Aker BioMarine strengthens its Indonesian team
The company appointed Bawanta Widya Suta as aquaculture sales manager to lead Aker BioMarine’s growth journey in Indonesia.
September 22, 2022
Bawanta Widya Suta takes on the role of aquaculture sales manager in the animal health and nutrition department in Aker BioMarine and will lead the company through its growth journey in Indonesia.
Suta comes to Aker BioMarine from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), where he focused on farmer training and biosecurity. He has previously held leadership and managerial roles in PT. MJPF Farma Indonesia, Biowistechnologies, Inc., and Cargill Aqua Nutrition.
Bawanta Widya Suta will consolidate the company’s presence in Indonesia, which is estimated to be among the world’s top four countries in terms of shrimp production. The company, which already partnered with Seven Stones Indonesia in 2021, intends to take advantage of Indonesian domestic and international seafood’s strong demand.
“With Wanta on board, we are taking another step towards growth in Indonesia. His vast experience within the food, agriculture, and aquaculture industries in Indonesia will help solidify our strong position, enabling us to bring greater knowledge, awareness, and interest in krill as a functional ingredient for aquaculture feeds across the region,” said Bjørn Wallentin Aker BioMarine’s SVP AQUA sales.
“For me, joining Aker BioMarine was an easy choice. I believe in the potential of krill as a natural source of protein and omega-3, key sources of nutrition that will play an important role as we face food challenges in the future. There is immense opportunity in Indonesia, and I believe that aquaculture here can benefit from this more sustainable, functional ingredient – bringing greater efficiency and profitability with less environmental impact to the producers here,” said Bawanta Widya Suta.