Board of Directors

Ole Eirik Lerøy, Chairman of the Board

Born1959
EducationEducated at the Norwegian School of Management 1980-84. AFF management program 1992.
BackgroundFormer CEO in Lerøy Seafood Group ASA 1991-2008, former Chairman of the Norwegian Seafood Federation (FHL) and former chairman of the board of the Norwegian Seafood Export Council (NSEC). Mr. Lerøy has broad experience from the seafood industry. He is member of the board of the International Groundfish Forum.
Number of shares: 2.100.000

Lisbet K. Nærø

Born: 1963
Position: CEO Fana Sparebank
Education: MBA from UCF Florida (2000), Master of Science in Business Norwegian School of Economics (1988) AMP from Harvard Business School (2008)
Background: Former CEO in Tide ASA and BN Bank ASA. Wide comprehensive experience from banking and financial services as CFO in SpareBank 1 SR-Bank, Fjordline/BNR ASA and Sparebanken Vest.
Number of shares: 0

Ørjan Svanevik

Born: 1966
Position: Seatankers Group
Education: AMP from Harvard Business School, MBA from Thunderbird and a Master of Business and Economics from Norwegian School of Management.
Background: Previously Managing Director for the investment advisory Oavik Capital. Prior to Oavik, he was among others Head of M&A and a Partner at Aker ASA, and COO and EVP of Kværner ASA. Svanevik also worked nearly a decade in corporate advisory and investment banking. He started his career at Schlumberger, where he held various international financial management positions.

Number of shares: 0

Cecilie Fredriksen

Born:1983
Position: Frontline Corporate Services Ltd
Education: Bachelor of Business and Science from London Metropolitan University
Background: Fredriksen is member of the board of Aktiv Kapital ASA.
Number of shares: 0

Paul Mulligan

Born: 1969
Position: President Coca-Cola Refreshments
Education: Degree in Economics (University College Dublin, Ireland), a Masters in Accounting and Finance (Dublin City University) and completed the chartered accounting exams while with KPMG in Ireland.
Background: More than 20 years of experience in the Coca-Cola Company. Before taking the position as President of Coca-Cola Refreshments, he was most recently Region Director responsible for The Coca-Cola Company Bottling Investments Group’s (BIG) operations in Japan and Latin America, serving on the Board of Directors of the Tokyo Coca-Cola Bottling Company, the Tone Coca-Cola Bottling Company (Japan) and Solar Coca-Cola Bottling Company (Brazil) with operational accountability for six Coca-Cola Franchises across Japan and Latin America. Prior to his Coca-Cola experience, Paul worked in audit and tax with KPMG in Ireland and USA.

Number of shares: 0

Jean-Pierre Bienfait

Born: 1963
Position: COO MAKRO Thailand
Education: Master of Law degree from Utrecht University, the Netherlands, and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University, New York. He participated in the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School during 2013.
Background: From 1991 to 2013 he worked in Food Retail and Food Service at SHV MAKRO and METRO GROUP where he assumed increasingly senior international management positions, mostly in Asia. He worked as Operations Director MAKRO Indonesia, CEO MAKRO China, VP Operations METRO China and CEO METRO Egypt and the Netherlands. After a period at Unilever he returned to Food Retail as COO MAKRO Thailand responsible for Asian expansion.

Number of shares: 0

Birgitte Ringstad Vartdal

Born: 1977
Position: CEO Golden Ocean Management
Education: Degree of Siv.Ing. (MSc) in Physics and Mathematics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and an MSc in Financial Mathematics from Heriot-Watt University, Scotland.
Background: CFO Golden Ocean Management 2010-2016. Before that, Birgitte held various positions in the Torvald Klaveness Group and Hydro Energy.
Number of shares: 0

Stein Mathiesen

Born: 1973
Position: Factory Planner, Marine Harvest Region Vest
Education: Food Technician
Background: Started in the seafood business in 1989 at Domstein. Has worked in Marine Harvest since 2007.
Number of shares: 524

Lars Eirik Hestnes

Born:1969
Position: HSE Coordinator and Brainsafe instructor in Marine Harvest Region Mid. 
EducationLars Eirik has a certificate of completion as farm technician, and in 2012 he took a “HSE management and change” course organised by Addisco/FLT at Bergen University College.
Background: Lars Erik started working for Marine Harvest in 1992 and has since 1994 been site manager at various sites. 
Number of shares: 236

Unni Sværen

Born: 1971
Position: Long-term planner, Marine Harvest Markets

Education: Master of Science in Business, specialized in internationalization, from Bodø Graduate School of Business

Background: She has worked in the company since 1996. Started in Hydro Seafood Sales and later Marine Harvest with logistics, planning and sales. Unni has also held the position of Value Chain Manager within the company, including responsibility for all spot sales within Marine Harvest Norway, planning and logistics.

Number of shares: 247