Aquaculture industry veteran Vincent Erenst joins Barramundi Group

Published on
September 6, 2021
Singapore-headquartered aquaculture company Barramundi Group has named Vincent Erenst as its new chief operating officer of production.

Singapore-headquartered aquaculture company Barramundi Group has named Vincent Erenst as its new chief operating officer of production. He will take over the role from Andrés Johnson, who is set to conclude his three-year term with the group.

Erenst has close to four decades’ experience in the aquaculture sector, including a 12-year tenure in directorial positions at Mowi ASA. His achievements during this time included operational successes such as improvements to survival and feed conversion rates as well as commercial wins such as revenue growth and margin expansion.

In his most recent role, Erenst served as group chief operating officer at Greek sea bass and sea bream producer Avramar (formerly known as Andromeda Group).

“I am excited to join the team at Barramundi Group, along with their ambitious growth plan to see this wonderful fish become a popular choice for consumers worldwide,” Erenst said.

Barramundi Group has farming operations in Australia, Singapore, and Brunei, and sales and distribution networks in a number of major cities around the world. Erenst will be based in Singapore.

Barramundi Group CEO Andreas von Scholten said the board and management was “thrilled to have a global top talent” like Erenst on board.

“We are confident that his addition will move the needle for our growth vision at this pivotal milestone that follows our recent listing on the Euronext Growth Oslo exchange. At the same time, we would like to thank Andrés for his immeasurable contribution to the integral capability-building phase for the group over the last three years,” von Scholten said.

Barramundi Group, which went public on Euronext Growth Oslo last month, produced a total 1,840 metric tons (MT) of barramundi (Lates calcarifer) in 2020. Through capacity expansion and commercial developments, it plans to expand its production to 7,000 MT by 2026.

Photo courtesy of Barramundi Group

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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