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Aker BioMarine appoints sales manager to strengthen its presence in Chile and Ecuador

Marcelo Oyarzún will represent the company both in Chile and Ecuador.

Marcelo Oyarzuěn
Marcelo Oyarzún
February 27, 2024

Aker BioMarine appointed Marcelo Oyarzún Roa as technical sales manager for Chile and Ecuador. Oyarzún has a successful career of two decades in the salmon industry. The beginning of his career can be traced back to 2000 when he first arrived at Marine Harvest (now MOWI) in the production area. Six years later, he migrated to Skretting Chile, where he worked first as technical assistant in the Commercial Department and later, since 2019, as product manager Fish Quality, where he stood out for the development of diverse and innovative projects.

“I am very happy to join a global company such as this, with a clear vision for the business, where I hope to drive a commercial strategy that is very client-oriented. I am very attracted to innovation and the work by Aker BioMarine is enormously inspiring to me, which is why I start this new challenge with plenty of enthusiasm,” said Oyarzún.

The appointment is part of the company’s strengthened presence and focus in the region, and Chile and Ecuador.

“South America, with Chile and Ecuador particularly, is an important region for Aker BioMarine and the whole aquaculture industry. We’re pleased to welcome our new colleague Marcelo Oyarzún to our company, and with his experience and competence build an even stronger presence in the region going forward,” said Sigve Nordrum, EVP Feed Ingredient at Aker BioMarine.

Oyarzún will assume the challenge of representing the company in Chile and Ecuador, giving continuity to the implementation of the strategy and action plan defined for the region. He will also oversee the relationship with feeding companies, and communicate the results of the research work done by Aker BioMarine.

“My professional life has always been linked to the deepening of the value proposals of the products I have been involved with, which has allowed me to form teams with different areas, internal or external, and manage solid projects. I have focused my career mainly on finding solutions through a good strategy in the use of diets, therefore, I understand the impact and importance of having the necessary nutrients to face the challenges associated with the intensive production of fish. In the past few years, my main focus has been on the quality of the final product, which is one of the big issues today. A good feed is part of the solution that will advance us to a sustainable industry,” Oyarzún said.

Aker BioMarine will participate in AquaSur 2024, where Marcelo Oyarzún will be joined by Valentina Tapia, VP of Salmon Group, who will travel to Chile, especially for this event.

“Considering the challenges faced today by the salmon industry, we want to listen to our current and potential clients to understand their present and future needs, so we can reinforce our role as trusted and permanent partners,” stated Oyarzún.