• The company, which specializes in the development of land-based fish farms using RAS (Recirculating Aquaculture Systems) technology, will make significant changes in their management structure to meet the future growth expectations of the global market.
Billund Aquaculture – pioneers in the design, construction, installation and commissioning of recirculating fish farms – has decided to strengthen their organizational structure to continue cementing their position as the undisputed leader in RAS systems.
This success story has been enhanced by the excellent market conditions and positive projections the land-based aquaculture market is currently enjoying across the globe. Market demand is on the rise for salmon smolt, post smolt, grow-out and other marine and fresh water species. Estimates are showing that by the year 2030, over 600,000 tons of different species will be produced using this technology.
Through this change, Bjarne Hald Olsen, an executive with 13 years of experience in the company and a 33-year track record in the global aquaculture industry, will take over as COO and Business and Development Manager. In his new position, he will continue to drive the company’s sustained growth; a company that has over 30 years of experience and is considered fundamentally important to the development of this technology.
According to Bjarne Hald Olsen, “to meet the future growth expectations, we need to be even more innovative in our technology and get even more engaged with our customers. I can’t wait to get started in developing the business even further and getting closer to our customers”.
Meanwhile, Billund Aquaculture is also welcoming Steffen Busk Jespersen, who will take the reins as new CEO in Denmark as of August 1st. The incoming CEO said: “I am very happy and excited to get this unique opportunity to represent such an important company, one that has earned a privileged position in the competitive RAS market. I’m excited to be part of this successful team and to contribute in taking the company to the next level”.
Steffen Busk Jespersen is the former Managing Director for the Swedish operations of packaging and insulation group BEWiSynbra. Before that, he was co-owner and CEO of industrial group AH Industries A/S. He has also held several leadership positions in a variety of companies in countries such as Denmark, China, USA, Germany and the UK.
In the words of Christian Sørensen, Chairman of the Board at Billund Aquaculture, “this new structure is a very important step towards securing the management team the company needs to meet its future development needs, focusing heavily on structure, technology development and a strong control over project implementation”. Christian Sørensen also announced that his position will still be Chairman of Board and he will remain fully involved in daily operations, with a strong emphasis on design, technology development and project implementation.