Meeting Arenas

Focus groups

Three times a year, we gather experts and business leaders in focus groups for discussions regarding our 5 industrial areas of priority. The focus groups contribute with competence, advise and influence the Cluster’s focus and projects within each strategic area.

Here are the members of each focus group:

 

Climate, Environment and Circular Economy

  • Anne Hilde Midtveit, Head of Sustainability and Quality, Lerøy Seafood Group ASA
  •  Ragna Heggebø, Global R&D Manager, Grieg Seafood ASA
  • Marianne Wethe Koch, Sustainability Manager, Cargill Aqua Nutrition
  • Birgitte Sørheim, Marketing Director, Benchmark Genetics
  • Erik Jan Lock, Head of Research Feed and Nutrition, Institute of Marine Research
  • Paul Steinar Valle, Project leader, The Norwegian Veterinary Institute
  • Vibeke Stærkebye Nørstebø, Research Manager Climate and Sustainability, SINTEF Ocean
  • Hans Kleivdal, Deputy Group Director Climate and Environment, NORCE
  • Vivian Lunde, Director ESG & Business Operations, Proximar
  • Andreas Moe Larsen, ESG Manager, Bremnes Seashore
  • Eirik Bergh, Managing Director, MCC Labels
  • Samuel Anderson, Kvalitets- og HMS leder, Bolaks
  • Maria G.E. Barroso, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Seaborn
  • Ole Arthur Vaage, Product Development Manager, Ragn Sells
  • Edgar Skjervold, CEO, Nutrimar
  • Bård Sekkingstad, CEO, Sekkingstad
  • Ronja Amalie Gabrielsen, Raw Material Quality and Sustainability Analyst, BioMar
  • Espen Aarstad, CFO, Biomega
  • Ole Petter Pedersen, Head of Technology and Sustainability, Calanus
  • Martin Skaug, Kommunikasjonsdirektør, Sjømatrådet

 

Digital Transformation and Digitalization

  • Trond Kathenes, CIO, Grieg Seafood
  • Andreas Storebø, Lead Digital Transformation Farming, Lerøy Seafood Group ASA
  • Frode Melsether, CTO, Coast Seafood
  • Ketil Christensen, Global Category Manager, Cargill
  • Pål Nilsen, Senior Manager Data and Digital Services, Pharmaq
  • Rudi Seim, Head of Production Norway & Global Fish Health, Benchmark Genetics
  • Leif Magne Sunde, Research Manager, SINTEF Ocean
  • Geir Lasse Taranger, Vice Director and Research Director, Institute of Marine Research
  • Jarl Giske, Professor, UiB
  • The Thanh Nguyen, Seksjonsleder, Veterinærinstituttet
  • Jon Iden, Professor, NHH
  • Eirik Junge Hess, Product Manager, Kontali Analyse
  • Tor Espen Skoglund, CEO, Innovasjø
  • Laila Knarvik, Group Technology & Sustainability Manager, Bremnes Seashore
  • Siri Lohne, CFO, Bolaks

 

Fish Health and Welfare

  • Jo Nørstebø, Lead Customer Development, Cargill
  • Ingebjørg Sævareid, Global Fish Health Manager, Grieg Seafood ASA
  • Øyvind Brevik, Fish Health Manager Salmon, Benchmark Genetics,
  • Nils Arne Grønlie, General Manager, Pharmaq Analytiq
  • Lene Høgset, Technical Manager, MSD
  • Pål Skjold, Fish Health Manager, Lerøy
  • Bente Thorstensen, Division Director, Nofima
  • Kari Kolstad, Dekan, NMBU
  • Aina-Cathrine Øvergård, Førsteamanuensis, UiB
  • Ingunn Sommerset, Seksjonsleder, Veterinærinstituttet
  • Åse Åtland, Research Manager, NIVA
  • Bjørn Olav Kvamme, Group Leader, Intistute of Marine Research
  • Per Kristian Sætre, Global Fish Health Manager, Aqua Pharma Group
  • Jørn Ulheim, CEO, Patogen
  • Øystein Staveland, Fiskehelsesjef, Bremnes Seashore

 

Future Feed Ingredients

  • Harald Sveier, R&I Manager, Lerøy Seafood Group ASA
  • Tor Erik Homme, Director Feed and Nutrition, CSO, Grieg Seafood ASA
  • Ted Mollan, Supplier Development Manager, Cargill
  • Kate Furuhovden Stenerud, Regional Sales Manager, Benchmark Genetics
  • Margareth Øverland, Professor, NMBU
  • Ida Grong Aursand, Senior Business Developer, SINTEF Ocean
  • Renate Kvingedal, Research Director, NORCE
  • Geir Magne Knutsen, Fagsjef for strategi og utvikling, Bremnes Seashore
  • Vegard Denstadli, Technical Director, BioMar
  • Hogne Abrahamsen, Chief Sales Officer, Calanus
  • Ole Arthur Vaage, Product Development Manager, Ragn Sells
  • Jarred Knapp, Research and Development Director, Nutrimar

 

Future Competence and Talent Attraction

  • Siren Grønhaug, Group Director HR, Lerøy Seafood Group ASA
  • Liv-Ane Engelsen, Talent Manager HR, Lerøy Seafood Group ASA
  • Kathleen Mathiesen, Group Director HR, Grieg Seafood ASA
  • Eivind Nydegger, People Analytics Advisor, Grieg Seafood ASA
  • Anja Skarstein, Crew Coordinator, Benchmark Genetics
  • Eirik Søraa, Purchaser, Coast
  • Judith Tørvi, Human Resource Business Partner, Cargill
  • Anders Refsahl, Manager, BI
  • Steffen Juranek, Associate Professor, NHH
  • John Tveit, Division Manager at Division of External Relations – Working-life orientation and Lifelong Learning, HVL
  • Sigurd Stefansen, Professor at Department of Biological Sciences (BIO), UiB
  • Synnøve Austestad, HR Manager, Bolaks
  • Anne Marie Meling, Group HR Manager, Bremnes
  • Skjalg Steiro, HR Director, BioMar
  • Marit Storesund, CHRO, Sekkingstad
  • Kari Brøndbo, HR Director, Norwegian Seafood Council
  • Ida-Marie Andersen, HR and Administration Manager

 

At a glance

Who: The focus group is open partners and members in the Cluster.

Want to contribute in a focus group? Please contact Solveig Holm.

Contact person:
Solveig Holm
Senior Project Manager
solveig@seafoodinnovation.no
+47 92 05 85 31
"Having an arena for in-dept discussions is really welcome!"
Bente Torstensen
Nofima
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