Findus Group appoints CEO for Norway frozen fish group


Sean Murphy, SeafoodSource online editor

Published on
April 8, 2015

Norwegian seafood company Findus Group, owner of Young’s Seafood brands in the U.K., announced the appointment of Jørn-Gunnar Jacobsen as CEO of Findus Norway.

Jacobsen will begin as CEO on 1 May. Jacobsen has a long career in seafood, most recently as senior VP, COO and CPO at ICA Norway. The company also announced Atle Farmen, who has worked as Findus Norway’s managing director since 2011, will be leaving the company at the end of April “to pursue career opportunities.” No other explanation was offered.

In addition to welcoming Jacobsen, Findus Group’s chief executive, James Hill, praised Farmen’s service to the company.

“He has been a great ambassador for Findus Norway and has been instrumental to the current strength of the brand with our Norwegian customers and consumers.”

As CEO of Findus Norway, Jacobsen will be responsible for approximately 300 employees.

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