Executive Management

Olav-Andreas Ervik

President & CEO

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: 12 217
RSU-Rights: 4 824

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: 21 047
RSU-Rights: 4 824

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.

Born: 1953
Shares: Mr Witzøe indirectly owns 88,83% 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

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.

Shares: 3 715
RSU-Rights: 3 274

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: 736
RSUs: 2 794

Photo: Hitra-Frøya

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: 13 882
RSU-rights: 3 904