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New executive appointments at Billund Aquaculture

RAS provider Billund Aquaculture is making some changes to its executive team, with several appointments that aim to "continue cementing its position as the undisputed leader in RAS systems."

July 2, 2019  By Hatchery International staff

Brjarne Hald Olsen (left) and Steffen Busk Jespersen

The company has announced the appointment of its new chief operating officer and business development manager Brjarne Hald Olsen, who has been working as an executive at Billund for 13 years and has 33 years of experience within the global aquaculture industry. In his new position, Olsen will continue to drive the company’s sustained growth, Billund said in a press release.

“To meet the future growth expectations, we need to be even more innovative in our technology and get even more engaged with our customers,” Olsen said in a statement. “I can’t wait to get started in developing the business even further and getting closer to our customers.”

Billund’s success has been enhanced by the excellent market conditions and positive projections the land-based aquaculture market is currently enjoying across the globe, the company said. Market demand is on the rise for salmon smolt, post smolt, grow-out and other marine and fresh water species. Estimates are showing that by the year 2030, over 600,000 tons of different species will be produced using this technology.

The company also announced that Steffen Busk Jespersen will be Billund’s new CEO in Denmark as of August 1st.


“I am very happy and excited to get this unique opportunity to represent such an important company, one that has earned a privileged position in the competitive RAS market. I’m excited to be part of this successful team and to contribute in taking the company to the next level,” Jespersen said.

Jespersen is the former managing director for the Swedish operations of packaging and insulation group BEWiSynbra. Before that, he was co-owner and CEO of industrial group AH Industries A/S. He has also held several leadership positions in a variety of companies in countries such as Denmark, China, USA, Germany and the UK.

“This new structure is a very important step towards securing the management team the company needs to meet its future development needs, focusing heavily on structure, technology development and a strong control over project implementation,” said Christian Sørensen, chairman of the board at Billund Aquaculture. Sørensen will remain in his role as chairman of the board and will continue to be fully involved in daily operations, “with a strong emphasis on design, technology development and project implementation,” Billund said.

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