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Board of Directors

Ole Eirik Lerøy, Chairman of the Board

Born: 1959
Education: Educated at the Norwegian School of Management 1980-84. AFF management program 1992.
Background: Former CEO in Lerøy Seafood Group ASA 1991-2008, former Chairman of the Norwegian Seafood Federation (FHL) and former chairman of the board of the Norwegian Seafood Export Council (NSEC). Mr. Lerøy has broad experience from the seafood industry. He is member of the board of the International Groundfish Forum.
Number of shares: Ole-Eirik Lerøy and his affiliates' ownership of shares in Marine Harvest ASA is 41 220 000 shares, of which 30 000 shares are covered by a forward agreement. This represents a total ownership of 1.15% of the issued share capital. The settlement date of the forward contract is 16 December 2013 and the purchaseprice is NOK 3.9287 per share.


Leif Frode Onarheim, Vice Chairman

Born: 1934
Position: Associate Partner, Norscan Partners AS
Education: MBA, Graduate from Norwegian School of Economics and business administration (NHH).
Background: Former President and CEO, Nora Industrier AS, President Norwegian School of Management 1993-1997, Member of Parliament 2001-2005, Chairman Løvenskiold Vækerø AS, Director of Private and Governmental Enterprises.
Number of shares: 325 000, owned through the controlled company Lonar AS.   


Tor Olav Trøim

Born: 1963
Position: VP and director of Frontline Ltd.
Education: Master of Science from NTH, the University of Technology in Trondheim, Norway in 1985.
Background: Extensive background as a Director in companies like Knightsbridge Tankers Ltd, Aktiv Kapital ASA and Golar LNG. He is also President and Chief Executive Officer of Frontline Management AS. Prior to his service with Frontline, Mr. Trøim served as Managing Director and a member of the Board of Directors of DNO AS, a Norwegian oil company.
Number of shares: 5000


Solveig Strand

Born: 1961
Position: General Manager
Education: IT/ Economic degree.
Background: Managing Director of companies within the Strand Group. Former Parliament secretary for the Ministry of Fisheries. Member of the county council of Møre og Romsdal.
Number of shares: 20 000

Michael Parker

Born: 1953 
Position: Former deputy CEO of Youngs Bluecrest Seafood (now Findus Group)
Education: BSc (hons) in Business Administration from University of Bath
Background: Over 30 years of general management experience in the food industry - mainly seafood. Previous board member of UK governt industry body (Seafish) and currently active in UK public affairs consultancy and publishing. Former trustee of the Marine Stewardship Council 
Number of shares:

Cecilie Fredriksen

Born: 1983
Position: Frontline Corporate Services Ltd 
Bachelor of Business and Science from London Metropolitan University 
Fredriksen is member of the board of Aktiv Kapital ASA.  
Number of shares:



Hege Sjo

Born: 1968
Position: Senior advisor in Hermes Investment Management Ltd.
Education: Educated at Norges Handelshøyskole, specialising in corporate finance.
Background: Previously, CFO at Oslo Børs ASA. Furthermore, she holds several directorships in other companies, including Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA, Odin Forvaltning ASA, Det Norske Oljeselskap ASA, Polarcus Ltd. and Odim ASA.
Number of shares: 0


Turid Lande Solheim

Born: 1970
Position: Production Manager, Marine Harvest Norway AS
Education: Studies in economics and aquaculture, Molde Regional College 
Started in the seafood business in 1993 in Mowi AS, a company later incorporated in Marine Harvest.   
Number of shares: 
2 527

Geir-Elling Nygård

Born: 1966
Position: Technician (Operations), MH Norway Region South
Education: Certification in carpentry, certification and college studies in aquaculture, management training.
Background:  Started in Mowi AS in 1990,  a company later incorporated into Marine Harvest. Previous to this Nygård worked in 2 smaller aquaculture companies.   
Number of shares:

Stein Mathiesen

Born: 1973
Position: Factory Scheduler, MH Norway Region West
Education: Food technician
Background: Started in the seafood business in 1989 at Domstein. Has worked in Marine Harvest since 2007.
Number of shares: 
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Published date: 03 Apr 2014