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MiAlgae appoints Chris Haacke as commercial director

Haacke brings extensive experience in aquaculture and pet food markets.

Chris Haacke
Chris Haacke
February 20, 2024

MiAlgae, an Edinburgh-based company that grows algae using byproducts from the local whisky industry to make a high-quality omega-3 product, announced the role as they build new revenue streams and promote business growth.

Chris Haacke joins MiAlgae from French insect company Agronutris where he held the role of director of business development. Chris has a long history in aquaculture having worked in various commercial roles in the Pan Fish Group from 1992 to 2005, including sales and marketing director for Pan Fish Scotland, and then moved to a global marketing role with MSD Animal Health Aquaculture.

In 2017, he joined the animal nutrition sector, as global aquaculture lead for Corbion Algae ingredients. There, he was responsible for the global aquaculture growth strategy, and strategic account management. As leader of the Aquaculture Business Development Team, he was dedicated to the commercial development of a groundbreaking new technology, taking it from a niche position to a mainstream ingredient, helping to support the continued sustainable growth of the aquaculture industry.

“We are extremely excited to welcome Chris to the team. He has the experience and talent we need to take MiAlgae to the next phase of its growth,” said founder and managing director of MiAlgae, Douglas Martin.

In 2023, MiAlgae launched an omega-3 dry powder with a high concentration of DHA and other oils which can be added to aquafeed recipes.