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AKVA Group Land Based names new managing director

May 3, 2021  By  Nestor Arellano

Kenneth Bak (Image from AKVA Group)

AKVA Group has appointed a financial specialist with extensive experience in a diverse set of industries to manage its land-based aquaculture arm.

The aquaculture technology company has named Kanneth Bak as managing director of AKVA Group Land Based. Bak, who has actually held the post in an interim capacity since January this year, will be based in Frederica, Denmark.

“We wish Kenneth Bak the best of luck with his new challenges. He has shown great capabilities and we are very satisfied to promote within AKVA group,” said Johan Fredrik Gjesdal, chief operations officer for AKVA Group Land Based.


Bak was the division’s business unit controller since August 2020 until March this year.

“This opportunity presents me with the fortunate chance to lead an innovative company that has served our industry with products and services at the forefront of technology,” said Bak who has a background as a state-authorized public accountant and has a cand.merc.aud from Aarhus University (1997). “It’s a very exciting opportunity, and I’m looking forward to keeping our momentum in creating a high performing organization delivering best in class project execution..”I’m certain we can redeem the company’s full potential,” he added.

Prior to working for AKVA, Bak was chief financial officer and chief information officer for transport logistics company Poul Schou A/S. Before that, he was CFO for building contractor H. Skjøde Knudsen A/S.

Bak also worked as finance manager for waste solutions company Haarslev and was senior manager at professional services firm EY Denmark.

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