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Group Management

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Hallvard Muri
Chief Executive Officer

Hallvard Muri (b. 1960), assumed the position as CEO in November 2016. Prior to joining AKVA group, he was the CEO of Aker BioMarine AS. Before joining Aker BioMarine AS, Mr. Muri had extensive experience serving in various senior management positions in Aker group companies from 2002 onwards. Hallvard has more than 25 years of senior management experience from a variety of different industries as well as fisheries and aquaculture related sectors. Mr. Muri holds an MsC (Siviløkonom) from BI/Norwegian Business School. He is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Asker, Norway.
 
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Simon Nyquist Martinsen
Chief Financial Officer

Simon Nyquist Martinsen (b. 1969), assumed the position as CFO in February 2017. Prior to joining AKVA group, he was CFO of Constructor Group, a pan-European provider of storage solutions. He has extensive experience both as a financial as well as an operational executive. He has also served as acting CEO of Constructor Group, and has held several positions within the Aker group, including Norway Seafoods ASA. He spent the first years of his career with KPMG. Simon holds a Master in Accounting and Auditing from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), and is qualified as a State Authorized Public Accountant in Norway. He is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Bærum, Norway.
 
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Per Andreas Hjetland
Chief Operations Officer Nordic

Per Andreas Hjetland (b. 1961), has been employed with AKVA group ASA since 2008 where he assumed the position as COO in September 2010. Prior to joining AKVA group, he held several senior positions with international companies. His professional background covers industrial technologies, and he also brings with him extensive experience in business operations, sales & marketing.  Per Andreas’ academic background was gained at the Technical School of Stavanger. He is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Høle, Norway.
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Svein Jørgen Fuglesang
Senior Vice President Supply Chain & Manufacturing

Svein Jørgen Fuglesang (b. 1969), assumed the position as SVP in July 2017. Prior to joining AKVA group, he was responsible for global manufacturing in Aker Solutions Subsea. He has extensive experience as operational executive in various supply chain and manufacturing environments. He has experience from multiple industries, including chemical processing, pharmaceuticals, foodstuff, management consulting, logistics and Oil&Gas. Svein Jørgen holds a Master in Chemical Engineering with Process Biotechnology from University of Strathclyde in Scotland. He is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Oslo, Norway.
 
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Trond Severinsen
Senior Vice President Technology & Development

Trond Severinsen (b. 1964), joined AKVA group in 1993 as General Manager for the company’s operations in Canada; a role he held until 2003 when he became CMO. He has worked within sales, marketing and R&D related to technology for the fish farming industry since early 1984. Trond had previously worked for Sea Farm Trading (1984–90), setting up their Canadian office in 1987. He later ran his own business until 1993. He is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Klepp, Norway.
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Morten Nielsen
Chief Operations Officer Land Based

Morten Nielsen (b. 1964), assumed the position as COO in August 2016. Prior to this position, Morten has held the position as CEO and founder of Aquatec Solutions A/S since 2004. During his 20 year long career he also has experience as R&D Manager and Operations Manager for DIAT/Cimbria Aquatec. Morten holds a Master of Science in Aquaculture from Aalborg University. He is a Danish citizen and resides in Egtved, Denmark.
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Inge Forseth
Chief Operations Officer Software

Inge Forseth (b. 1971), joined AKVA group in 2014. His professional background includes national and international managerial positions in companies like Eltek, Autronica and Glen Dimplex. He holds extensive experience from a range of technological fields, covering both the hardware as well as the software area. Inge holds a Master of Science in electrical engineering from the Norwegian University for Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. He is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Trondheim, Norway.
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Andrew Campbell
Regional President, Americas & Australasia

Andrew Campbell (b. 1966), joined the AKVA group in 2000, and has been General Manager in Chile since 2006. From 1989-2000, he worked as a Production Manager in the salmon industry in New Zealand for the New Zealand Salmon Company Ltd. Andrew holds a bachelor of science degree from New Zealand’s Victoria University, and is a New Zealand citizen with permanent residency in Chile.
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David Thorburn
Regional President, Europe & Middle East

David Thorburn (b.1960) joined AKVA group in 2008. Prior to that he had been General Manager of Idema Aqua UK  and Europe operations. He has been involved in the aquaculture industry for nearly 30 years. He has managed projects with companies working on both landbased and  cage aquaculture on a global scale. His early career was  as a Service Manager in Anadrill Schlumberger in the  oil industry travelling extensively working on international projects. It was at this time that he  first became interested in the aquaculture industry. David is a Scottish citizen and resides in Nairn near Inverness.
 
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