Therese Log Bergjord, currently MD Nordics at food service giant, the Compass Group. She is set to take over the position from Steven Rafferty, who resigned from the Skretting MD role earlier this year.
She won’t take up her new position until 1 November 2017 though.
In her new role, Log Bergjord will also join the Nutreco Executive Committee. She will be based in Stavanger, Norway and will report to Knut Nesse, CEO of Nutreco.
Nutreco said Log Bergjord has a background in finance and business administration but has considerable experience in the aquaculture industry, having previously been vice president commercial at Pan Fish and global sales director for Skretting.
She was also a member of the board of directors of Norwegian farmed salmon producer, SalMar, a position she has now stepped down from, said Nutreco.
Rafferty is said to be available to Nutreco and Skretting until September to ensure a smooth transition of responsibilities.
According to media reports, he intends to stay working in the aquaculture sector.