Latin America

BioMar appoints managing director for Chilean business unit

Derek Kohn will lead BioMar Chile and further advance the company’s commitment to sustainable and innovative aquaculture.

Derek Kohn
Derek Kohn. Credit: BioMar
September 27, 2023

As of November 2023, executive Derek Kohn will take over the role of managing director for BioMar Chile, with the aim of further advancing the company’s commitment to sustainable and innovative aquaculture, the company announced.

Kohn will strengthen the management of the Chilean business unit of BioMar. Together with the organization, he will continue to drive the strategic goals that have positioned BioMar Chile as the industry leader in sustainable and efficient aquafeed solutions.

Kohn brings over 20 years of experience in leadership positions within the salmon farming industry for companies such as Australis Seafood, MultiX and Mowi, with his latest role being the commercial & processing director of Australis Seafood.

“We are thrilled Derek has decided to join us in our effort to create innovative solutions for the salmon farmers in Chile. We firmly believe that close collaboration between us, as a feed solutions provider, and our customers will be a significant catalyst in bringing the next generation of sustainable salmon products to market. I am confident that Derek will be able to further develop these vital relationships and, at the same time, build a strong organization around our shared purpose and values,” explained Paddy Campbell, VP Salmon Division, BioMar Group.

BioMar Chile, which is part of the Salmon Division of the BioMar Group, currently provides feed solutions to a wide range of salmon farmers in Chile and is one of the largest business units within the BioMar Group.

“I am excited to join BioMar and have the opportunity to be part of a company that is a key player in the global aquaculture value chain, with excellent products, a strong reputation and an experienced team. I look forward to working together with the team in Chile, as well as meeting colleagues from abroad and contributing to furthering our commitment to sustainable and innovative aquaculture development,” Derek concluded.