PEOPLE & TEAM Group Management
Thomas Farstad, CEO
Mr. Farstad joined Milarex as CEO in 2017. He was the CEO of Aker Seafoods from 2010-2012, a leading company in whitefish harvesting and processing. Norway Seafoods, the processing arm, was spun off in 2012, Mr. Farstad led the company until 2017. Mr. Farstad held various roles at Mowi from 2003-2010, where he directed business activities in Canada, Scotland, Ireland and Asia, as well as Norway. He has held various board positions in the food research sector in Norway. Former experience includes business consulting at McKinsey & Company and offshore engineering roles. Mr. Farstad holds a MSc from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and an MBA from INSEAD. Mr. Farstad is a Norwegian citizen, residing in Oslo, Norway.
Jon Ringvold, CFO
Mr. Ringvold joined Milarex as CFO in 2018. Prior to joining Milarex, he was the CFO of Relacom from 2016-2018, a leading telecoms infrastructure provider in Norway and CFO of AKOFS Offshore from 2012 until 2015. Mr. Ringvold has previous experience as an investment analyst in Orkla’s Share Portfolio and from Navamedic ASA as CFO, business consultant at McKinsey & Company and operational audit at Nestlé SA (Switzerland). Mr. Ringvold has previously held several non-executive board positions. Mr. Ringvold holds a Lic.Oec degree from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland and a CEMS Master from the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Austria. Mr. Ringvold is a Norwegian citizen, residing in Oslo, Norway.
Charles Kasprzak, Director organizational development
Mr. Kasprzak is part of the founding team of Milarex. He supported Jerzy Malek starting the company from the outset. Mr. Kasprzak holds a Bachelor of Tourism Management Degree and First Class Bachelor of Creative Industries Honours degree from Edith Cowan University in Australia. Mr Kasprzak is a Polish and Australian citizen, residing in Słupsk, Poland.