June 12, 2024


Skretting welcomes new CEO



Skretting's new chief executive officer, Bastiaan van Tilburg, officially joins the company, Skretting announced on June 3.


Succeeding Therese Log Bergjord, van Tilburg started his new role on June 1. He came from Skretting's sister company, Trouw Nutrition, where he was managing director for Europe and Central Asia.


Van Tilburg brings both relevant experience and fresh perspectives to Skretting and the aquaculture industry, with a track record of deep commitment to sustainable growth through innovation, Skretting said.


Before joining Nutreco more than five years ago, he worked in various commercial and operational leadership roles at SHV daughter company Makro in Brazil. Prior to joining Makro, he worked at Royal Dutch Shell for four years.


"I am very excited to join the world class team at Skretting," van Tilburg said. "Over the past weeks, I've had the opportunity to meet many talented and experienced people, visit our amazing innovation facilities in Norway and learn from our customers about the biggest challenges they are facing today. It's my ambition to build on the strong foundations laid by Therese Log Bergjord, to make an even bigger impact in helping our customers solve those challenges.


"In 2023, Skretting contributed to 26 million healthy seafood meals every day, around the globe. We need to grow this number to more than 40 million meals to match the project population of 10 billion by 2050, while reducing our footprint significantly. Through our great people, sustainable innovations and strong partnerships, I am convinced that we will achieve our mission of feeding the future, together."


Skretting also welcomes Rob Binnekamp as the new managing director of Trouw Nutrition and Skretting (Middle East and Africa).


Binnekamp succeeds Pieter Bastiaanssen, who will be taking on van Tilburg's former role.


"I am thrilled to be joining such a diverse and dynamic business unit and to get the opportunity to build on Pieter's remarkable legacy," Binnekamp said. "I am passionate about our purpose of "Feeding the Future" and with our best-in-class teams and solutions, this region can make a massive difference in pursuit of it. Our opportunity to grow and innovate in the Middle East and Africa is immense and we will continue to do this by staying close to our customers and driving our industry forward together."

- Skretting

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