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QRILL Aqua appoints two executives

August 12, 2022  By Hatchery International staff

Aker BioMarine has appointed two new leaders; sales executive, Bjørn Wallentin, will join the company as senior vice-president, QRILL Aqua Sales; and Aker BioMarine’s current director of sustainability, Ragnhild Dragøy, will take on a new role as vice-president, product management, a newly created department within Animal Health and Nutrition. 

Bjørn Wallentin comes to Aker BioMarine from the position as regional vice-president for the Americas region at Jotun, a company where he has spent 27 years of his career in a number of different roles. In his new role as a part of the QRILL Aqua team, he will work to continuously to support and build the teams sales and value creation within the QRILL Aqua existing and future product lines.

“Aker BioMarine has exciting opportunities in its sights, as we look towards to new markets, new retail channels and new ways of reaching customers. To have the opportunity to work with such a professional team played an important role for me moving to Aker BioMarine,” said Wallentin.

Ragnhild Dragøy is a long-time marine biotechnology executive, who joined Aker BioMarine in 2021 as director of sustainability. She previously served as research director, marine biotechnology, for Nofima Norway. In her new role, she will help build up the company’s new unit, which will focus on the product lifecycle within Aker BioMarine’s Animal Health and Nutrition business.


“My role will be to manage and develop a very competent team that is equipped to meet our new unit’s goals. We must also work to secure solid collaboration across the company, to optimally position our QRILL products in every segment,” says Dragøy. “It’s especially important to integrate the important sustainability work into our QRILL product and messaging.”

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