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Kees Kloet

CTO & Founding Partner

Kees Kloet is the Company's CTO and a member of the Management Board. Mr. Kloet is a pioneer in the land-based field and the first to build and operate a Yellowtail Kingfish RAS farm (Silt B.V.). He was involved in the start-up of approximately 30 RAS fish farms worldwide, and responsible for the training of staff and for the first production of a range of different species. In 1993, he also co-founded and served as the commercial director at Coppens International BV. Mr. Kloet holds a Masters in Aquaculture (Msc) from Wageningen University.


Jean-Charles Valette 


Jean-Charles Valette has held various financial leadership positions at food and production companies, both in listed and private environments. Most recently, he worked as the VicePresident Finance of Dott, a fast growing scale-up. Prior to this role, he worked as Senior Vice-President Finance for CEVA Logistics, where he was directly involved in raising USD 1.2 billion through a successful IPO on the SIX Swiss stock exchange. Jean-Charles brings great added value towards building, growing and transforming companies. Furthermore, he has strong expertise in corporate finance, process optimization and transformation.

Interim CEO & Founding Partner

Hans den Bieman

Hans den Bieman is the Interim CEO and former Chairman of the Supervisory Board, who served on the Company's 1-tier board of directors prior to the conversion of the Company to a public limited liability company. Mr. den Bieman is currently a shareholder and director of Sealand – the largest smolt producer in Chile. Amongst various top management positions in the field, Mr. Den Bieman served as COO of Nutreco Aquaculture (2000 to 2005) and as CEO of the Netherlands-based Marine Harvest, the world's largest fish-farming company, listed on Oslo Børs (now Mowi ASA) (2005-2007). Mr. Den Bieman holds a Masters in Aquaculture (Msc,) from Wageningen University.

Supervisory Board


Chairman of the Supervisory Board'

Jeroen Scheelbeek

Mr. Wilfred Jeroen Scheelbeek is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board and served on the Company's 1-tier board of directors prior to the conversion of the Company to a public limited liability company. Mr. Wilfred Jeroen Scheelbeek currently works at Bauhinia, an independent financial advisory boutique. He advises a number of family offices on financial matters. In addition, he acts as senior financial advisor to the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs. He is also board member and chairman of the risk committee of Moza Banco, a regulated financial institution in Mozambique. Mr. Wilfred Jeroen Scheelbeek served, amongst other roles, as global head of structured finance, head of corporate clients and head of corporate finance Asia, in the Rabobank wholesale clients division. He has also acted as member of the highest credit risk committees of the bank. Mr. Wilfred Jeroen Scheelbeek has participated in executive management courses at Harvard, IMD, Insead and Kellogg University. He holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from the Free University of Amsterdam. Mr. Wilfred Jeroen Scheelbeek is also a member of the supervisory board of Protix.


Supervisory Board Member

Alexandre Van Der Wees

Alexandre van der Wees is a member of the Supervisory Board and served on the Company's 1-tier board of directors prior to the conversion of the Company to a public limited liability company. Mr. van der Wees is an Investment Associate at Creadev International S.A.S. where he specialises in aquaculture and agriculture investments, and from where he invested amongst others in InnovaFeed, M2i Life science and Toopi organics. Previously to joining Creadev, Mr. van der Wees worked as financial advisor in Accuracy in Paris. Mr. van der Wees holds a Masters in Finance (Msc,) from Grenoble Graduate School of Business (GGSB).


Supervisory Board Member

Helge Moen

Helge Moen is a member of the Company's Supervisory Board. Mr. Moen has extensive experience within aquaculture and marine resources, including from Kverva AS (board member and former CEO). Mr. Moen also holds positions in Sortun Invest AS (chairman and CEO), Patogen AS (board member), Kvefi AS (board member and CEO), Pelagia Holding AS (board member) and SpareBank 1 Kapitalforvaltning AS (board member). Previously, Mr. Moen has been a portfolio manager at Centra Klaveness and senior analyst at First Securities. He has also been a member of the nomination committee of SalMar ASA (chairman), Bakkafrost and Ayanda. Mr. Moen holds a Bachelor in Finance from Trondheim Business School and a Master of Science in Economics and Finance from Warwick Business School. 


Supervisory Board Member

Martin Jansen

Martin Jansen is a member of the Company's Supervisory Board and served on the Company's 1-tier board of directors prior to the conversion of the Company to a public limited liability company. Mr. Jansen has 30 years of FMCG experience in Marketing, Sales and General Management in developed, developing and emerging markets in Europe, Africa and Asia for Family and Multi-National Companies. He has a proven track record of engaging and motivating people, to create and execute a joint vision and build strong, sustainable and profitable businesses, and extensive experience as CEO and as a Non-executive director of both non listed and listed companies. Mr. Jansen holds an HES-Groningen Bachelor in Business Administration and Commercial Economics and has completed the Executive Development Program on Kellogg's Business School/North Western University.


Supervisory Board Member

Jordi Trias Fita

Jordi Trias became President of Stolt Sea Farm in January 2018 after joining the business as Managing Director in 2016. Prior to this he spent 14 years with GBFoods, where he held several positions in marketing, sales and business unit management, located in Spain, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine and Senegal. Jordi holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Barcelona, a masters degree in Marketing, and an MBA from the Instituto de Empresa. He is a citizen of Spain.

Group Structure

The Kingfish Company N.V. is the parent company of the Kingfish group of companies (the “Group”). The Kingfish Company N.V. is a public limited company under Dutch law, and is traded at Euronext Growth in Oslo, Norway. The following organisation chart sets out the Group’s legal structure:


Articles of Association

Rules for the Supervisory Board


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