TripleNine Group has found a new chairman of the board in Torben Svejgaard, who will begin serving in his new capacity starting on 14 April.
The board and shareholders of TripleNine Group – formed via a merger of TripleNine and Koppernæs in 2013 – announced current chairman Harald Røkenes will step down from that role during a general assembly on 14 April.
“Torben has a strong management background in international organisations and has through his work at BioMar a deep knowledge of the industry and especially of TripleNine Group’s largest customer segment. This is one of several reasons for us being convinced that he together with the board, the new CEO Jes Bjerregaard and all the competent employees will ensure a further strong development of TripleNine Group,” shareholder representatives Hans Peter Koppernæs and Anker Mejnertz said in a press release.
Svejgaard comes to TripleNine with a wealth of top management experience in the international seafood industry. Most recently, Svejgaard served as the CEO of BioMar, a global fish feed company, from 2008 to 2014. In 2014, Svejgaard resigned from BioMar, looking to focus more on board work, and presently holds down four other positions within the salmon processing, pig farming and pet food industries.
"I know it can sound like a buzzword, but this is a dream position for me," Svejgaard said. "Our industry is exciting and dynamic, but of course not without challenges. TripleNine Group’s strong position offers a fantastic platform for the ongoing journey, which I am both pleased and proud of being part of."