Viggo Halseth appointed new Managing Director of BU Skretting Northern Europe & Australia
Mr Viggo Halseth succeeds Knut Nesse as Managing Director of Business Unit Skretting Northern Europe as of June 1, 2009. As a result of an organizational change, Skretting Australia will also continue reporting to Halseth.
Halseth comes from the position as Managing Director of BG Skretting Trout & Marine. He has worked in Skretting for 25 years and has held several senior positions including that of Managing Director of Skretting ARC from 1999 to 2007, Executive Vice President and Marketing Director for Skretting Norway (1993-1999) combined with Marketing Director Skretting worldwide (1995-2000), and Product Manager and Technical Salesman for Skretting Norway (1984-1993). This long experience and broad expertise within feed and industrial fish farming gives Viggo Halseth a unique position globally.
Halseth holds a Cand. Agric. degree from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. He’s the father of two children and resides in Sandnes with his wife Reidun.
Halseth will enter upon his new position the 1st of June 2009. He succeeds Knut Nesse who was recently appointed Executive Vice President and a member of Nutrecos Exutive Board where he is responsible for Nutrecos aquaculture division.
Skretting is the world leader in the production and supply of feed for farmed fish. Total annual production of high quality feeds is more than 1.3 million tonnes. Skretting has operating companies on five continents to produce and deliver feeds from hatching to harvest for more than 50 species of farmed fish. Skretting is a part of Nutreco; an international company in the animal nutrition and fish feed markets.