Brande, Denmark-based BioMar announced 6 October it has appointed Franck Bodin as new managing director of the shrimp feed unit that it acquired from Vietnam’s leading shrimp-breeding company, Viet-Uc Seafood Co., in March this year.
BioMar said Bodin is a “well-known profile in the Vietnamese aquaculture industry”. He founded the aquafeed company Tomboy, which was acquired by aquafeed and animal health provider Skretting in 2010.
After Tomboy, Bodin has provided consulting services for many other aquaculture projects.
“We have an ambitious growth strategy for our joint venture together with Viet-Uc Group, and I believe Franck will be highly valuable for the business,” BioMar Vice President Asia Division François Loubere said. “As we lead a global company through the pandemic period, it is crucial having highly skilled people who possess strong local market knowledge on the ground where we are doing business. Franck bringing more than two decades of aquaculture experience leading and developing aquafeed businesses in Asia.”
In early March, Biomar signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Viet-Uc Aquafeed, which operates its feed factory located in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre.
According to BioMar, the partnership will focus on producing high-end feed products to meet sustainability, traceability, and quality requirements of the shrimp industry.
BioMar said it will soon be able to apply its research and development capacity and knowledge into production and offer new products to Vietnam market, targeting the higher demand for healthy and sustainable seafood leaving more market share for high-end feed products.
BioMar also operates shrimp feed factories in Ecuador and Costa Rica. The company has been involved in the development of feed and technical services for the shrimp industry since 2012.
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