AKER BIOMARINE STRENGTHENS ITS TEAM
Aker BioMarine strengthens its team. Marine biotechnology executive, Ragnhild Dragøy, joins Aker BioMarine as Director of Sustainability and Marte Dalsegg, the company’s former Content Manager, will take over as the new Communications Director.
As the new Director of Sustainability for Aker BioMarine, Ragnhild Dragøy will be responsible for identifying and implementing initiatives to support the company purpose to improve human and planetary health. Dragøy comes from the role of Research Director, Marine Biotechnology, for Nofima Norway, a position she held since 2014.
Norway-native Dragøy received her MBA in ‘Sustainable Innovation in Global Seafood’ from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in 2018. She also holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Tufts University, in addition to a Master of Science in Forensic Science, Chemistry from Kings College London. These degrees were preceded by a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Tromsø, Norway.
At Nofima, Dragøy’s work was focused on sustainability, green innovation, as well as leading a research group. In addition, she currently chairs the marine research funding organization MABIT and previously served as a board member of the Life Science Cluster and Biotech North.
“I’ve long admired Aker BioMarine for their innovative drive and sustainability-first approach – to everything they do. I believe that my experience in Nofima and academic background will be a good mix with company’s talented sustainability team, to help further develop their strategic approach to minimizing our impact and protecting the planet, while ensuring sustainability leadership for the aquaculture industry at-large,” says Dragøy.
For the past four years, Marte Dalsegg has been an integral part of Aker BioMarine’s communication team, leading the company’s content and social media strategies. In her new role as Communications Director, she will be responsible for Aker BioMarine’s global external communication to further lift awareness around the company’s mission, operations, people and products as one of the world’s leading biotech companies.
“I am glad to be working with a fantastic team in a company that is in constant development. As a successful biotech company with more than 500 employees, Aker BioMarine has successfully industrialized krill harvesting and has been at the forefront of the industry since day one. Today, we deliver krill products for human nutrition, aquaculture, and pet food to more than 60 countries. From harvesting technology to product development, innovation and science are cornerstones of the business. I am excited to be part of the journey and telling the story of a company that thinks outside the ordinary,” says Dalsegg.
Taking Aker BioMarine to the next level
“With Ragnhild’s strong academic background and extensive marine innovation and leadership credentials, we are confident that she is capable of taking Aker BioMarine to the next level in our sustainability success, environmental performance and value chain improvements,” says Matts Johansen, CEO, Aker BioMarine.
“In addition to adding Ragnhild to our team, I am happy that Marte is taking over as our new Communications Director. She has spearheaded many successful campaigns and initiatives for Aker BioMarine during the past 4 years and we are excited to take her forward-leaning ideation and passion for our company and industry to the next level,” adds Johansen.