Executive Management

Gustav Witzøe

President & CEO

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.

Born: 1953
Shares: 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.
RSU-Rights: None

Trine Sæther Romuld


Trine Sæther Romuld took over as CFO & COO on 1 July 2019. Romuld has extensive experience from a broad range of management positions within seafood, consulting and auditing, from both Norwegian and international companies. In addition, Romuld has significant experience as board member and leader of audit committee for listed companies. Romuld is a state authorized public accountant from Norwegian school of economics (NHH).

Born: 1968
Shares: 6 323
RSU-Rights: 3 147

Roger Bekken

COO Farming

Roger Bekken took over as COO Farming on 4 June 2018. Mr Bekken has worked in the seafood sector since 1991. He has held a variety of executive positions in the industry. Before joining SalMar is 2014, he was COO of Farming at Norway Royal Salmon (NRS). From 2014 until June 2018, Mr Bekken was managing director at SalMar Farming AS.

Born: 1967
Shares: 16 766
RSU-Rights: 2 404

Frode Arntsen

COO Industry and Sales

Frode Arntsen took the position as COO, Industry and Sales on 1 December 2017. He has a background from the Norwegian Military, and is educated as a lecturer within management. He has worked in the seafood industry since 2000, and has previously held senior/director positions at Lerøy Midnor, HitraMat and Lerøy Midt.

Born: 1970
Shares: 4 706
RSUs: 2 349

Photo: Hitra-Frøya

Ulrik Steinvik

Director Business Improvement

Steinvik started in the position as Director Business Improvement in August 2017. Mr. Steinvik holds the title as Norwegian state authorized public accountant. Berfore Steinvik joined SalMar in 2006 he served with Arthur Andersen Norway and Ernst & Young AS from 1998 to 2006. He graduated from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration in 2002.

Born: 1974
Shares: 139 335. Owns 18,266 shares directly and indirectly through personal related parties. Also owns 100 per cent of the shares in Nordpilan AS. Nordpilan AS owns 0.2 per cent of the shares in Kverva AS, which in turn through Kverva Industrier AS owns 50.88 per cent of the shares in SalMar ASA.
RSU-rights: 2 067