Marlife Team/Staff

A strong and committed staff with highly experienced people in our Board and working Themes provides MarLife with a solid foundation of moving forward.

Board of Directors

MarLife Board of Directors
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Carl Seip Hanevold

MarLife Chair, former Cermaq Executive Manager
Expert in aquaculture and feed technology.

    Live Haukvik Aker

    MarLife Deputy chair, Considium Consulting Group AS, MBA Finance, former Chief Financial Officer Grenland Group
    Field of expertise: Finance, business administration

      Espen Rimstad

      Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, NVH
      Professor. Field of expertise: Molecular Virology

        Torstein Steine

        Norwegian University of Life Sciences, UMB
        Professor, Head of Animal Husbandry, University of Life Sciences, Field of expertise: Quantitative Genetics

          Dag Knappskog

          Nordic technical director, MSD Animal Health
          Field of expertise: Vaccinology

            Odd Magne Rødseth

            Director of EW Group, former CEO at AquaGen
            Field of expertise: Marine biology, MBA, Business administration

              Ørjan Olsvik

              Professor at University of Tromsø
              Field of expertise: Molecular microbiology

                Kjetill Jakobsen

                Professor - Department of Biology CEES
                Field of expertise: Molecular biology, genomics


                  MarLife Secretariat
                  Midtlyng BW

                  Paul J. Midtlyng

                  Executive Manager MarLife, Senior Advisor in Aquaculture Health Management


                  MarLife Advisors

                  Pål Myhre

                  MSc. in aquaculture, Founder of Marine Design AS
                  Field of expertise: 30 years of experience in aquaculture, out of which 7 years in Chile and 6 years in Brazil, business development, R&D and innovation, tropical aquaculture, shrimp farming, microalgae cultivation, reproduction and farming of anadromous and marine fish.
                  Lars Olav Lie

                  Lars Olav Lie

                  CEO Liegruppen Fishery
                  Advisor within fishery resources and fishery technology
                    Knut Traaseth1

                    Knut Traaseth

                    Secretary General at Norwegian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (NVCA)
                    Field of expertise: MBA, early phase investments
                      Petter Arnesen

                      Petter Arnesen

                      Vice President Feed & Environment in Marine Harvest ASA
                      Field of expertise: nutrition and feed
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                        Mark Sytse Ybema

                        Advisor in marine resources and international relations
                        Entrepreneur marine innovation and environmental technologies. MSc in fisheries and aquatic environment.
                        Erik Hempel

                        Erik Hempel

                        Ad hoc Advisor, International Seafood Markets

                          Marine Innovation Day

                          Chairs, moderators and Nomination Committee
                          Kjell Maroni

                          Kjell Maroni

                          R&D Director FHF
                            Jostein Refsnes

                            Jostein Refsnes

                            COB Norlaks
                              Karl A Almas

                              Karl Almås

                              CEO SINTEF Fishery & Aquaculture

                                Nomination committee to the-board

                                Arne Benjaminsen

                                Arne Benjaminsen

                                Acting Secretary General at Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs
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                                  Geir Andreassen

                                  CEO, The Norwegian Seafood Federation (FHL)
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                                    Sissel Rogne

                                    CEO, The Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board