Cumming to America: Grant Cumming will re-join Grieg as chief operating officer for North America next year.
Cumming to America: Grant Cumming will re-join Grieg as chief operating officer for North America next year.

Cumming re-joins Grieg as chief operating officer for North America

Former Grieg Shetland MD turned around Scottish operation before it was sold

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Grant Cumming, who was managing director of Grieg Seafood Shetland before the company was sold to Scottish Sea Farms (SSF), has re-joined Grieg as chief operating officer for North America.

Cumming spent 16 years with Grieg after starting his salmon farming career with Marine Harvest (Mowi) and has most recently been working as operations manager for SSF in Shetland.

“I am pleased to welcome Grant Cumming as our new COO for North America,” said Grieg Seafood ASA chief executive Andreas Kvame in a press release.

“Grant does not only have extensive strategic and operational experience from the salmon farming industry, he also knows Grieg Seafood well and shares our values.

“We were impressed with how he led the restructuring of our Shetland business, turned it into a profitable region and oversaw a successful sale in 2021. We look forward to having him as a part of our team once again.”

Lots of experience

Norwegian-owned Grieg farms salmon in British Columbia on Canada’s west coast and in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, on the country’s Atlantic coast.

Cumming has had different roles in the salmon farming industry for almost 30 years. He has a BSc (Hons) in Zoology (Marine and Fisheries Biology) from the University of Aberdeen and an MSc in Mariculture, specialising in Aquaculture.

“I am delighted to be re-joining Grieg Seafood. I have a lot of respect for the talented individuals that form our Canada team on both the East Coast and West Coast, and I look forward to working with them to develop our operation in Canada in a sustainable manner,” said Cumming, who will be a part of Grieg Seafood’s Executive Management Team.

He starts in his new role in the first quarter of 2023.