Salmon Evolution promotes Trond Håkon Schaug-Pettersen to CEO

Salmon Evolution CEO Trond Håkon Schaug-Pettersen

Salmon Evolution CFO Trond Håkon Schaug-Pettersen has been promoted to become CEO of the land-based salmon-farming start-up.

Schaug-Pettersen was appointed CFO of Salmon Evolution in October 2020 and has been serving as interim CEO of the company since October 2022, when Håkon André Berg stepped down from the position, citing family issues.

“Schaug-Pettersen has extensive experience from both the seafood industry and the capital market and has over the last two years been an integral part of Salmon Evolution’s executive management,” Salmon Evolution said in a 10 January announcement.

Salmon Evolution is constructing a flow-through, land-based aquaculture system in an abandoned quarry at Indre Harøy on the west coast of Norway. With a target production capacity of 31,500 metric tons (MT) of salmon, the facility will eventually be the largest land-based farm in Europe, according to the company. The first phase of the farm is now in operation and has an annual production capacity of 7,900 MT head-on gutted salmon ..

Photo courtesy of Salmon Evolution

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