INAQ welcomes new CEO, Nina Santi

Founder of INAQ and former CEO Frode Blakstad will now assume the role of Executive Chairman at the Norwegian seafood advisory firm.
Nina Santi is the new CEO of INAQ AS.

Nina Santi is the new CEO of INAQ AS.

Photo: INAQ AS.

Norwegian seafood advisory firm INAQ AS has named Nina Santi as its new CEO, the company has announced.

The outgoing manager, Frode Blakstad, who founded the seafood advisory company in 2002, will continue to play a key role as Executive Chairman of the company, INAQ said in a press release announcing Santi's appointment.

International professional experience in aquaculture, with background in aquatic medicine

With over 20 years of professional experience in aquaculture, Santi brings a robust skill set to her new role. Her international exposure includes managing companies abroad and serving on boards in various countries, demonstrating a comprehensive understanding of the industry's global dynamics.

Santi, joined INAQ in November 2022, having spent 15 years at broodstock specialist AquaGen, where she held various roles, including a seven-year stint as the CEO. With a background in veterinary medicine and a Ph.D., Santi has also served as an associate professor in aquatic medicine at the Norwegian School of Veterinary Sciences.

Her educational portfolio also extends to technology management, having completed additional coursework at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and the BI Norwegian Business School.

"Best possible starting point" for future development, says Blakstad

"INAQ is a solid company with highly qualified employees. The team is very motivated to support in the development of the seafood industry. It is an honour to be given the opportunity to take INAQ  into a new phase, where we see significant potential for growth," Santi said on taking up her new role.

"The fact that Nina has agreed to take on the role of new general manager of INAQ is the best possible starting point for securing and developing the company’s position in the seafood industry," said outgoing CEO Blakstad.

About INAQ

INAQ AS, a leading provider of advisory services to seafood companies and related businesses, operates both in Norway and internationally. Specializing in strategic development, the company assists seafood firms and supports owners and investors in sector-specific transactions. INAQ contributes with expertise in sustainability and corporate governance.

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