Grieg Seafood ASA has appointed Grant Cumming as the new Chief Operating Officer for its North American farming operations. Cumming led the turn-around of Grieg Seafood's Shetland operations before the region was sold in 2021.
"I am pleased to welcome Grant Cumming as our new COO for North America. Grant does not only have extensive strategic and operational experience in the salmon farming industry. He also knows Grieg Seafood well and shares our values. We were impressed with how he led the restructuring of our Shetland business. Turned it into a profitable region, and oversaw a successful sale in 2021. We look forward to having him as a part of our team once again," said Andreas Kvame, CEO of Grieg Seafood ASA.
Cumming has had different roles in the salmon farming industry for almost 30 years. He was the last Managing Director of Grieg Seafood Shetland before the region was sold. He has a BSc (Hons) in Zoology (Marine and Fisheries Biology) from the University of Aberdeen and an MSc in Mariculture, specializing in Aquaculture.
"I am delighted to be rejoining Grieg Seafood. I have a lot of respect for the talented individuals that form our Canada team on both the East Coast and West Coast and I look forward to working with them to develop our operation in Canada in a sustainable manner," added Grant Cumming.
Cumming will be a part of Grieg Seafood's Executive Management Team.
Grieg Seafood ASA is one of the world's leading salmon farmers. Our farms are in Finnmark and Rogaland in Norway, and British Columbia as well as Newfoundland in Canada. Our headquarter is located in Bergen, Norway. Grieg Seafood ASA was listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange in June 2007. More than 750 people work in the company throughout our regions.
Sustainable farming practices are the foundation of Grieg Seafood's operations. The lowest possible environmental impact and the best possible fish welfare are both ethical responsibilities and drive economic profitability. Towards 2026, we aim for global growth, and cost improvements and to evolve from a pure salmon supplier to an innovation partner for selected customers.