Board of Directors

Bjørn Flatgård

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Flatgård is currently working as a professional director of several leading Norwegian companies and as an investor. From 1996 to 2007 he was President & CEO of Elopak ASA. Prior to that he was CEO of Nycomed Pharma and a member of the executive management of Hafslund Nycomed. Mr. Flatgård gained an MSc in Chemical Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 1973 and a degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Management BI in 1981. Mr. Flatgård joined SalMar’s board of directors in August 2002, becoming chairman in 2006. Through his family company GloMar AS, Mr. Flatgård owns 2.38% of the shares in Kverva AS, which in turn owns 53,4% of the shares in SalMar ASA. Mr. Flatgård is also Chairman of Kverva AS.

Gustav Witsøe

Mr. Witzøe is the co-founder of SalMar ASA. He holds a degree in engineering. After several years as an engineer co-founded BEWI AS, a company producing styrofoam boxes for the fish farming industry. Mr. Witzøe held the position as managing director of BEWI AS until 1990. Since Mr. Witzøe founded SalMar ASA in 1991 he has gained extensive experience in fish farming and processing. In addition to being a director of SalMar ASA, Mr. Witzøe is chairman of Egersund Fisk AS and is a director of Norskott Havbruk AS and Scottish Sea Farms Ltd. Mr. Witzøe owns 90.85% of Kverva AS, which in turn owns 53.4% of the shares in SalMar ASA. Mr. Witzøe is also a director of Kverva AS.

Kjell A. Storeide

Mr. Storeide is a graduate of the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) in Bergen. From1990 to 2004 he was the CEO and co-owner of  Stokke Gruppen AS. Mr. Storeide is chairman of several industrial companies in Norway. Mr. Storeide joined SalMar’s board of directors in February 2008.

Tove Nedreberg

Ms. Nedreberg holds the position as CEO of Adresseavisen Gruppen AS and Adresseavisen AS. She as extensive experience at executive level from positions in large corporations, including board positions. Nedreberg has served on the board of SalMar since 31.05.2012.

Bente Rathe

Ms. Rathe has an extensive experience from both operational management and leading positions on the boards of many major Nordic companies. Ms. Rathe has served on the board of SalMar since 03.06.2015.

Geir Berg

Employee representative

Geir Berg has been employed at SalMar since March 2013. He has been Production Manager Fish Farming since May of that year. Mr. Berg has 20 years’ experience of working in the public sector and around 10 years from the private sector. Before joining SalMar he was an airport manager with Avinor. Mr. Berg has previously held both operational and administrative positions in a variety of business sectors.

Merete Gisvold Sandberg

Employee representative

Sandberg has worked for SalMar since 2014. She is currently head of Sustainability and Nutrition in the Biology Section at group level. She has experience from research and development assignments at Nutreco ARC, KPMG and SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture. She has a degree in agricultural science, majoring in aquaculture, from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB), and is currently a member of the board of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Industry’s Research Fund.