BioMar icon Niels Alsted retires after 45 years in aquaculture
Mr. Alsted’ career started in 1974 on a small trout farm in Denmark before beginning his studies in aquaculture research at the University of Tromsoe, Institute of Fisheries in 1977 in Norway.
He stayed in academic research for several years and was an associate professor at Aalborg University when he accepted to undertake his commercial PhD with BioMar in 1987.
Over the last 32 years Mr. Alsted has held various positions in BioMar from R&D, sourcing, food safety and business relations and has been part of the executive management team in BioMar Group where he contributed to opening new markets like Chile and China.
Mr. Alsted is valued for his broad and deep technical knowledge and while at BioMar has published several papers on nutrition and sustainability.
He was instrumental in the creation of the first ever environmentally friendly aquaculture feed product, Ecoline and is known for his scholar approach to feed product development. ■