Investor Relations

Nordic Aquafarms Group AS is a privately held Norwegian holding company with 5 subsidiaries:

 

Investors

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Rank Name/investor #Shares Ownership %
1 Rasmussengruppen AS 11 129 311 35,45%
2 Pemco Holding AS 5 088 079 16,21%
3 Brødr. Bøckmann AS 4 100 000 13,06%
4 Eker Group AS / Eker Crew AS 2 938 147 9,36%
5 Toluma Invest AS / Skips as Tudor 2 253 452 7,18%
6 Sundt AS 814 400 2,59%
7 Kewa Invest AS 800 300 2,55%
8 H. Hansen Holding AS 800 000 2,55%
9 Arne Erik Olsen 767 679 2,45%
10 Caddie Invest AS 706 609 2,25%
11-21 Others 1 994 274 6,35%
Total 28 430 756 100%%

Board of Directors

Black and white portrait image of Stig Even Jakobsen Board Member, Nordic Aquafarms

Stig Even Jakobsen

Chairman of the Board

Stig Even Jakobsen has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company since 2019. Jakobsen is a partner and lawyer at Kluge Advokatfirma AS, working primarily with transactions (M&A), corporate governance/law, pension, securities and commercialization of technology. He holds a degree within Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and a law degree from Oslo University. Jakobsen has previously worked for Legalteam Advokatfirma DA, Telenor, BAHR, Slaugther and May Solicitors and Nomura Securities and has experience as Chairman of the board of directors in Pareto Asset Management AS for eight years and as a board member in KLP Bedriftspensjon for eight years.

Black and white portrait image of Haakon Aschehoug Board Member, Nordic Aquafarms

Haakon Aschehoug

Board member

Haakon Aschehoug has been a Board Member in the Company since 2016. Aschehoug is Portfolio Manager at RASMUSSENGRUPPEN AS, one of the leading family offices in Norway which currently is the largest owner of Nordic Aquafarms. Aschehoug holds a Master of Finance degree from Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and a Master of Business Administration from Norwegian Business School (BI). Before joining RASMUSSENGRUPPEN AS in 2015 Aschehoug has held various positions within finance at DNB Markets, KLP Asset Management and Storebrand Asset Management. Aschehoug is currently also a member of the board at Kolonial.no, the leading company within e-commerce of groceries in Norway.

Black and white portrait image of Bård Eker Board Member, Nordic Aquafarms

Bård Eker

Board member

Bård Eker has been a Board Member in the Company since 2015. He is a Norwegian Entrepreneur and Innovator. Industrial Designer by profession with his Industrial Design, Engineering and Architecture background from Pratt Institute in New York and Statens Håndverks- og Kunstindustriskole in Oslo. He is an owner of several high technology companies and is an experienced CEO with a proven history of working in the design and development industry. Eker serves today on multiple boards as Chairman of the Board and Board Member. Eker is best known for his companies within Eker Group, such as Eker Design – Scandinavia’s leading provider of turnkey industrial and mechanical services, Hydrolift – a producer of high-end boats and vessels, EpiGuard – medical isolation of contaminated patients of such as Covid-19, Ebola – and his earlier commitment to Koenigsegg and the high-end projector-manufacturer projectiondesign.

Black and white portrait image of John Binde Board Member, Nordic Aquafarms

John Binde

Board member

John Binde has been a Board Member in the Company since 2019. Binde is Executive Chairman at ScanBio Marine Group AS, a leading producer of feed ingredients from sustainable fisheries and fish farming. Binde holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Binde was the CEO of ScanBio from 2015 to 2019, after serving as Operating Director in ScanBio’s majority owners, Paine Schwartz Partners LLC since 2014. Binde has extensive experience from fish-farming and aquaculture and from 2004 to 2014 he was the CEO of Norway Royal Salmon ASA (NRS), a publicly listed salmon farming company with exports to more than 50 countries. Previous to Norway Royal Salmon ASA Binde held executive positions in Norwegian companies like Erling Hauge AS, Lade Metall AS, Setsaas AS and Golar-Nor Offshore AS.

Black and white portrait image of Petter Borg, Board Member, Nordic Aquafarms

Petter Borg

Board member

Petter W. Borg has been a Board Member in the Company since 2016. Borg has more than 35 years of experience within investment banking and asset management. He is the former CEO of Pareto Asset Management, a position he held for 18 years. Petter holds a degree in Economics from Handelsakademiet. Borg is the chairperson of Attivo Eiendom, and House of Maverix. In addition, he is a member of the board of directors of Grieg Investor, Krafthuset AS, Ferd Holding, Astrup Fearnley Asset Management and Cloudberry Clean Energy.

Black and white portrait image of Bjørn Knappskog Board Member, Nordic Aquafarms

Bjørn Knappskog

Board member

Bjørn Knappskog has been a Board Member in the Company since 2017. Knappskog is founder and owner of Pemco. Pemco was established by Knappskog in 1996 and is an investment company focusing on small and medium-sized businesses with sustainable, environmentally-friendly and innovative profiles, and currently holds investments in renewable energy, paper and packaging from recycled raw materials, medicinal and chemical households, fintech and digitalisation, and is the second largest shareholder in Nordic Aquafarms Group. Knappskog is an Economist by education from University of Leeds.

Management

Black and white portrait image of Bernt Olav Røttingnes CEO, Nordic Aquafarms

Bernt Olav Røttingsnes

CEO

Bernt Olav Røttingsnes has been the CEO of the Company since October 2018. Røttingsnes holds a Master of Business Administration from Norwegian Business School (BI). Before joining Nordic Aquafarms Group he was CEO of Seagarden Group ASA, a leading producer of marine ingredients for the food & nutrition industry. He has previously held the position as CFO in PCI Biotech Holding ASA and Navamedic ASA, CEO in Navamedic ASA, Finance Manager and Marketing Manager in the Norwegian Ski Federation and auditor and Business Controller in PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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Mikkel Thomsen

Group CTO

Mikkel Kristian Thomsen has led the Company’s internal RAS engineering department, Nordic Aquafarms Technology, since its founding in 2018 and has been the Group CTO since June 2020. He primarily works with hands-on leadership of all engineering, design, purchasing and project management of the Company’s recirculating aquaculture systems as well as R&D work and improvement of Company’s existing facilities. He holds a degree within Civil Engineering from Aarhus University School of Engineering (ASE). Thomsen has previously worked for the company Inter Aqua Advance – IAA A/S as the Head of Design, designing facilities for Grieg Seafood, MOWI and other players in the aquaculture industry.

Black and white portrait image of Lars Henrik Haaland CFO, Nordic Aquafarms

Lars Henrik Haaland

CFO

Lars Henrik Haaland has been the CFO of the Company since October 2016, when the company was starting up construction of the Fredrikstad facility. He has worked with a range of topics in the company both financially, operational and strategically. He has previously worked 8 years for Siemens AS, as a business controller, head of corporate business development and as commercial project manager for large projects in the Oil&Gas division. He holds a degree within Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), together with two international exchange programs, at Lancaster University, UK, and at Universiti Malaya, Malaysia.

Black and white portrait image of Erik Heim President NAF INC, Nordic Aquafarms

Erik Heim

President NAF Inc

Erik Heim is president of Nordic Aquafarms Inc. He was the first employee in Nordic Aquafarms AS in 2014, and held board positions with Sashimi Royal AS, Maximus AS, Fredrikstad Seafoods AS, Nordic Aquafarms AS. He holds MBA and MA degrees from Oregon State University, and a BA degree from California Lutheran University. Before Nordic Aquafarms, he held various executive roles in Gjensidige and Blue Water Insurance non-Marine. He also has a consulting background from Accenture where he started his career.

For more information, please contact:

CEO Bernt Olav Røttingsnes

+ 47 913 47 021

bor@nordicaquafarms.com