Fylling-Jensen acting CEO
Øyvind Fylling-Jensen steps in as acting CEO in Nofima with immediate effect.
Fylling-Jensen has been deputy CEO since Nofima was established on 1 January 2008. He will act as CEO until the board has decided on the further process. Fylling-Jensen has also been president of the food research division Nofima Mat and managing director of Nofima Mat AS (formerly Matforsk AS). Research Director Einar Risvik will act as manager of Nofima Mat until further notice.
"I feel humble facing the task of managing a research group such as Nofima. One of my main responsibilities will be to follow up and to fortify our research aimed at the industry, with the purpose of creating a competitive, knowledge based industry using both marine and terrestrial raw materials. In order to achieve this, we need excellent cooperation with the industry, professional organisations and premise providers for research. I also wish to heighten the competence of our employees, so that we can be at the forefront of competence development," says Øyvind Fylling-Jensen.
Fylling-Jensen has a wide experience from biotechnology, from the diagnostic and pharmaceutical industries and from the aquaculture industry. He completed his veterinary degree in Germany in 1981 and has a doctorate in veterinary science from 1985. He started working at Matforsk in 2005, after positions as assistant managing director for Dynal, managing director of the Fürst medical laboratory, sales and marketing director at Alpharma Fine Chemicals and worldwide head for the aquaculture activities of Fjord Seafoods. In addition, Fylling-Jensen has managerial and financial degrees from schools such as IMD in Switzerland, the Norwegian School of Management (BI), the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) and Harvard Business School.