BioMar Group appoints new VP for Asia JV
Danish aquaculture company the BioMar Group has appointed Niels Alsted to serve as VP in the company’s Asian region.
The move follows a joint venture the company announced earlier in August with Chinese company Tongwei Co. to build a new factory to produce more than 100,000 metric tons of feed per year. At the time, BioMar indicated this was its first foray into China, with plans to expand further into Asia. Alstead will serve as VP of this new expansion.
“I am sure Niels Alsted will be a very strong asset for our expansion in Asia. Under his leadership we can build a very strong team in China with a combination of experienced BioMar staff and local Chinese capabilities,” said Carlos Diaz, BioMar CEO.
Alsted has worked for BioMar since 1987. He began working in research and development, but worked his way up through various positions to VP of sourcing and business relations, his most recent title.
“Niels Alsted has during the last three decades been one of the most important persons in the process of continuously driving the development of BioMar’s feed program towards new and higher standards, both in terms of feed performance and environmental sustainability,” Diaz said. “This tremendous knowledge base Niels will now bring to our Chinese Joint-Venture.”
Alsted will relocate to China before the end of the year.