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BioMar Norway today announced the appointment of Oda Høyland as its new commercial director. She will replace Henning Laugen, who has held various management positions in the commercial department for more than 26 years. In the release, the company said that the move “is a natural transition from Høyland’s current role as head of customer service, where she has been heavily involved in business processes”.  The appointment will take effect from January 2023.

The future commercial director of BioMar Norway holds a master’s degree in marine biology from NTNU, where she specialized in water quality and fish nutrition in land-based aquaculture. Oda Høyland started her career with the company in 2016 as a customer manager. She then became a hatchery specialist in 2018. In 2019, she took on the “challenge” of organizing the customer service department where, according to BioMar’s statement, she has worked closely with the technical and sales department “to contribute to the best possible performance and results of the utilization of the client”.

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“I am very pleased that we have managed to find a natural successor in our company”, said Håvard Jørgensen, CEO of BioMar Norway, on the appointment. “Oda has the experience, market knowledge and, above all, the drive to lead our sales organization and further develop partnerships with our customers”, he added.

In his statements, Jørgensen also highlighted the work of the outgoing commercial director. “I am grateful for the work and commitment that Henning Laugen has brought to BioMar all these years, and has led the team to where we are today”, he said. According to the company, in the coming years, Laugen will continue to support the commercial team “to make this transition as smooth as possible, and transfer his deep knowledge of the market and customers to Oda and the rest of the organisation”.

Just a few days ago, BioMar announced another appointment in one of its subsidiaries. Andrew Campbell will become CEO of AQ1, its aquatic feed technology business. Like Høyland, Campbell will take up his new position in January 2023.

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