David Kiemele has been appointed as the new MD of Cermaq Canada, after 17 years in the salmon farming industry, and is due to take up his new position on 29 April.
The new MD joined Cermaq last year, having previously worked on farms in both British Columbia and Tasmania. He started with Marine Harvest Canada, spending five years in marine production, before joining Tassal in 2005. There, he held positions of Regional Manager, General Manager, and the last six years as Head of Farming.
Since May 2016 David has held the title of Regional Production Manager, overseeing the marine production and processing operations in Tofino. He has trained as an as aquaculture technician, and studied Executive Management at Melbourne University and Harvard Business School.
“We are proud that we found the best candidate for Managing Director internally. David has already made a significant contribution in Cermaq, and I am confident he is the right person to build our operations in BC. I look very much forward to having David on the global management team,” said Cermaq’s CEO Geir Molvik.
“I am delighted and excited to take on board this new position, and the responsibility that comes with it to build Cermaq Canada into the Customer’s Choice for farmed salmon. It’s a great organization, with dedicated and passionate people, that produces a fantastic product. Working in partnership with nature, our stakeholders, striving to deliver our customers the best quality salmon will always be our priority,” added David.