Executive Management

Trond Williksen

President and CEO

With nearly 30 years of experience from different positions in the fisheries and aquaculture industries, Trond Williksen most recently led the listed company AKVA Group ASA through a period of strong growth. Before this, Williksen held different management positions in the Aker Group’s fisheries section, and worked as a KPMG consultant to the fisheries industries. Williksen started his career in the Norwegian Fishermen’s Association, before joining first the aquaculture company Midt-Norsk Havbruk, and then Norske Fiskeoppdretteres Forening (currently Norwegian Seafood Federation). Trond Williksen is a university college graduate of Fisheries Economics from Bodø, Norway, and holds an MBA from the University of Washington.

Born: 1963
Shares: 3 714
RSU-Rights: 10 462

Trond Tuvstein

Chief Financial Officer

Trond Tuvstein was appointed as new CFO October 2013. Tuvstein served as Head of Investor Relations in SalMar ASA from January 2012 until October 2013. Tuvstein therefore knows both SalMar and the aquaculture industry well. Mr. Tuvstein is certified public accountant, having completed a Master’s degree in Accounting and Auditing at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) in Bergen. Mr. Tuvstein has extensive experience from the accounting industry. He has held leading positions in auditors PricewaterhouseCoopers and Systemrevisjon, among others.

Born: 1972
Shares: 18 749
RSU-Rights: 9 792

Olav-Andreas Ervik

Director Farming

Mr. Ervik started in the position as head of SalMar ASA´s Farming division August 2014. Before this Mr. Ervik held the position as General Manager in  SalMar Farming AS. Mr. Ervik has held various positions in companies within the salmon farming industry, including Lerøy Midnor, Scottish SeaFarms and Lerøy Hydrotech.

Born: 1976
Shares: 9 700
RSU-Rights: 9 726

Gustav Witzøe

Director of Strategic Projects

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. 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.

Born: 1953
Shares: 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.
RSU-Rights: None

Frode Arntsen

Director, Processing and Sales

Frode Arntsen took the position as Director, Processing 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 2010, and has previously held senior/director positions at Lerøy Midnor, HitraMat and Lerøy Midt.

Born: 1970
Shares: 0
RSUs: 3 956

Photo: Hitra-Frøya

Tom Aleksandersen

Director Organization, HSE and Quality

Tom Aleksandersen was appointed as Director of Organization, HSE  and Quality 1 March 2015. Aleksandersen holds an MBA with specialization in Innovation and Implementation (1995), his main areas of expertise is: strategy, business development, cultural development and leadership training. Aleksandersen has extensive experience from working with strategic processes and organizational development from businesses in Central Norway, including several years of experience as a partner and head of BDO’s consultancy department in Central Norway.

Born: 1971
Shares: 3 182
RSU-Rights: 10 396

Ulrik Steinvik

Director Business Support

Steinvik started in the position as Director Business Support 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: 11 658
RSU-rights: 8 210