Harald Røkenes has been chairman of the board, since TripleNine Group was formed through a merger of TripleNine and Koppernæs in 2013. Harald Røkenes wants to step down from his chairman position at the upcoming general assembly in April. This has been planned and communicated to the shareholders for quite some time.
The board and the shareholders have been very pleased with Harald Røkenes’ major contribution to TripleNine Group’s development and especially his work with the challenges, there always will be in connection with a merger of two companies. They do on the other hand of course respect Harald’s decision and wish him all the best for the future.
The shareholders have been through a thorough process in order to find a successor, and the result is that Torben Svejgaard will be elected as the new chairman at the annual general assembly April, 14th. Torben Svejgaard has had a long top management career in international industrial companies, the latest being as Group CEO of BioMar, one of the world’s leading fish feed companies, in the period 2008-2014. He resigned from BioMar in 2014 to focus on board work and holds currently 4 other positions, e.g. within salmon processing, pig farming and pet food – all segments, which TripleNine Group addresses.
The shareholder representatives Hans Peter Koppernæs and Anker Mejnertz reason the choice of Torben Svejgaard as follows: “Torben has a strong management background in international organisations and has through his work at BioMar a deep knowledge of the industry and especially of TripleNine Group’s largest customer segment. This is one of several reasons for us being convinced that he together with the board, the new CEO Jes Bjerregaard and all the competent employees will ensure a further strong development of TripleNine Group”.
Torben Svejgaard is thrilled: “I know it can sound like a buzzword, but this is a dream position for me. Our industry is exciting and dynamic, but of course not without challenges. TripleNine Group’s strong position offers a fantastic platform for the ongoing journey, which I am both pleased and proud of being part of.”
Contact person: Hans Peter Koppernæs: +47 977 71 771 Anker Mejnertz: +45 4015 0999 Harald Røkenes: +47 9181 9851 Torben Svejgaard: +45 2360 0495