Australis Seafood commercial director Derek Kohn, who will start a new job as BioMar Chile managing director in November.

Australis Seafood commercial director named as new BioMar Chile MD


Experienced salmon farming executive Derek Kohn has been named as the new managing director of feed producer BioMar Chile.

Kohn, who has held leadership positions within the salmon farming industry for companies such as MultiX and Mowi Chile, will join from Australis Seafood, where he is commercial director.

“We are thrilled Derek has decided to join us in our effort creating innovative solutions for the salmon farmers in Chile. We firmly believe that close collaboration between us, as feed solutions provider, and our customers will be a significant catalyst in bringing the next generation of sustainable salmon products to market,” said Paddy Campbell, vice president of BioMar’s salmon division, in a press release.

Vital relationships

“I am confident that Derek will be able to further develop these vital relationships, [and] at the same time build a strong organisation around our shared purpose and values.”

Kohn, who will take up his new role in November, said he was excited to join a company that is a key player in the global aquaculture value chain and has an experienced team.

“I look forward to working together with the team in Chile, as well as meeting colleagues from abroad and contributing to furthering our commitment to sustainable and innovative aquaculture development,” he said.