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SEPT 2017

Intrafish Seafood Investor Forum

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Bill Showalter – CEO, Young’s Seafood Limited
Bill Showalter has over 28 years’ experience of working in the seafood and food industries, FMCG, leisure and hospitality in senior leadership roles.
Bill joined Young’s Seafood’s then parent company, Findus Group, as CFO in 2013 and was appointed CEO of Young’s Seafood International Holdings in January 2016.
He then took the role of interim Chief Executive of Young’s Seafood Limited, a £500m revenue organization, in July 2016 and in January 2017, he was appointed as ongoing Chief Executive.
Since his appointment as interim Chief Executive at the company, Young’s Gastro range has achieved the biggest increase of any brand in frozen food’s five subcategories according to industry analysis from the Grocer magazine.
Prior to working in the seafood industry, Bill worked for HJ Heinz for 18 years as European CFO, with significant European operational experience, and he worked for Starwood Hotels for 8 years as CFO EAME.

Thue Holm, CTO and Co-founder, Atlantic Sapphire
Thue Holm has been involved in the RAS Farming of Atlantic Salmon since 2004. Thue Holm started working building some of the first large RAS farming smolt systems in the world in Chile employed in Billund Aquaculture. In 2005 he was involved in testing the grow out in large RAS systems on salt water in one of these systems. Based on this experience the first landbased grow-out salmon concepts was developed.
2010 Thue Holm joined forces with Johan Emil Andreassen and Bjørn-vegar Løvik formed Atlantic Sapphire - The first commercial RAS landbased salmon farming company.

Alexey Mashchenkov, CFO, LLC Russian Fishery
Mr. Mashchenkov is an experienced finance executive who previously served as CFO of Brunswick Rail and Russian Standard Group. He also worked as Country Manager at Alpcot Capital Management, an emerging markets focused asset management firm.
He holds an MBA from INSEAD and graduated from St Petersburg State University.

Einar Wathne, President of Aqua Nutrition, Cargill
Einar is the president of Cargill Aqua Nutrition. He has 29 years experience at EWOS, now Cargill, including leadership roles in Research & Development, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management.

Shashwat Verma, Lansdowne Partners
Shashwat Verma studied engineering at IIT Delhi, then joined global management consulting firm for 4 years. Subsequently, have been working in various Funds specialising in investing in European equities with a cross-sector focus but significant interest in the global protein industry

Helge Moen holds a MSc in Economics and Finance from Warwick Business School. Mr. Moen held various positions in investment banking, though focusing on the marine sector, for many years before joining Kverva. He has been the managing director in Kverva for the last seven years.

Mr. Henning Beltestad has been the Chief Executive Officer of Lerøy Seafood Group Asa since March 2010 and has been Member of Group Management Team since 2008. Mr. Beltestad has worked 20 years in Leroy and has been Managing Director of the sales and marketing company Hallvard Lerøy AS. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Norwegian School of Management. 

Ole-Eirik Lerøy, Chairman of the Board, Marine Harvest
Mr. Lerøy is educated at the Norwegian School of Management 1980-84, and completed the AFF Management program in 1992. Mr. Lerøy has broad experience in the seafood industry; He is the former CEO of Lerøy Seafood Group ASA 1991-2008, former Chairman of the Norwegian Seafood Federation (SjømatNorge) and former Chairman of the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC). Mr. Lerøy has been Chairman of the Board of Marine Harvest since 2010. He is also Chairman of Bergen Chamber of Commerce and Industry and member of the board of the International Groundfish Forum.

Charles Høstlund, CEO, Norway Royal Salmon
Mr. Høstlund has been the Chief Executive Officer of Norway Royal Salmon AS since 2014. Mr. Høstlund served as Regional Director of Marine Harvest Norway Northern Region. He joined Norway Royal Salmon in September 2014. Mr. Høstlund has a Master’s degree in Fish Health from the Norwegian College of Fishery Science and an MBA in Financial Control and Management from the Norwegian School of Economics.

Andreas Kvame, CEO, Grieg Seafood
Mr. Kvame became CEO of Grieg Seafood in June 2015. He previously served as CEO of Scanbio Marine Group AS. Mr. Kvame has a 17 year long professional background from Marine Harvest Group where he participated in the top management team for many years, with responsibilities for sales, logistics, processing and integration. He has worked with change management and improvements in an international capacity in the aquaculture industry spanning many companies, including the integration of Stolt Seafarms, Panfish, Fjord Seafood and Marine Harvest Group. He has an educational background in agriculture and aquaculture management.

Regin Jacobsen, CEO, Bakkafrost
Mr. Jacobsen (born 1966) has been the CEO of Bakkafrost since 1989. Mr. Jacobsen is educated at Aarhus School of Business, Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and Accounting (HD-R). From 1982 to 1988, Mr. Jacobsen was Accounting Manager of the former P/f Bakkafrost, and from 1988 until 2006, he held the position as Managing Director of the former P/f Bakkafrost.

Alexander Aukner, Equity Research Analyst, DNB Markets
Mr. Aukner previously served as Equity Analyst and Portfolio Manager at Explora Capital Management for the European Small and Mid Cap Fund Plc - a long/short equity hedge fund. He holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Western Sydney and an MBA from the University of Technology Sydney. Mr. Aukner joined DNB Markets in 2013.

Pål Korneliussen, Publisher, IntraFish Media
Pål Korneliussen, Publisher of IntraFish Media, has led the company for over 10 years. Before venturing into media Mr. Korneliussen worked in seafood (Lerøy Seafood, Kolnor Trading) and as a Management Consultant in the fish farming industry. Korneliussen holds a Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration.

Drew Cherry, Editorial Director, IntraFish Media
Drew Cherry is the Editorial Director of IntraFish Media, the world's largest seafood news and information provider. Cherry was born and raised in Alaska, and holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Davis, and a Master’s in Professional Writing from the University of Southern California.

Date SEPT 5, 2017 Location DNB Bank
The Walbrook
25 Walbrook
London EC4N 8AF
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