Odd Eliasen, existing Managing Director of Havsbrún, part of the Bakkafrost Group, will assume the top position at Scottish Salmon Company with immediate effect.
In a press release from the Oslo Stock Exchange, The Scottish Salmon Company has today announced on Monday, that following the impending merger with Bakkafrost, it has been jointly agreed that Craig Anderson will leave his position as Chief Executive Officer.
Eliasen has broad experience in the fish farming industry and has been active in restructuring fish farming in the Faroes and has held various Board positions in the industry.
“Under the leadership of Craig the Company has year on year 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,” it wrote.
Craig Anderson, CEO, 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”.
Odd Eliasen, incoming CEO commented: “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.”