Eliasen is currently MD of Havsbrún, the feed division of the Bakkafrost Group, and has broad experience in the fish farming industry having been active in restructuring fish farming in the Faroes and holding various executive positions in the industry.
A statement from SSC notes that, under Anderson’s leadership, the company “has developed positively and created value for its shareholders, culminating in the acquisition by Bakkafrost. Following successful integration into Bakkafrost, SSC will be better placed to pursue further growth opportunities by leveraging its leading position in the Scottish salmon sector and its established premium brands. The board would like to thank Craig for his valued contribution to the business over the last six years and wish him all the best with his new endeavours.”
Anderson commented: "Following the completion of the acquisition of SSC, Bakkafrost will take leadership of the company to deliver the growth vision of the enlarged group. I am proud of the entire SSC team and the success that we collectively achieved. It has been a pleasure being the driving force in ensuring that throughout the world, the value of Scottish provenance continues to be recognised".
Eliasen added: "Craig's reputation within SSC and the industry is one of a strong leader with a firm commitment to the company's stakeholders. I look forward to building on his legacy and maintaining the growth momentum of the company. My near-term objective will be to ensure a smooth integration of the business so the combined company can deliver the strategic synergies that underpinned the rationale for the acquisition."