Erlend Sødal leaves operations direction position at Skretting

Erlend Sødal has resigned as operating director for Skretting Group and managing director of Skretting Norway and Australia.

According to Skretting, Sødal “will pursue new opportunities outside the company.”

Sødal started at Skretting in 1995, with 2019 marking his 25-year anniversary at the company. He previously served as managing director for Skretting Norway and cluster manager for Norway and Australia. Skretting CEO Therese Log Bergjord said Erlend had been “a dedicated member of our Skretting team.”

“Erlend has made a significant contribution to Skretting and the aquaculture industry over the years. We wish him every success for the future,” Bergjord said.

Håvard Walde, who previously served as finance director for Skretting Norway, has been named interim general manager of Skretting Norway “to ensure a smooth transition for the company,” Bergjord said. Walde served as Sødal’s deputy for the past eight years and previously worked at Panfish and Ernst and Young, according to a Skretting press release.

Melissa Abbott will continue as general manager for Skretting Australia and will now report directly to Bergjord, Skretting said.

Photos courtesy of Skretting


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