Johan Rockström is Director of Stockholm Resilience Centre.
He is professor in Environmental Science with emphasis on water resources and global Sustainability at Stockholm University.
He is an internationally recognized scientist on global sustainability issues, where he, e.g., led the recent development of the new Planetary Boundaries framework for human development in the current era of rapid global change.
He is an advisor to several governments, international policy processes and business networks, and has published several books and over 100 scientific articles.
Elisabet Lindgren is a board certified physician (Karolinska Institutet), with a PhD in Natural Resources Management (Stockholm University), and an associate professor degree in Sustainability science. She is since 20 years specialized in health effects of global environmental changes, in particular climate change.
She works trans-disciplinary on global environmental changes and health, and focuses both on risks and solutions. Over the years her focus has broadened to include climate change impact, vulnerability, and adaptation assessments with emphasis on emerging infectious diseases, and climate-related disasters and health. New research interests are A) Healthy, sustainable food; B) Sustainable cities: Urban ecosystem services and health; and C) Nature-based solutions with multiple benefits and co-benefits on health.
Currently, she is also senior science director of the EAT Initiative.
Alf-Helge Aarskog is CEO of Marine Harvest, one of the largest seafood companies in the world, and the world’s largest producer of Atlantic salmon.
Mr. Aarskog has served as CEO of Marine Harvest since 2010. Prior to this position, he was CEO and Exective Vice President at Lerøy Seafood Group ASA, Managing Director of Lerøy Midnor AS and Head of production in Fjord Seafood ASA, a company that later merged with Marine Harvest.
Alf-Helge Aarskog holds an MSC in Aquaculture from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB), and has supplementary management education from Harvard Business School.
Bjørn Kj. Haugland
Bjørn Kj. Haugland is Executive Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer in DNV-GL Group. In his capacity as CSO for DNV-GL group Mr. Haugland oversee DNV-GL’s sustainability performance and drive company-wide sustainability initiatives. Mr. Haugland has extensive experience assisting multinational companies in areas such as sustainability, climate change and corporate responsibility and to ensure ethical and sustainable performance within complex global supply chains.
Mr. Haugland is board member in StormGeo, WWF, Forum for Environmental Technology, Germanischer Lloyd SE and in SUSTAINIA.
Mr. Haugland started his career in DNV in 1991 and has held various management positions in Norway and abroad. He worked in Korea in the period 1995 to 1997. From 2004 to 2008 he was country chair and responsible for DNV’s operation in Greater China. Mr. Haugland has a M.Sc. in Naval Architecture – Marine Structures and Hydrodynamics – from The Norwegian Institute of Technology in Trondheim and he attended the “Strategic International Leadership” programme at International Institute for Management Development (IMD).
Dr Christophe Béné
Dr Christophe Béné is Senior Policy Expert in the Decision and Policy Analysis Program at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), one of the 16 centers of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research - CGIAR)
He was the team leader appointed by the High Level Panel of Experts to produce the report on the “Role of Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture for Food Security and Nutrition” on the behalf of the UN World Food Committee on Food SecurityHe is a socio-economist and policy analyst with 15 years of experience in developing countries
Through inter-disciplinary and field-based research his work focuses essentially on poverty, vulnerability and food security, initially through the socio-political economy of natural resource in developing countries, more recently through resilience analysis and evaluation of vulnerability-reduction programmes.
Dr. Lisa Emelia Svensson
Dr Lisa Emelia Svensson is a diplomat by training and has a broad and in-depth knowledge of environmental-, human rights-, innovation and trade-related sustainable development issues. Dr Svensson has worked in leading international positions for the last 15 years. Postings include Sweden’s Ambassador for Ocean, Seas and Fresh Water and Ambassador for Corporate Social Responsibility. She has wide international experience, including posts in New York, Washington D.C. and Brussels. She has a PhD in Political Economy, focusing on innovative policies for sustainable development through partnership.
Adel El-Mowafi, Ph.D.
Managing Director, EWOS Innovation A/S
Adjunct Professor, Nova Scotia Agricultural College, NS, Canada
Certified Six Sigma black belt
Adel has 27 years’ experience in aquaculture and applied aquaculture research. He is a veterinarian by training and have master and Ph.D. degrees in Fish Nutrition. Beside his academic education in Egypt and Norway, he has done business and management education in Canada and England where he was enrolled in Ivey Business School’s Foundation Leadership Program and Bradford university school of management Manager Tool Kit program.
He has been working in both academic and industrial environments in Egypt, Canada and Norway. For the last fourteen years, he has been working for EWOS Innovation as a senior scientist and then as Manager Director.
EWOS Innovation is the R&D body for EWOS; an international fish feed company operating in Norway, Canada, UK, and Chile and recently in Vietnam. EWOS Innovation is a unique applied R&D company with unique R&D facilities in Norway, Chile and Vietnam and a pilot plant producing aquafeeds plus several sea sites with production capacity of 2500 tonnes of farmed salmon. Adel holds a honorary position as Adjunct Professor at Animal and Plant science at Agriculture school, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada since 2000 and also holds a black belt of six sigma since 2006.
Harald Sveier is working as Technical Manager in Lerøy Seafood Group and is also Manager in Ocean Forest AS, a joint company between the NGO Bellona and Lerøy. He has the degree Dr Philos in Nutrition and has previously worked as Senior Scientist and product developer in EWOS Innovation. He has also been working as fishfarmer, at Norwegian Research Council and Innovasjon Norge as well as project Manager within fishfarming and as Teacher in College.
Frank Bakke Jensen
Frank Bakke Jensen has been a member of the Parliament of Norway since 2009. He is a member of the standing Committee on Business and Industry.
Rasmus Johan Michael Hansson is a Norwegian biologist, civil servant, environmental activist and national spokesperson for the Green Party. He led the Norwegian chapter of World Wide Fund for Nature from 2000 to 2012. In 2013, he was elected to the Parliament of Norway as the first representative for the Green Party.
Jon O. Hellevang
Jon O. Hellevang is Senior Subsea Innovator in NCE Subsea (Norwegian Centre of Expertise). Hellevang has a MSc degree in physical electronics from NTNU from 2003. Hellevang started his career at FMC Technologies working with subsea control systems. In 2006 he started working as a scientist at Christian Michelsen Research. From 2007, Hellevang has speed 50% of his time for NCE Subsea strengthening research, development and innovation in the Norwegian subsea cluster.
Hellevang was project manager and first author of the successful application for status as Global Centre of Expertise (GCE) granted summer 2015. NCE Subsea will become GCE Subsea from 2016. A key topic for GCE Subsea are subsea beyond oil and gas, and cross-over to the strong Norwegian marine and maritime industries.
Øystein Hagen is Head of Innovation in Scandinavian Design Group.
Øystein has built a career around leading hands-on innovation and growth processes for all variety of clients and, with a unique insight into what it takes to succeed in innovation. He is acknowlegdeed as an authority in his field and is co-founder of TRIPPEL, a societal innovation program developing concepts with three bottom lines – people, planet, profit. He will be talking about designs role in innovation, and share learnings from the cross-sector-and-valuechain-initiative called TRIPPEL.
Liv Holmefjord has been Director General of Fisheries in Norway since 2008. The Directorate of Fisheries is an advisory and executive body in matters pertaining to fishing and the management of aquaculture. The main tasks involve regulation, guidance, supervision, resource management and control.
Liv Holmefjord is educated at Norwegian School of Economic and has been working most of her career in the seafood sector.
Even Søfteland is CEO in CapMare AS and a specialist in the industry. He is working between the Government and the industry. He creates new possibilities, changing rules and being close to politicians. He also build new business, and makes strategies for companies.
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