28. august 2020
Anette Martinussen 91399264, Knut Grotli 90251351

AquaCon | CFO

AquaCon is a newly established Norwegian seafood company with a focus on land-based salmon RAS facilities. The company has rights to build and develop land-based RAS salmon facilities with an integrated sustainability and ESG focus. The facilities will be located in direct proximity to key US salmon seafood markets on the east coast of the United States. The company plan to have a total capacity of approx. 45,000 tonnes and with secured locations with a potential to produce 100,000 tonnes. The estimated capital need is some USD 900 million. AquaCon will finance the expansion through several private equity  placements and debt financings. The company plans to list at the Oslo Børs Merkur Market in 2021.

On behalf of AquaCon, a newly established seafood company focusing on land-based RAS salmon facilities, we are looking for a business-oriented, strategic and operational CFO.

You will have a key role in the new company, and will work closely with the working chairman, CEO, the management team and executive board in a company with a clear growth strategy within land-based salmon farming. As a CFO, you will actively participate in financing and M&A activities, as well as strategy and business development processes. You will also have overall responsibility for management information and finance in the company.

The position reports to the working chairman and CEO.

Scope of work

  • Overall financial management for the company

  • Central in M&A and strategic development projects

  • Financing and liquidity management

  • Financial control of projects

  • Continuously look for opportunities for development and growth

  • Prepare analyses and documentation for external and internal meetings

Desired experience and qualifications

  • A master’s degree from a well-reputed university with strong academic records

  • Minimum 8 years experience from investment banking, consulting or operational transaction environment

  • Led/participated in strategy, business development and improvement processes

  • Experience with listing processes and investor contact is desirable

  • Significant knowledge of financing and liquidity management

  • Strong in strategic and financial analysis

  • Fluent in English, both oral and written, Norwegian is an advantage

Desired personal skills

  • Distinct strategic and analytical skills

  • Strong business understanding and commercial flair

  • Strong communication skills

  • Results-oriented with strong execution skills

  • Ability to see potential for improvement and ensure the effect of change processes

  • Self-driven and proactive

AquaCon offers a varied and exciting role in a newly established and international company, and you will become part of a dynamic and good working environment. The head office is located in Oslo city centre.
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