After seven years in Cermaq, Wenche Grønbrekk is now taking on a larger responsibility for ocean stewardship, joining SeaBOS as director of strategy, partnerships and external relations. Wenche has extensive experience driving sustainability initiatives, including her roles at Cermaq, in the UN Global Compact Ocean Stewardship Coalition, and as a Task Force leader within SeaBOS.
Martin Exel, managing director of SeaBOS said that “Wenche will bring a depth of skills, expertise, existing connections, and collaborative approaches to SeaBOS. Her appointment will help communicate and drive our actions and increase our ability to influence transformative change to sustainable seafood production and a healthier ocean.”
Therese Log Bergjord, CEO of Skretting and vice-chair of SeaBOS, said that “transformative change requires hard work, dedication and commitment to our shared vision. Wenche truly understands SeaBOS, the seafood industry and the wider ocean governance context. I am excited to welcome her in her new role.”
“I am excited to join SeaBOS to help accelerate impact on ocean health and industry sustainability through collaborative action,” said Wenche Grønbrekk. “With its global presence, science-based approach and bold ambitions, SeaBOS companies can really lead positive change, and I look forward to working with industry players to drive progress going forward.”
Together, SeaBOS companies represent over 10% of the world’s seafood production and comprise over 600 subsidiary companies. SeaBOS members include ten of the largest seafood companies in the world.