Nina Stangeland starts her new role with Grieg Seafood in September.
Nina Stangeland starts her new role with Grieg Seafood in September.

Grieg appoints new strategy director


Salmon farmer Grieg Seafood has announced the appointment of experienced executive Nina Stangeland as its chief strategy officer.

Stangeland has been managing director of the Bergen-headquartered NCE Seafood Innovation cluster, a 130-member initiative aimed at promoting innovation and sustainability in the Norwegian seafood industry, since 2019.

She will lead the advancement of Grieg Seafood’s corporate strategy, aimed at growing the company across all regions, countries, and segments.

“I am pleased to welcome Nina Stangeland to our team,” said Grieg Seafood chief executive Andreas Kvame. With Nina’s extensive and diverse experience from the ocean industries, we could not have found a better person to advance our corporate strategy and utilise strategic opportunities in our regions and markets.”

Stangeland has spent nearly two decades years working in business development, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions within in the seafood, maritime and finance industries.

She is an experienced board member and has held various roles in companies like Bergen Group, Sparebanken Vest, and Bridgehead.

Motivating culture

“I see Grieg Seafood as an ambitious company with a motivating culture, that aim to develop and grow their position as a leading seafood company in a sustainable way,” Stangeland said in a press release.

“For me, this is an opportunity to combine my passion for this industry with my experience and competence in strategy and business development. I really look forward to joining the Grieg Seafood team and take part in their exciting journey.”

Stangeland will be a member of Grieg’s executive management team and will start in her new role on 1 September.

Grieg Seafood farms Atlantic salmon in the north and southwest of Norway, and on the west and east coasts of Canada. It formerly farmed in Scotland but sold its assets to Scottish Sea Farms in 2021.

The company expects to harvest 80,000 gutted weight tonnes of fish this year, including 20,000 gwt from British Columbia and 5,000 gwt from Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, where it is carrying out its first farming cycle.

Grieg has exclusive rights to farm in the Bay, and eventually hopes to produce 45,000 gwt of fish annually there. It has also been awarded rights to develop the Bays West aquaculture area west of Placentia, with a potential to produce an additional 20,000 tonnes of salmon.