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Caring for talent

People are the heart of Aker BioMarine, which is why attracting, fostering, and building talent are key to the company’s success. Bringing together experienced personnel and young staffers, fishermen, and millennials generate innovative and sustainable solutions. 

 

Three Aker BioMarine executives were recognized as Top 10 professionals in the 2017 Young Leadership Talents awards in Norway. 

 

Trond Atle Smedsrud, EVP Innovation and Marketing, took home “The Marketer of the Year” award. 

Shauna McNeill, Director Product Development, came in the top 10list in the innovation category.

Luciana Slomp, Global Supply Chain Manager, came in the top 10 list of company developers.

 

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 Picture from left: Shauna McNeill, Luciana Slomp and Trond Atle Smedsrud

 

"One of the company’s strategic pillars is dedicated to employee development and conscious commitment to talent,” says Hege Spaun, HR Manager at Aker BioMarine. “We go out of our way to think differently about how to attract talent and then challenge them to make a real difference.”

 

Solve global problems

As a global company employing 25 nationalities, Aker BioMarine is proud of its diversity and uses its global network to recruit the best talent. 

 

Spaun believes young professionals, in particular, want to help solve global problems, such as scarce resources, food security, and health and climate challenges. “Because the company pursues sustainable, transparent resource practices and safeguards the marine ecosystem in which it operates, we appeal to like-minded talent.”

 

Millennials and long-time staffers

Sharing know-how and hands-on training are considered key success factors at Aker BioMarine. Spaun has noted that most innovative ideas emerge from teams that are inter-departmental, multinational, and draw on employees in all age groups.

 

“Bringing together teams of experienced fishermen, scientists, millennials, and former management consultants from companies such as McKinsey and PwC, creates the combination of business-case development, product innovation, marketing skills, and project management that are vital to company growth,” Spaun adds. 

 

“Bringing together teams of experienced fishermen, scientists, millennials, and former management consultants from companies such as McKinsey and PwC, creates the combination of business-case development, product innovation, marketing skills, and project management that are vital to company growth.”


Hege Spaun

HR Manager, Aker BioMarine 

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