SalmonChile names Arturo Clement new president
Arturo Clement, the former general manager of salmon farming firm Multiexport Foods and the founder of SalmonEx and DataSalmon, will become the president of Chile’s salmon industry association, SalmonChile.
Founded in 1986, SalmonChile is composed of 47 salmon farming and aquaculture support companies operating in Chile. The organization’s current president Felipe Sandoval chose in November not to run for the position again, and his current term in office ends 2 January, 2018. The Chilean news site Diario Financiero confirmed that Clement had been picked as Sandoval’s replacement on Tuesday, 5 December.
“I’m very happy for the trust placed in me by the companies of SalmonChile,” Clement told the newspaper El Mercurio. “As a team, SalmonChile faces a tremendous number of distinct challenges. We will continue working to build the trust and social capital with our stakeholders, with a policy of transparency and closeness.”
Clement has been linked to the salmon industry in Chile for nearly 30 years, A trained civil engineer with a degree from the University of Chile, Clement worked for 22 years as general manager of Multiexport Foods, a major Chilean salmon farming company. In 2010, he founded SalmonEx, an online trading platform, and earlier this year, Clement created DataSalmon, an app that tracks market reports on prices, export totals, production volume, and other information concerning the salmon market.
Clement said that, as president, he will continue to push Chile’s salmon industry to become more socially, environmentally, and economically sustainable.
“We must continue to advance regulatory oversight that will strengthen the institutional framework of the sector, and continue relating the importance of the salmon industry to Chile. We should continue to plan for the industry in the long-term, working on innovation and development and seeking to move into new markets,” he told Diario Financiero. “We have an industry with a lot of potential and we should make the most of it.”