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Global Seafood Alliance appoints new CEO

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The Global Seafood Alliance has named seafood industry veteran Mike Kocsis as its new chief executive officer as previous leader Wally Stevens steps down from the role.

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Wally Stevens, who has worked with GSA for 17 years, is stepping down from his role as chief executive


The Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) - a non-profit organisation promoting seafood sustainability - has announced that the role of chief executive officer will be filled by Mike Kocsis as Wally Stevens, who previously held the role, steps down.

Kocsis, who joined the seafood industry following a degree in supply chain management and international business, previously worked for the sustainability non-profit in the role of chief systems officer, before being promoted to chief strategy officer in 2023.

“I’m excited to continue advancing responsible seafood practices globally with our partners. GSA is proud to engage with many of the world’s leading aquaculture and wild-caught seafood producers, retailers, foodservice operators, and NGOs, and I look forward to closer collaboration as we advance our shared vision” said Kocsis, in a press release announcing his appointment.

“This work isn’t possible without the incredible team at GSA. Their commitment to our mission and dedication to continuous improvement inspires me daily. It’s an honour to serve this team and lead GSA into the future,” he added.

In addition to his previous work with the Global Seafood Alliance, Kocsis’ career includes leadership roles with seafood brands like High Liner Foods, King & Prince Seafood and Gorton’s Seafood, and in 2016 he was recognised on IntraFish’s “40 Under 40” list.

Kocsis will be assisted in the transition to his new role with the help of his predecessor, Wally Stevens, who has been a part of the organisation for almost two decades. Stevens will remain a member of the GSA board of directors and executive committee following the leadership transition.

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