Board of Directors

Gustav Witzøe

Chairman of the Board

Gustav Witzøe joined the board of directors as board chair in SalMar June 2022. Mr. Witzøe is the co-founder of SalMar ASA. He holds a degree in engineering. After several years as an engineer he 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.

Mr Witzøe indirectly owns 93,02% of Kverva AS, which in turn through Kverva Industrier AS owns 50.88% of the shares in SalMar ASA. Mr Witzøe is also a director of Kverva AS.

Citizenship: Norwegian citizen, and resident in Norway
Independent: No

Margrethe Hauge

Member of the Board and Leader of the Audit and Risk Committee

Margrethe Hauge is CEO of Goodtech ASA and has held management positions within production, supply chain, service and sales in aqua, agriculture, maritime and oil & gas industries. She has held positions as CEO at Teknisk Bureau AS, Regional Managing Director – Nordic & Germany at MRC Global Inc. and Executive Vice President Services at TTS Group ASA. She has also held several management positions at Kverneland Group. Ms Hauge started her career as trainee at Norsk Hydro ASA. She is member of the board of Borregaard ASA and GIEK. She holds a Master’s degree in Economics & Business Administration, University of Mannheim, Germany.

Nationality: Norwegian citizen, and resident in Norway
Independent: Yes

Leif Inge Nordhammer

Member of the Board

Nordhammer was previously CEO in SalMar from 1996 to 2016, with a hiatus from 2011 to 2014. Today he works in his investment company LIN AS and is board member of Kverva AS. He has extensive experience from leadership positions from several companies within aquaculture and has been a part of the industry since 1985. Former companies include Sparebank 1 Midt-Norge, E. Boneng & Sønn, Frøya Holding AS/ and Hydro Seafood AS. Nordhammer has educational background for Norwegian Armed Forces, Trondheim Business School and University in Trondheim. Nordhammer joined the board of SalMar in June 2020.

Nordhammer owns  indirectly 1,61% of the shares in SalMar ASA. He owns 99,1% of LIN AS which directly owns 1,10% of the shares in SalMar ASA and indirectly LIN AS owns 0,51% of the shares in SalMar ASA through its 1% ownershare in Kverva AS, which through through Kverva Industrier AS owns 50,88% of the shares in SalMar ASA.

Nationality: Norwegian citizen, and resident in Norway
Independent: No

Arnhild Holstad

Member of the Board

Arnhild Holstad joined the board of directors in SalMar June 2022. She is the Regional Manager at Statskog, and non-executive board member in Helse Midt-Norge RHF. She has previously been the mayor of Namsos for 6 years, and has board experience from Sparebank1 SMN and NTE. She has extensive experience from political and executive positions within communication. She is a graduate of the Norwegian School of Journalism, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

Citizenship: Norwegian citizen, and resident in Norway
Independent: Yes

Morten Loktu

Member of the Board

Morten Loktu joined the board of directors in SalMar June 2022. Mr. Loktu is Vice President of Corporate Strategy at Equinor (previously Statoil). He has held several senior positions at Equinor as Senior Vice President (LEAN and Operational Improvement), Senior Vice President (Operations North) and Senior Vice President (Research & Innovation). He was the CEO of SINTEF for 3 years and Executive Vice President of Statoil. He is a graduate of Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He is a non-executive board member at Sparebank1 SMN and SalMar Aker Ocean.

Citizenship: Norwegian citizen, and resident in Norway
Independent: Yes

Tone Ingebrigtsen

Employee representative

Tone Ingebrigtsen works as a fish health manager for the nothern region of SalMar Farming. She has a master degree in aquamedicine, and an MBA from Nord University Business School. Tone started working within the aquaculture industry in 2006, and has been part of the SalMar-team since 2014.

Nationality: Norwegian citizen, and resident in Norway

Shares: 762
RSU-Rights: 784

Simon Søbstad

Employee representative

Simon Søbstad started his career in SalMar in February 2007. Since then, he has held a number of different roles within sales and industry.

Nationality: Norwegian citizen, and resident in Norway

Shares: 732
RSU-Rights: 1,167