Management

This is the Biomega management team. 

Jørgen Horntvedt,  CEO 

Jørgen Horntvedt (CEO) has experience from the whole value chain of the Global Seafood Industry (COB, CEO, CFO and Director). For the past 5 years Horntvedt has served as Director – Head of Seafood (Consulting & Deals/Corporate Finance) at PwC. Horntvedt was the Interim CEO for TripleNine Group in Denmark in 2015. Horntvedt holds a BA, MBA and further education in Fish Nutrition and Genetics.

+ 47 98264376
jorgen.horntvedt@biomega.no

 

Kjartan Sandnes, CSO 

Kjartan Sandnes (CSO) was co-founder of Biomega where he has held various positions (BOD member and chairman, CSO and CEO) and founder of Alkymar AS. Sandnes has background as senior scientist at NIFES, a governmental research institute within nutrition. From 1995 – 2005 he served as CEO of several research-based companies – Austevoll Fiskefôr AS, SeaGrain AS, Thia Medica AS and Bio Food and Feed AS. Sandnes has been appointed member in various public advisory committees related to the marine sector, as well as general science-based industry developments. He was involved in establishing the Norwegian Network for Industrial Biotechnology (www.indbiotech.no ) and held the position as chairman for the initial years 2012-2013. Sandnes holds a PhD in nutrition from the University of Bergen (1992).

+ 47 41663965
kjartan.sandnes@biomega.no

 

Jan Arne Vevatne, COO

Jan Arne Vevatne (COO) is educated chemical engineer from BIH in 1981. He started his working career as QA Engineer at Rieber& Søn In 1990 he was appointed Production Manager at the Toro Plant and later on in 2004 he was appoint Factory Manager. In his stay at Toro he has also worked with logistics, process development and internal IT systems. He was also involved in different projects at Rieber’s plants in Poland and Czech Republic. After a short stay as CEO at Marthas Delikatesser he started as CEO at Biomega in 2013. Main tasks to optimize product quality and strengthen the quality systems.

+ 47 91149888
jan.arne.vevatne@biomega.no

 

Harald Hagen, Director of Sourcing

Harald Hagen has a master degree from 1992 in Fish Health from University of Bergen. He has been engaged in the Norwegian Aquaculture Industry since 1992 in different roles. From 1992-2000, Harald was engaged in Hordafòr AS – a Norwegian Silage company – where he had different roles, incl. QA-manager and Head of Sales. In 2000, Harald was one of the founders, and shareholders, of Biomega AS. In Biomega, Harald had different roles, incl. Head of Sales and member of the board. Harald`s current role in Biomega AS is Head of Sourcing

+ 47 91640471
harald.hagen@biomega.no

 

Olav Asle Djupevåg, Technical Director

Olav Asle Djupevåg (CTO) is a mechanical engineering specialist with formal training in machine technology and mechanical engineering. Founder of Norprocess AS. He has extensive experience from design and construction of several generations of marine processing plants, incl. Hordafôr and Biomega. In addition Djupevåg has operational bioprocessing experience, including enzymatic biorefining of marine raw materials. Has been production manager at Biomega, and holds a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering from Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL).

+ 47 97036362
olav.asle.djupevåg@biomega.no