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Carolina Faune will head up Benchmark's commercial operations in the Nordic region. Photo: Benchmark
Carolina Faune will head up Benchmark's commercial operations in the Nordic region. Photo: Benchmark

UK-based genetics and animal health firm Benchmark has announced the appointment of former Elanco innovation leader for aquaculture Carolina Faune as its new Head of Nordics.

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Based in Bergen, Norway, Faune will be responsible for commercial activity in the Nordic region, one of Benchmark’s key markets. 

Originally from Chile, Faune holds a veterinarian degree with an MBA from Universidad Austral de Chile and brings more than 18 years of experience working in the animal health industry with a special focus in aquaculture. As well as her position with Elanco, Faune previously held key global roles at Novartis Animal Health.

Faune will lead Benchmark’s Norwegian animal health team and work closely with Benchmark’s genetics, advanced nutrition and knowledge services.

She said: “I have had the privilege to be a part of the highly dynamic aquaculture industry during my entire career and at this stage of my life, I am delighted to join Benchmark and contribute to bringing new and innovative solutions together with dedicated colleagues and in cooperation with stakeholders and customers.”   

John Marshall, head of Benchmark Animal Health, said: “We are extremely pleased that Carolina has joined us to head up our commercial activity in the Nordic region. Our research and development teams are working on what we believe are some real game-changers for the industry and we look forward to delivering these much-needed solutions to our customers.”

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