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GSA appoints Mike Kocsis as new chief executive officer

April 10, 2024  By Hatchery International staff

Mike Kocsis, new chief executive officer, Global Seafood Alliance. (Photo: GSA)

The Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) has a new chief executive officer.

Mike Kocsis has two decades of experience in the seafood industry and according to the GSA, is well-positioned to lead it into its next chapter. 

Kocsis joined the organization in April 2022 as chief systems officer to oversee certification operations and information technology and was promoted to chief strategy officer in August 2023.

He joined the seafood industry after an education in supply chain management and international business. He has a bachelor of science degree in logistics and international business from Penn State University and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.


“I’m excited to continue advancing responsible seafood practices globally with our partners. GSA is proud to engage with many of the world’s leading aquaculture and wild-caught seafood producers, retailers, food service operators, and NGOs and I look forward to closer collaboration as we advance our shared vision. This work isn’t possible without the incredible team at GSA. Their commitment to our mission and dedication to continuous improvement inspires me daily. It’s an honour to serve this team and lead GSA into the future,” said Kocsis.

In the past, Kocsis has taken leadership roles at leading seafood brands like High Liner Foods, King & Prince Seafood and Gorton’s Seafood.

Longtime GSA leader, Wally Stevens, will assist in Kocsis’ transition into the CEO role and remain a member of the GSA board of directors and GSA executive committee. 

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