before that, Birgitte held various positions in the Torvald Klaveness Group and Hydro Energy.
Number of shares: 332

Unni Sværen

Born: 1971
Position: Long-term planner, Mowi Markets
Education: Master of Science in Business, specialized in internationalization, from Bodø Graduate School of Business
Background: She has worked in the company since 1996. Started in Hydro Seafood Sales and later Marine Harvest with logistics, planning and sales. Unni has also held the position of Value Chain Manager within the company, including responsibility for all spot sales within Marine Harvest Norway, planning and logistics.

Number of shares: 247

Jørgen Wengaard

Born: 1991
Position: Fish farmer at seawater site Haverøy and employee representative for all fish farmers in Region South.  
Education: Tekniske- og allmenne fag (TAF Marin) at Fusa Vgs (2007-2011), Certificate of completion as a fish farmer in 2011, currently finishing the part-time course in Aquaculture Operations and Management at the MH University.
BackgroundStarted his career at a freshwater site as an apprentice in 2007 and has also worked with Sea bass and Sea Bream for a short period during his apprenticeship. Joined Marine Harvest in 2013 as a fish farmer at Haverøy. Holds various Board positions in Fellesforbundet and the Vocational Training Office for Fisheries. 

Number of shares: 151

Anders Sæther

Born: 1971
PositionQuality Manager, Mowi Norway AS, Region Mid 
Education: Degree of Siv.Ing. (MSc) in Mechanical Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Department of Production and Quality Engineering.
Background: He has worked in the company since 1999, and has held various positions in both Marine Harvest and Hydro Seafood: Quality & Technical Manager (2014-2017), Quality & HSE Manager (2005-2014), Quality Manger (2002-2005), Site Manager at the seafarm Ilsøya (1999-2002). Has also experience from various technical projects and trials; new cage systems, new wellboats, new deloucing systems etc.

Number of shares: 151