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Norway’s Seafood Council has hired Tore Holvik (44) as its Country Director in Spain. In 2022, Spain was the 7th largest market for Norwegian seafood, with an export value of NOK 7.3 billion. This represented a growth of 21 percent compared to the previous year.

“I am very grateful for the opportunity to represent and market the entire Norwegian seafood industry to the Spanish market for such a fantastic organization as the Norwegian Seafood Council,” said Tore Holvik.

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“We are very pleased to have Tore Holvik join our team. Spain is a very important seafood market with significant potential for growth. With his solid expertise, education, and extensive network, he is well equipped to take our marketing efforts in Spain to the next level,” said Børge Grønbech, Director of Global Operations at the Norwegian Seafood Council.

Extensive experience

Holvik was until recently responsible for sales to overseas markets and frozen products at Mowi, and has also worked in Western Europe (Spain, France, Portugal, Benelux, and the United Kingdom) for a period. He has a master’s degree from Australia and more than 20 years of experience in various roles and responsibilities in different seafood companies.

“I have experience and networks both in Norway and internationally. Now, both my family and I look forward to moving to Madrid. Here, I will work to further exploit the potential that Norwegian seafood has in the Spanish market,” said Tore Holvik.

Tore Holvik will take up the position of Country Director for Norwegian Seafood Council in Spain in April and formally take over on August 1st.

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