Nordic Aqua Partners A/S registered office is at Dagmarsgades Vandtårn, Hundegade 1, 6760 Ribe, Denmark, and serves as business address for the members of the Management in relation to their positions in the Company.
Nordic Aqua (Ningbo) Co., Ltd registered office at Kengtou Hill of Zhumen Village, Gaotang Island, Xiangshan County, Ningbo, China serves as business address for the members of the Management in relation to their positions in the Subsidiary.
The following sets out a brief introduction to each of the members of the Company's Management:
Ole Jørgensen is a Danish citizen and an active investor. Through his company, Invactor, he supports companies with capital and active ownership. Mr. Jørgensen has been active with businesses in China for several years, and has, among other things, facilitated the start-up of several companies in China. Ole is the chair of the board in 10 companies, and board member in 13 companies.
Mr. Jørgensen holds a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Handelshøjskole Syd and a BSc, Mechanichal Engineering from Sønderborg Teknikum.
Mr. Hjalti Hvítklett (born 1979) is from Faroe Island, and comes from the position as CFO in P/F Pelagos, a position he has hold since 2014. Mr. Hvítklett has a Master of Science (MSc) in Business Administration and Auditing (Cand. merc. aud.) from School of Business and Social Science, Aarhus University.
Mr. Hvítklett took over the position as CFO of Nordic Aqua Partners A/S on April 1, 2021.
Ove Nodland is a Norwegian citizen, but has lived and worked in Ningbo, China since 1999. He has more than 25 years’ experience from working in Asia in various management positions, including setting up and being the CEO of Nordic Industrial Park in 2002, where he has advised and supported 50 companies when setting up their business operations in China. Ove is the founding partner of Nordic Aqua Partners and initiated the project in 2014. Before moving to China, he held management positions in various companies in Norway.
Mr. Nodland is an Honorary Citizen of Ningbo, and is a Qualified Mechanical Engineer from the Stavanger College of Technology.
Ragnar Joensen is a Faroese citizen with extensive management experience from the aquaculture industry. Prior to the Company, he worked 17 years as Managing Director at Marine Harvest (now Mowi). He has also been in executive positions at Marine Harvest Faroes, Marine Harvest Norway and Marine Harvest ASA. Furthermore, Mr. Joensen has held several board positions at leading aquaculture companies.
Mr. Joensen holds a M.Sc. in Engienering, Aquaculture from Aalborg University, Denmark, and an MBA from the University of Warwick, UK.
Arne Knudsen is a Norwegian citizen but has lived and worked in China for 20 years. He has held various management positions while working in China, most of them as General Manager of TTS Marine, where Mr. Knudsen was in charge of setting up their entire business operations. Before moving to China, Mr. Knudsen has worked in senior positions mostly related to the marine industries, and held senior positions for companies such as Reber Shindler Heis AS, Hydralift ASA, Hydralift Marine AS and TTS Marine ASA.
Mr. Knudsen holds a Machinist exam, Maritime school in Kristiansand, and is a certified Engine and Construction /Design engineer from Ålesund College.
Catherine Shen is a Chinese citizen, residing in Ningbo. Ms. Shen has extensive experience from setting up and holding management positions with foreign companies operating in China. Ms. Shen has been instrumental in the structuring and development of the company. Ms. Shen has long experience in liaising and negotiating with government authorities and bureaus and possesses an in depth understanding of applicable rules and regulations, taxes and duties, financing and HR related issues.
Ms. Shen holds an MBA from BI – Fudan University, a Master's Degree from BI Norwegian Management School, and a Bachelor of laws, where she majored in international business law from the University of International Business and Economics.
20 years management and technical experience with RAS
Best performing facility in large salmon farming company
20 years management and technical experience with RAS
One of two responsible for constructing world’s largest RAS facility
5 years experience with RAS
Currently working at a large RAS facility for a large salmon farming company
Ola Frøvik is a Norwegian citizen, (born 1983) with more than 11 years of RAS salmon farming experience. He has held various positions within the industry, including positions as Managing Director of Vågafossen Settefisk AS and as Operation Manager for MOWI, Vågafossen. As Farm Manager, Ola will be responsible for the entire RAS operation, including the important task of implementing best farming practices and training local RAS operators.
Ola Frøvik has during his carrier within the aquaculture industry attended a variety of programs and courses at University Nord, NTNU and UIB within production biology, fish health and WM6010-RAS.
Ola Frøvik will relocate and join the team in Ningbo in July this year.
Johan Toftegaard (born 1967) has more than 20 years of experience in producing salmon in RAS systems. He comes from the position as Freshwater Manager in MOWI Faroe Islands.
He is a mechanical engineer and has been responsible for the construction of several land-based systems in MOWI and as a consultant in other companies.
Johan will assure that his extensive experience and knowhow are considered during design and construction of the RAS system and be responsible for setting up and implementing RAS operational procedures and practices.
Matthew Bell is a British citizen, with a solid mechanical engineering background, specialising in remote area work. Matthew gained his experience in RAS farming in Arctic Norway.
Prior to working with RAS farming, Matthew worked as a mechanical engineer for the British Antarctic Survey, maintaining and building mechanical systems at a research station and also in deep field Antarctica.
He has also experience as technical specialist / trainer for a German mechanical handling company.
Matthew is a qualified mechanical engineer from the Barnfield Technical College, UK.
Yong Tan is a Chinese Citizen, residing in Shanghai. Mr. Tan has 20 years experience in quality management and project management in various multinational companies, with more than 10 years in management position.
Mr. Tan is good at quality management, problem solving, process improvement, team management and data analysis. He has extensive project management experience mainly in shipbuilding, offshore, and oil & gas industries.
Mr. Tan is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, ISO9001 lead auditor, and holds a College Diploma in Marine Engineering from Bohai Shipbuilding Vocational College and an MBA from Shanghai University.