Board of Directors

Leif Inge Nordhammer

Chairman 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 both directly and 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

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

Linda Litlekalsøy Aase

Member of the Board

Linda Litlekalsøy Aase is EVP Brownfield projects in Aker Solutions. The Norwegian joined Aker Solutions in April 2014 and has almost 20 years of industry experience, from technical management to a variety of leadership positions, including head of Aker Solutions’ maintenance, modifications and operations business in Norway. She holds a MSc in material technology from NTNU, and has studied business economics and management accounting at NHH. Linda L. Aase joined the board of SalMar June 2020.

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

Tonje E. Foss

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

Tonje Foss is strategy director in Enova. From 2017 to 2020 she was regionaldirector in Atea for region North. She has 19 years of experience from the oil industry from various positions and companies, including Kvaerner, Schlumberger and Aker BP. Foss has previously been board member in Buestiftelsen and Det Norske Oljeselskap, and currently is a board member in Sparebank 1 SMN. Tonje Foss joined the board of SalMar in June 2020.

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

Magnus Dybvad

Member of the Board

Magnus Dybvad has worked in Kverva for 10 years, and is today investment director in the company. In Kverva he has been working with transactions, existing investments and market research with a specific focus on salmon. The engagement related to the portfolio companies has been related to business development, M&A and strategy. Magnus Dybvad started his career with equity research in First Securities in 2008. He holds a MSc from NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) within industrial economics and technology management with an exchange in Canada.

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

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

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