Mr. Kjell Bjordal will step down February 15, 2013 as Chief Operating Officer (COO) in Cermaq’s feed division EWOS. Deputy COO, Dr. Einar Wathne, will be appointed as acting COO from the same date. A recruitment process for a new COO will now be initiated.
“We have known for some time that Kjell Bjordal intended to step down when he turned 60 in 2013, and I fully understand his wish to make this change in February when the 2012 results are finalized”, said CEO Jon Hindar.
“The revenue has increased more than tenfold and the operating result has developed even stronger during the more than 13 years that Kjell Bjordal had led what is now Cermaq’s feed division. EWOS has become the global leader in the salmon feed marked. This is an achievement that deserves the highest respect, and I will thank Kjell for his significant contribution to Cermaq”, Hindar emphasized.
“It has been a privilege to lead EWOS forward to its current position. The organization is well equipped to take on the next step towards a new set of milestones. It is therefore with a good feeling I’m handing over responsibilities when the 2012 results are presented in February”, says COO Kjell Bjordal.
Dr. Wathne has had various leadership positions in EWOS since 1993 and has played a key role in the successful development of EWOS.