Knut Ellekjær is the new COO for Cermaq Norway

Mr. Knut Ellekjær brings extensive experience from food industry of processed branded products from Orkla.

Knut Elllekjær is appointed COO for Cermaq Norway

Knut Ellekjær is new to the fish farming industry but brings a wealth of industry experience from other types of food industry. He has been production director of Stabburet, the largest pizza company in Norway, managing director of Sætre, a Nordic biscuit company, and is currently Innovation Director for the Norwegian snacks and confectionary business of Orkla.

- Knut will add valuable competence to Cermaq. Knut has background from the food industry of branded goods and has also comprehensive management experience as well as international experience. I’m confident that Knut and Cermaq is a good match, says CEO Geir Molvik.

- I’m very excited about the salmon farming industry. It’s a future oriented way of producing healthy food in a sustainable way, and I am eager to bring my experience to this sector, says Knut Ellekjær.

Knut will join Cermaq 1 June at the latest.

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