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AquaGen launches search for CEO

December 6, 2021  By  Nestor Arellano

Nina Santi. Photo: AquaGen

Aquaculture genetics company AquaGen said it has started looking for a new chief executive officer shortly after the firms current CEO expressed her desire to resign.

Nina Santi, who joined AquaGen back in 2007, said she has decided to step down to allow someone else to take the helm. AquaGen develops, produces and delivers genetic start material to the global aquaculture farming industry.

“It has been an incredible rewarding and exciting time, where I have had the pleasure of working with many brilliant colleagues in several countries,” said Santi. “After almost 15 years in the company and with six years as leader, I have come to the conclusion that this is a good opportunity to let someone else take over.”


Santi started as the head of quality assurance and fish health. In 2013, she became technical director. She was appointed CEO of the company in 2016 and has for the last six years led the global operations of AquaGen, including subsidiaries in Chile and Scotland.

While AquaGen is searching for a new CEO, Santi will hold the position and continue as a board member in companies where AquaGen has shareholding positions.

“On behalf of the board, I would like to thank Nina for her contribution over many years in the company. She has led the company in a period of strong growth combined with significant technological and market changes,” said Odd Magne Rødseth, chairman of the board at AquaGen. “Nina has been a driving force for a continuous development of the breeding sector, in particular she has focused on the opportunities new knowledge and technology in breeding and biosecurity provides for the industry.”


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