Joanna Davidovich has been appointed executive director of the Salmon Council, which represents Chile's four biggest salmon producers.

Economist appointed as Chilean Salmon Council chief

Chile’s Salmon Council recently created by the country’s biggest salmon producers - AquaChile, Mowi, Cermaq and Salmones Aysén - has announced that economist Joanna Davidovich Gleiser will become executive director of the organisation from next Wednesday, July 1.

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Davidovich has extensive experience in economic analysis and public policy design and in her professional life has been dedicated to developing different agendas and reforms in order to improve the Chile's productivity, the Council said.

“Joining the Salmon Council, which brings together the world’s largest companies in terms of salmon farming, is a great challenge,” said Davidovich.

“Currently salmon is the second largest export product in Chile, it has many attributes and a tremendous potential. We have the opportunity to place the Chilean salmon industry as a world leader, respecting and promoting the best sanitary, health, regulatory and environmental practices.”

Ministry roles

Davidovich holds Master’s degrees in applied economics and business law. Her previous roles include director of the Competitiveness Office for the Ministry of Economy, executive director of the Productivity Commission of the Confederation of Production and Trade, chief of staff for the Ministry of Economy and chief of staff for the Ministry of Public Works. Currently, she is the vice president of the board of directors at the Port of San Antonio.

The Salmon Council’s directors said: “The experience and capacity of Joanna Davidovich will be essential to contribute to the mission of the Council which is the competitive and sustainable development of the Chilean salmon industry and thus contribute to the development of the country.”