Per Roar Gjerde, appointed as COO Norway and Chile. Photo: Gustav Erik Blaalid.
Per Roar Gjerde, appointed as COO Norway and Chile. Photo: Gustav Erik Blaalid.

Marine Harvest reorganize the farming segment

Due to biological challenges and succession plan for the current COO Farming, Marine Harvest has decided to divide the farming segment into two areas.  According to a press release from the company Per-Roar Gjerde has been appointed new COO Farming Norway and Chile.

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Per-Roar Gjerde will be part of Marine Harvest's Group management team and report to the CEO. Marit Solberg will continue to lead the farming activities in Scotland, Canada, Ireland and Faroe Island. The organizational change will be effective from 1 January 2017.

CEO Chile

Per-Roar Gjerde, born in 1967, is a graduate from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), and has completed executive management courses including AFF in Norway and at Insead in France. He has extensive experience within salmon farming and sales. He started his career as a salesperson with Domstein Salmon. In 2002 Gjerde became controller for farming at Fjord Seafood Norway, which became part of Marine Harvest in 2006. In 2007 Per-Roar Gjerde was appointed Regional Director for Region West, one of the four business units of Marine Harvest Norway.

In January 2016 he was appointed Managing Director for Marine Harvest Chile and subsequently moved to Chile where he led the business restructuring process. Gjerde will continue in his current position until his replacement is in place.  Marine Harvest's Group management team, effective 1 January 2017, is as follows:

CEO: Alf-Helge Aarskog

CFO: Ivan Vindheim

COO Farming Scotland, Canada, Ireland and Faroe Island: Marit Solberg

COO Farming Norway and Chile: Per-Roar Gjerde

COO Sales & Marketing: Ola Brattvoll

COO Fish Feed: Ben Hadfield

Global Director R&D: Øyvind Oaland

Chief Strategy Officer: Glenn Flanders

Global Director HR: Anne Lorgen Riise

Communication Director: Kristine Gramstad Wedler