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14 February 2019, at 9:00am

AKVA has appointed Espen Fredrik Staubo, who has a PhD in nuclear physics and extensive experience of the aquaculture sector as its new chief technical officer (CTO).

Hired to drive innovation and sustainable development for the aquaculture industry, he will join the group on 11 March, allowing the group’s current SVP Technology and Development, Trond Severinsen, to retire after more than 25 years with the company.

Espen Fredrik Staubo will take up position as AKVA's CTO on 11 March
Espen Fredrik Staubo will take up position as AKVA's CTO on 11 March

Staubo has extensive management experience, gained at a number of international businesses, including McKinsey, Elkem and Elopak. Between 1997 and 2005 he worked for Stolt Sea Farm, including four years as President for the company’s European business. He has also been the CEO of the US-based aquaculture company Low Salinity, where he was hired to build up the company’s land-based seafood production.

“AKVA group has been a pioneer and technology driver in the aquaculture industry for more than 45 years. Our ability to offer innovative solutions that break the ground for new opportunities in the industry, streamline daily work operations and promote good fish welfare, is fundamental for us in order to succeed. Mr Staubo will play an important role going forward and we are excited to welcome him to the team. With his qualifications I am confident that we as a company will continue putting our mark on the industry,” says CEO Hallvard Muri.

“AKVA group is an exciting company with a solid position in the industry. The company is currently working on several promising development processes and has made sustainable development a premise for all innovation. This makes up a solid foundation with a significant potential that I am looking forward to help develop further,” says Staubo.

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