Effective 1 October, 2020, Doug Paulin has taken up his new position as CEO of New Zealand-based Sealord Group.
Paulin will be replacing the former Sealord CEO, Steve Yung, who informed the company earlier this year he would step down from his post at the end of 2020 financial year.
“The appointment of a new CEO is an extremely important decision and the board is determined to continue the strong operational and financial results delivered by Sealord in recent years. It is also important the company continues business as usual, meeting commitments to customers, shareholders and employees,” a press release from the company said.
According to the Sealord’s company overview, it employs more than 1,100 people in New Zealand and overseas, with NZD 775 million (USD 487 million, EUR 439.7 million) of assets and revenues of NZD 450 millon (USD 283 million, EUR 255 million)
“Steve has done a superb job evolving Sealord into the organization it is today with a strong performance culture, the clear strategic focus in deep-sea fishing and aquaculture, and consistent financial results,” Sealord Board Chairman Whaimutu Dewes said.
Before joining Sealord, Paulin was chief executive officer of Hubbard Foods, a New Zealand-based manufacturer of breakfast cereals. Paulin started his career with the Royal New Zealand Air Force and he then spent 11 years with Lion Nathan working in sales and marketing as regional sales director for the Auckland region. Paulin eventually became part of the Lion Nathan strategic team, where he led Lion’s entry to the grocery channel.
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