Proximar has announced that Willumsen will be its new CFO, although he will not assume the position until August 1, 2023.
Willumsen joins Proximar after more than 20 years of leadership experience, not only in start-ups but also in large companies. In addition, he has also run into international environments, such as his last position as country manager for Equinor in Japan. Willumsen has studied, worked, and lived in six countries outside of Norway -his country of origin- for over ten years, including London, Dubai, and Beijing.
“I am excited to be joining Proximar and getting to know the company’s highly skilled people. I look forward to taking an active role in developing Proximar to the next stage including complete farming operations and funding of further growth plans,” said Willumsen. Moreover, he explained that he sees a bright future for the company: “I am confident that Proximar will become a leading player within sustainable land-based fish farming in Japan and Asia.”
Joachim Nielsen, CEO of Proximar, explained that Willumsen would bring relevant competence to the corporation because of his extensive experience, highlighting his work in Japan. “I am confident that he will be a valuable member of our team and in the further development of the company. I look forward to working closely together with him.”
About Proximar Seafood
Proximar Seafood is building the first large-scale Atlantic salmon farm in Japan at the foot of Mount Fuji, in Oyama. The land-based salmon farming company has already started production in October 2022. With an annual production capacity of 5,300 tons of head-on salmon (HOG), the first harvest is expected to be serving fresh salmon to Japanese consumers medio 2024.