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Change of Group CEO at BioMar

Torben Svejgard, who has been Group CEO in BioMar since 2008, has resigned from his position in order to focus on a career as a full-time board member. The BioMar board has appointed VP Carlos Diaz as new Group CEO, and he will take over the seat from Torben Svejgard sometime towards the end of the year.

September 17, 2014


Torben Svejgard, who has been Group CEO in BioMar since 2008, has resigned from his position in order to focus on a career as a full-time board member. The BioMar board has appointed VP Carlos Diaz as new Group CEO, and he will take over the seat from Torben Svejgard sometime towards the end of the year.

Torben Svejgard says about his decision: ‚ÄúMy six years with BioMar have been fantastic. Aquaculture is an exciting industry and BioMar is a wonderful company with wonderful and smart people. It has thus been a very difficult decision for me to resign, but this is the right time for me to withdraw from the executive life and seek a new career path as a non-executive.‚ÄĚ

Chairman of the board, Jens Bjerg Sorensen, says: ‚ÄúFirst I want to thank Torben for his contribution to BioMar‚Äôs development over the past six years. His successor Carlos has been with BioMar since 2000 and after a strong career in the Chilean organisation he has during the last years broadened his responsibility area successfully, so he today has responsibility for the two Regions Americas and Continental Europe and on top of that he is the overall responsible for business development. I and the board are thus confident that we in Carlos have a strong Group CEO, who can lead the company towards new heights.‚ÄĚ

Carlos  Diaz  is  45 years old, has a  background as  a veterinarian  and  holds  an  MBA with specialization in  marketing and  commercial  management. Before BioMar he  has been working in  the aquaculture  industry in some Chilean  companies, as  well as  in the pharmaceutical  industry.

Commenting on his appointment Carlos Diaz says: ‚Äú I am pleased ¬†and ¬†happy ¬†to take ¬†this new ¬†professional challenge in ¬†my ¬†career and ¬†contribute ¬†to consolidate ¬†and grow BioMar as a ¬†global leader in ¬†fish feed. I am ¬†sure that ¬†with ¬†all the ¬†good people ¬†in the company we ¬†can ¬†continue ¬†making ¬†a difference ¬†and ¬†creating ¬†value ¬†for ¬†our customers, employees ¬†and ¬†shareholders‚ÄĚ.

The BioMar Group is one of the leading suppliers of high performance fish feed to the aquaculture industry. Currently BioMar operates 11 fish feed factories in Norway, Chile, Denmark, Scotland, Spain, France, Greece, Costa Rica  and  from  2015 a new  factory in Turkey. Roughly one out of five farmed fish produced in Europe, Chile and South and Central America are fed with BioMar fish feed. Worldwide the BioMar Group supplies feed to around 60 countries and to more than 30 different fish species. The BioMar Group is fully owned by the Danish industrial group Schouw & Co, which is listed on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange. In 2013 BioMar sold approximately 1 million tons of fish

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