The Chief Executive Officer of breeding and genetics business AquaGen has announced she plans to leave the company next year.
Nina Santi has been CEO at AquaGen since 2016, having previously served as Head of Quality Assurance (2007-2013) and then Technical Director (2013-2016).
She said: “It has been an incredible rewarding and exciting time, where I have had the pleasure of working with many brilliant colleagues in several countries. After almost 15 years in the company and with six years as leader, I have come to the conclusion that this is a good opportunity to let someone else take over”, says Nina Santi.
AquaGen has started the process of recruiting a new CEO. Meanwhile, Nina Santi will renain in post and continue as a board member in companies where AquaGen has shareholding positions.
Odd Magne Rødseth, AquaGen’s Chairman, said: “On behalf of the board, I would like to thank Nina for her contribution over many years in the company. She has led the company in a period of strong growth combined with significant technological and market changes. Nina has been a driving force for a continuous development of the breeding sector, in particular she has focused on the opportunities new knowledge and technology in breeding and biosecurity provides for the industry.”
AquaGen is a breeding company which develops, produces and delivers genetic material to the global aquaculture farming industry, focused particularly on Atlantic salmon and rainbow trout.