Singapore, 2 September 2021 – Barramundi Group (the Group), a leader in pioneering the future of barramundi through end-to-end sustainable aquaculture, has announced today its appointment of Mr Vincent Erenst to the role of Chief Operating Officer of Production at the Group. Mr Erenst will accede the role from Mr Andrés Johnson, who will conclude his three-year term with the Group.
With close to four decades of experience in the aquaculture sector, Mr Erenst is an industry veteran with extensive experience gleaned through his time with some of the largest aquaculture operations globally, including a 12-year tenure in directorial positions at MOWI ASA (previously known as Marine Harvest Group). Over the years, Mr Erenst has honed his skills in strategic planning, farming, processing, sales and finance, making him a true all-rounder in industrial aquaculture. His achievements during this time included operational successes such as improvements to survival and feed conversion rates as well as commercial wins such as revenue growth and margin expansion.
In his most recent role, Mr Erenst served as Group Chief Operating Officer at Greek seabass and seabream producer, Avramar, formerly known as Andromeda Group. Before Avramar, Mr Erenst held key leadership positions at Marine Harvest Group, and during his time strengthened the Group’s positioning in North America, notably driving strong business growth for Marine Harvest Canada for over a decade.
“I am excited to join the team at Barramundi Group, along with their ambitious growth plan to see this wonderful fish become a popular choice for consumers worldwide”, shared Mr Erenst, who is set to be based in Singapore for his newest role at Barramundi Group.
Commenting on the latest appointment, Mr Andreas von Scholten, Chief Executive Officer of the Group said, “The board and management are thrilled to have a global top talent such as Vincent on board with Barramundi Group’s mission to feed the world responsibly and sustainably. We are confident that his addition will move the needle for our growth vision at this pivotal milestone that follows our recent listing on the Euronext Growth Oslo exchange. At the same time, we would like to thank Andrés for his immeasurable contribution to the integral capability-building phase for the Group over the last three years.”
About Barramundi Group
Barramundi Group brings great-tasting premium quality fish to the world, with sustainability at our core. Our mission is to help close the world’s protein gap by tapping into the potential of barramundi. Through our pioneering, world-class research and technology, our sustainable best practices enable us to produce responsibly-farmed barramundi while safeguarding the world’s oceans and environmental resources. Operating farms in Australia, Singapore, and Brunei, we have control over the entire value chain – from farm to fork – with established sales and distribution networks in major cities all over the world. For more information, please visit barramundi.com.
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