Former Mowi Director joins Grieg Seafood as Chief Commercial Officer

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Former Sales Director of Mowi Markets Norway Director Erik Holvik will start on the 1st October.

In a press release, salmon farmer Grieg Seafood writes that Erik Holvik is to join its Executive Management Team and establish its integrated sales and market organisation. He will drive the development and execution of the company’s “downstream efforts and global commercial strategy.”

Holvik has a long track record in the seafood industry, and has until now held the position as Sales Director of Mowi Markets Norway. He began his career in Coast Seafood in 2003, where he worked for four years in the company’s VAP department. Since 2011, Holvik has held various roles within sales, trading and towards the retail market in Mowi. From 2013 and onwards, he helped build the company’s sales organisation in Bergen, Norway. Holvik holds a Bachelor Degree in Commerce from Macquire University in Australia.

Commenting on the appointment, CEO Andreas Kvame said: “In Grieg Seafood, we have very exciting years ahead of us. By 2025, we will grow sustainably, we will improve our production cost and we will evolve from being a pure supplier of salmon to becoming an innovation partner for selected customers. I am very pleased that Erik will join our team to develop our new downstream efforts. He has the experience, the knowledge and not least the enthusiasm needed to succeed.”

New COO Erik Holvik said that he learnt a lot from Mowi: “Still, it was impossible to turn down the opportunity to create something brand new in Grieg Seafood. I look forward to building a new sales organization and to bring out the market potential of the company. This will be a very exciting journey and I am looking forward to getting started.”

In May 2020, Grieg Seafood announced that the sales partnership with Bremnes Seashore will be dissolved and that the company would set up its own, fully integrated sales organisation, in line with its new business strategy.