Former BioMar CEO to replace Regal Springs Chairman Markus Haefeli after he steps down this month

Markus Haefeli is stepping down from his role as chairman of Regal Springs Group’s board, effective 31 January, with former BioMar executive Torben Svejgaard set to replace him.

Regal Springs Tilapia is one of the foremost producers of premium tilapia globally. In an announcement on Tuesday, 12 January, Regal Springs said Haefeli was departing to “pursue his other business interests following his relocation from Singapore to London.”

“We would like to thank Markus for his strong leadership and very long-standing commitment to the Golden Springs Group of companies and especially to the Regal Springs Group where he has overseen a strong period of transformation over the last five years,” Annamaria Koerling, who serves as board chairman for Regal Springs’ parent company Golden Springs, said in a press release.

Svejgaard, an economist with more than 30 years of experience in the food sector, will serve as the new Regal Springs board chairman beginning on 1 February, following a handover period. Over the course of his career so far, Svejgaard has held several executive roles, including group CEO for BioMar, board member and chairman for TripleNine Group, board member of Germany’s Vega Salmon, and chairman of Danish pork producer DCH International.

“I am delighted that Torben will be making his extensive seafood industry experience and skills available to Regal Springs and wish him every success in the role,” Koerling said.

As it moves forward, Regal Springs said it will continue “its business strategy to strengthen its category position to as the number-one high-quality, sustainable premium tilapia producer and company in the world.”

Last month, it was revealed Haefeli was one of the primary investors in a USD 3.1 million (EUR 2.6 million) fundraising round launched by Avant Meats, a cultivated meat biotechnology company based in China.

Photo courtesy of Markus Haefeli/LinkedIn


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