Andromeda Seafood Group
A New Era Of Mediterranean Aquaculture
We're merging the expertise and resources of three outstanding companies to bring you the best of the Mediterranean.Discover more
A Plentiful Future Together
Since November 2019, and with the support of AMERRA Capital Management LLC and Mubadala
Investment Company, we've brought together three of the most successful aquaculture
companies in the Mediterranean - Andromeda, Nireus and Selonda. *
Our combined expertise, resources and strong position in Sea Bass (Dicentrarchus labrax), Sea Bream (Sparus aurata) and Corvina / Meagre (Argyrosomus regius) production mark the beginning of a new era in aquaculture.
This achievement has only been possible with the relentless effort of our people, our unmatched skills, our passion for fish and the trust of our customers. We are looking forward to working together with our customers and families around the world to widen our community of people who know and love fish. Together, we can set new depths of partnership and deliver even higher quality, sustainability and unparalleled innovation. Read more about the merger in our press releases:
Please contact Katerina Chatzopoulou for any media enquiries or call (+30) 2106640963 (int. 224). * This transaction has been approved by the European Commission, under the EU Anti Trust Legislation, following the agreed divestiture of parts of the joint business as a remedy package. The three companies remain separate legal entities for the time being and subsidiaries to the Andromeda Seafood Group.
A Promise To Our Customers
As our valued customers, we want to reassure you that in the short term, it will
be business as usual with all of our three companies operating as normal. Your
points of contact will remain the same, and you’ll continue to experience the
same exceptional standard of service.
Over time, we'll leverage the combined knowledge, expertise and resources of our three companies to further improve our services, bringing more innovation, higher quality, and a more valuable partnership.
We're highly optimistic about the future and we're honored to be able to take this journey with you.
"The completion of the sale of Nireus and Selonda to Andromeda Seafood Group marks the beginning of the next phase in the growth of our business with the ambition to lead in Mediterranean aquaculture.Alex Myers, CEO of Andromeda Seafood Group
We are excited to begin working together, learning from each other, enhancing our operations and continuing to provide a healthy Mediterranean seafood experience for our customers and families around the world.
As we begin to leverage the talents of our companies and share best practices, we are more optimistic than ever about the future and the results that will be achieved by the combined group.
Another Level Of Leadership
We've brought together an exceptional new leadership team with experienced professionals
recruited from leading worldwide consumer brands and aquaculture companies.
Our diverse group will focus on developing a stronger customer-driven approach and delivering exceptional results.
Introducing The Team
Alex Myers, Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Alex is a Swedish-American citizen with Greek-American roots. He grew up
in Athens, Greece and studied at Yale University, USA.
He has worked in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany and has held several senior global executive roles.
He started his career in 1985 with Unilever where he spent 11 years in Marketing, Sales & Innovation within Foods and Ice Cream.
In 2000 he joined the Carlsberg Group and was part of the Executive Management Team for 10 years: 5 years as SVP Global Marketing, Sales and Innovation and 5 years as SVP for Western Europe (14 European Subsidiaries).
In 2009 he joined the Getinge Group (listed global Medical Devices company) as President & CEO of Arjo (then a subsidiary – today listed) and in 2015 became Group President & CEO of the Getinge Group.
Alex joined the Andromeda Group as Group CEO in November 2019.
Dimitris Dimitriou, Group Chief Finance Officer
Dimitris started his career in 1986 with Colgate Palmolive at the Cost
Accounting department. In 1989 he was appointed Supply Chain Finance
Manager while in 1994, he assumed the role of Senior Financial Analyst
with focus on Business Analysis and Management Reporting.
In 1995 he moved to Brussels to work as a Team Leader on the implementation of the SAP R/3 system across 28 European Countries with focus on Finance, Controlling and Business Warehouse. In 1999 he moved to Rome, Italy and in 2001 he moved to Athens to take over the role of Finance Director of Colgate Greece.
In 2004 he was appointed CFO & Finance Director to the newly acquired at that time Oral Care business in Switzerland from Colgate Palmolive. During this period, he managed operations in 17 countries, with 6 direct subsidiaries and dedicated manufacturing operations.
Since September 2018, Dimitris joined Andromeda Group as CFO.
He has studies on Shipping Managements, as well as Accounting & Finance with American College of Greece.
Vincent Erenst, Group Chief Operations Officer
Vincent has 35 years of experience in aquaculture with more than two
decades in executive management positions in Portugal, Spain, Ecuador,
the USA and Canada. Early in his career he established the first
producer of Mediterranean species in Portugal.
Prior to taking up a position with Andromeda Group, Vincent was the Managing Director of Marine Harvest Canada, a producer of 40-45,000 MT / year of salmon, a position he has held since 2007.
Since November 2018, Vincent has joined Andromeda Group as the COO.
Vincent has a BSc. degree in biology of the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, and a MSc. degree in Fisheries and Aquaculture of Wageningen University, The Netherlands.
Michael Hollis, Group Chief Commercial Officer
Michael is a seasoned commercial executive with 30 years of extensive
and diverse international FMCG and Seafood experience.
In 2012 he joined Clearwater Seafoods (North America's largest vertically integrated shellfish harvester) as Director of Sales for EMEA and was subsequently promoted to Vice President, EMEA in 2015.
In 2003 he started working for the Campbell Soup Co. holding several roles over a 9 year tenure. In his last role, Michael was General Manager, Developing Markets EMEA based in Brussels, Belgium.
Prior to joining Campbell, Michael spent 14 years with the Hershey Foods Corp in a variety of international commercial roles spanning Asia, Europe, Middle East and Central America.
Michael, since July 2019 has joined Andromeda Group as the CCO.
He holds a business degree from The Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University.
Jo Mingina, Group Chief Human Resources Officer
Jo has more than 12 years of experience in HR, in USA, Europe, ME and
Greece in banking, consulting and services, covering all the HR
functions, such as talent management, organizational & development
management, labor relations, training & development etc, functioning as
a strategic business advisor on key organizational and management
In 2004, she joined the European Union funded Center of Management & Technological Advancement. In 2011 she joined NTIS as the Operations & Human Resources Director and in 2014 Nikki Beach Hotels & Resorts, as the Director of Talent Resources & Development, where she built & developed the HR department, provided strategic leadership, and executed the Human Resources Strategy.
Since April 2017, Jo has joined Andromeda as the Group Head of HR & Organizational Development.
Jo holds an undergraduate degree in Linguistics and a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics from the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens and an MBA, from City University of London.
Ioannis Giannakakis, General Counsel
Ioannis is an Advocate at the Supreme Court of Greece having more than
29 years of experience, as a corporate counsel and freelance consultant
and litigator in various industries, and held positions in global
companies like Nationale-Nederlanden, Unilever, Novartis and G4S.
Ioannis has international expertise in Data Protection, Cybersecurity and Disruptive Technologies. He is the No1 certified Greek Data Protection Officer globally, holding multiple international certifications, and an experienced Compliance Leader as a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Legal Investigator (CLI). Also, Ioannis has been recognized by PrivSec as one of the top European Privacy Professionals for 2019.
Since September 2019 Ioannis took up the role of General Counsel of Andromeda Group.
Ioannis has a Bachelor Degree in Law (BSc) from Athens University and a Master's Degree in International Commercial Law (LLM) from Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München.
Panos Kolios, CEO - Andromeda
Panos started off his career in aquiculture in 1986, as an Assistant
Hatchery Manager at Kefallonia Fisheries and in 1989 he assumed the role
of Hatchery Manager at Ithaca Fisheries. From 1990 to 1998 he was the
Hatchery Manager at Riopesca, where his responsibilities included design
construction and start-up of the hatchery.
Panos, is one of the founding members of the team that created Andromeda. He held the position of the Hatchery Manager of Vonitsa from 1999 to 2001 and had full responsibility of the design, reconstruction and start-up of the hatchery. From 2002 until 2004 he became the R&D Director and Production Supervisor.
From 2005 to 2010 he assumed the role of General Manager, and his responsibilities focused in production. He was also involved in the expansion project of Andromeda in Greece and in Spain.
Since 2010 he holds the position of General Director of Production and R&D in Greece and Spain, and he is the Vice President of Andromeda Group BoD. Panos was also a member of the BOD of Federation of Greek Maricultures from 2007 to 2010 and he is well known in the aquaculture sector, due to his business and scientific relations in the sector.
Panos studied Biology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and holds a Master's Degree in Marine Biology, Fisheries and Aquaculture from the University of Patras.
Since February 2019 he is the President of BoD of Andromeda S.A. and since November 2019, he holds the role of the CEO of Andromeda S.A.
George Fragkoulis, CEO - Nireus
George started his career in 1979 as an Assistant Accountant with Greco
Impex Trading Co and in 1988, he became an Assistant Auditor with
Coopers & Lybrand. From 1990 until 1992 he joined Andersen Consulting as
a Senior Consultant.
In 1992, he assumed the role of Group Human Resources Manager with Delta Dairy S.A., market leader in dairy in Greece, with operations globally. In parallel, from 1994, he held the position of Group Financial Controller with the same company.
In 1997, he moved on with his career and joins Accas Textile Group, as a Group Financial & Administration Manager, and in 2001, moved to YIOULA Group with the role of Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive committee. In June 2017, he joined Andromeda Group as the head of Group Finance & Administration, and in March 2019 until November 2019 he was appointed as the CEO of Andromeda S.A.
In November 2019 he became the CEO of Nireus S.A.
George has a BSc in Economic Science from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a MSc in Business Systems Analysis & Design from City University of London.
Leonidas Kolioulis, CEO - Selonda
Leonidas began his career at Coca-Cola Hellenic in 1983 as Head of
Production, Quality Control and R&D of Amita Juices and remained until
2005, holding the position of General Manager of Greece.
In 2005, he was Managing Director of INTERBETON, company of the TITAN Group, and in 2007 he moved to NIKAS SA as Vice President and Managing Director.
In 2012, and for two years, he was Managing Director at PARTNER BALKANIK in the Balkans, juice sector, and in 2014 moved to Green Cola Hellas as a Member of the Board of Directors and Managing Director.
From November 2018 until November 2019 Leonidas was the General Manager of Selonda SA. In November 2019, Leonidas assumed the role of the CEO of Selonda SA.
Leonidas has an undergraduate degree in Chemistry for Athens University.
"This is an exciting time for Andromeda Seafood Group as we complete the acquisition of Nireus and Selonda, and immediately gain an important position in the dynamic European aquaculture market.Thor Talseth, Chairman of the Board
Nireus and Selonda bring tremendous strengths in product development, technology and production efficiency that complement Andromeda's historic excellence in exports.
Our leadership team will focus on delivering ever-higher standards of quality, sustainability and product innovation for our customers and consumers.
Our Mission, Vision And Values
The foundations of our new company stretch across a wider region of the Mediterranean from
Spain to Greece, working together with key stakeholders to help build on our existing
Together, we have defined our path forward through our new group mission and vision.
Partner to Win
New challenges are opportunities for great rewards. We believe that the only way to win big is to leverage the knowledge, skills and ideas of people from diverse backgrounds. Partnership is our way of working - with our colleagues, suppliers, customers and community. We foster an inviting working environment where people enjoy collaborating to deliver significant value to our industry. We are a community of people who know fish and love fish. Every individual at our company has something valuable to contribute across all areas of our operations, and we work together to achieve and celebrate success.
Lead with Care
The future of our industry is in our hands to shape. We must lead by example and do the right thing to enrich the lives of as many people as possible. Caring is at the heart of our culture. We believe we are nothing without our people, our partners and our planet. For this reason, we take great responsibility to treat them with the highest respect, consideration and integrity. Our future legacy is the positive impact we make on everyone and everything we touch. This starts with developing our people to become the best stewards and champions of natural aquaculture for future generations.
Inspire to Improve
Good is never enough, which is why we don't stand still and why we continually strive for excellence. As our industry evolves, we aim to always be one step ahead. We focus on relationships, with fairness at the center of our culture, and believe in our people to reach new inspiration and elevate our business. We value creativity, and empower our people to solve problems in new and different ways - and sometimes, this means stretching beyond what we know. For us, openness and agility are of utmost importance because we believe there is always a better way. We embrace change with insight and enthusiasm to see and capture new opportunities ahead.