Per Grieg Jr, chairman of Grieg Seafood, won the finals of the EY Norway Entrepreneur of the Year Awards at a glittering ceremony in Oslo last night.
An independent jury praised him for developing the company ‘through good strategic decisions, risk willingness and endurance’.
The jury also said he had managed to create a significant player in what was now a truly international market.
The business had demonstrated an ability for innovation, and had become a driving force within the industry. Furthermore, Grieg Seafood was a significant contributor to a number of charitable causes.
Based in Bergen, Grieg, which celebrated its 25th anniversary last year, has grown to become the world’s eighth largest aquaculture business.
It has farmed salmon production operations in the Rogaland region of Norway as well as in Shetland and Canada.
Per Grieg jr has taken a leading role with the company since it was founded in 1992, helping to build it into a major force in fish farming.
Among his many qualifications, he holds an MSc degree from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
During this time he has helped to establish a number of other seafood related operations within the Grieg group, and he also sits on the board of a number of firms, including Fjord Seafood and Marine Farms.
The global audit firm EY (formerly Ernst & Young) organises Entrepreneur of the Year awards in more than 50 countries.
Picture: Award winner Per Grieg Jr