Former Mowi CEO Atle Eide not standing for re-election as SalMar’s chairman of the board

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Replaced by Leif Inge Nordhammer.

The Nomination Committee in SalMar stated that Atle Eide has announced that he is not running for re-election as chairman of the board of the company.

“After a thorough assessment, the committee has come to a recommendation where Leif Inge Nordhammer replaces Atle Eide as chairman of the board,” said the chairman of the Nomination Committee Bjørn Wiggen.

Nordhammer was previously CEO in SalMar from 1996 to 2016, with a hiatus from 2011 to 2014. Today he member of Gustav Witzøe’s investment company (and majority owner of Salmar) Kverva.

He has extensive experience from leadership positions from several companies within aquaculture and has been a part of the industry since 1985. Former companies include Sparebank 1 Midt-Norge, E. Boneng & Sønn, Frøya Holding and Hydro Seafood. Nordhammer has been a board member of SalMar since June 2020.

Magnus Dybvad will also be appointed as a new board member as a representative of majority owner Kverva. Dybvad has been employed by Kverva since 2010, and is currently chief investment officer of the company.

The Nomination Committee recommends the re-election of the deputy chairman of the board, Margrethe Hauge. The other shareholder-elected members Tonje E. Foss and Linda Litlekalsøy Aase are not up for election.