Robert Johansen (34) from Andøya has been appointed as the new CEO of the export company Polar Quality in Bodø. “It was an opportunity I couldn’t refuse” he says.
Text, Lars Antonsen
There has been great excitement for sometime in anticipation of who would take over the helm of Bodø’s second largest company in terms of turnover. After a good selection process with a good choice of potential managers, Robert Johansen was eventually selected.
Cutting codfish tongues
His experience includes five years as quality manager for Salmar. Currently he is the general manager of Hopen Fisk in Kabelvåg.
“This is perhaps one of Northern Norway’s most exciting jobs. There is fast development and I like working with fish. In fact, I have done it all my life, since I was a little boy cutting codfish tongues on the quayside”, says Johansen, who is pleased to have been given the job in the sales division of the Salten Aqua group.
“Also, The Salten Aqua group is going through a very exciting period”, says Johansen.
“As the Chairman of the Board of Polar Quality, I am very pleased to announce that this week we have appointed Robert Johansen (34) from Andøya as the new CEO of Polar Quality”, says Geir Wenberg, CEO of Salten Aqua, and continues:
“There were very many strong and qualified candidates who applied for the position. We have had an intense, exciting and professional selection process and met the most relevant applicants during January before we decided on Robert, who we strongly believe is the right person to help develop the company”.
Robert Johansen starts at the latest on May 1.