London, United Kingdom – March 28, 10:00 BST: The Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) is pleased to welcome Aino Olaisen, chair of the Board of Directors of Nova Sea AS, as the new co-chair of GSI, joining fellow co-chair Sady Delgado, CEO of AquaChile. Aino succeeds Regin Jacobsen, CEO of Bakkafrost, following his two-year tenure.
“The landscape in which we operate is continuously changing, whether in the water where we raise our fish, or in day-to-day business operations. I truly believe that the only way we can build a sustainable future for the industry with longevity, is by working together to share experiences and knowledge so we can continue producing healthy food in the most sustainable way possible,” said Olaisen. “The challenges we face today, from climate change to fish welfare, are simply too big to solve alone. We must collaborate to find the most impactful solutions, and GSI offers a proven model for its members to help identify and implement sustainability improvements and provide a unified voice to stakeholders to share our journey.”
Aino is the first woman to take on the position of GSI co-chair, working alongside CEO, Sophie Ryan.
“Aino brings a wealth of experience and valuable perspective to GSI and couples smart business thinking with a strong commitment to sustainability, local communities and youth development,” said Ryan. “She has long been a leader in the Norwegian salmon farming industry who understands that business success depends on pairing best farming practices with effective policies grounded in transparency and continued innovation. We aim to harness Aino’s holistic and pragmatic outlook to motivate industry advancements on a global scale through the work of GSI and its member companies.”
Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) is a leadership initiative established in 2013 by global farmed salmon producers focused on making significant progress on industry sustainability. Today, GSI comprises 22 companies that are fully committed to realizing a shared goal of providing a highly sustainable source of healthy food to feed a growing global population, whilst minimizing our environmental footprint, and continuing to improve our social contributions.
GSI member companies include Australis Seafoods S.A.; Bakkafrost; Blumar; Cermaq; Salmones Camanchaca SA; Empresas AquaChile; Grieg Seafood ASA; Multiexport Foods S.A.; New Zealand King Salmon; Nova Sea AS; Salmones Austral; Salmones Aysen; Tassal; and Ventisqueros. GSI companies have a presence in Australia, Canada, Chile, Faroe Islands, New Zealand, Norway and the United Kingdom.
GSI also has a number of supply chain Associate Members in both the pharmaceutical and feed industries, including Benchmark Holdings plc; BioMar; Cargill; Elanco; Merck, Sharpe and Dohme (MSD) Animal Health; PHARMAQ; Salmofood; and Skretting.
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