AgriMarine beefs up team in China


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
May 13, 2012

AgriMarine, a floating closed-containment technology and sustainable aquaculture company, has announced new members to its management team for its China operations.

Lily Gao has been appointed COO. Gao has extensive experience working for foreign-based, international law firms in investment, M&As, commercial transactions, business structuring and labor issues. She will lead the company’s growth strategy in China and will oversee all business units in Asia.

Josh McKibben has been named general manager of farm operations for China. McKibben has more than 12 years of practical aquaculture experience and previously managed aquaculture projects in Australia, Hong Kong and Panama.

Additionally, AgriMarine recently established a wholly-owned subsidiary based in Hong Kong under the name AgriMarine (Asia) Ltd. to pursue regional business opportunities.

“We are very pleased to welcome Lily and Josh to the team. The appointments are an important step in the growth of our management team in China who will carry our the expansion of our business in the near future,” said AgriMarine CEO Richard Buchanan. “AgriMarine is demonstrating the environmental and economic performance advantages of our proprietary clean technology by raising crops of Pacific salmon and salmon trout in commercial quantities at our farms in China and Canada.”

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