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Our people

OUR PEOPLE

MEET THE ARCTIC NUTRITION TEAM

The Arctic Nutrition team has developed marine extracts for nutraceutical and pharmaceutical applications for over 30 years. The team is considered industry experts within lipid extraction.

Ole Arne Eiksund fra Arctic Nutrition
Ole Arne Eiksund fra Arctic Nutrition

CEO

Ole Arne Eiksund

Mr. Eiksund has more than 25 years of experience from the pharmaceutical industry, including the position as Commercial Director in GlaxoSmithKline. Former positions include Executive Vice President Rimfrost AS and VP Global Sales Hofseth BioCare AS.

Hogne Hallaråker from Arctic Nutrition
Hogne Hallaråker from Arctic Nutrition

CSO / Founder

Hogne Hallaråker

Mr. Hallaråker is the founder and developer of Arctic Nutrition´s business concept. He is an entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience in the Nutraceutical and Biomarine industries. He holds an MSc in Marine Biology and Aquaculture from the University of Bergen.

Per Christian Sæbø
Per Christian Sæbø from Arctic Nutrition

COO

Per Christian Sæbø

Mr. Sæbø has more than 20 years of experience from manufacturing management and process development, including concept architecture, concept testing, and verification, upscaling and operationalization. He holds an MSc in Chemistry from NTNU.

Ola R. Nordtømme
Ola R. Nordtømme from Arctic Nutrition

CFO

Ola R. Nordtømme

Mr. Nordtømme has in the last 20 years holding several positions as an equity analyst within the investment banking community and has also experience from the private equity industry in Norway. He holds an MSc degree from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).

Daniele Mancinelli
Daniele Mancinelli from Arctic Nutrition

CTO

Daniele Mancinelli

Mr. Mancinelli is experienced in R&D specialized in omega-3 fatty acids. His experience span; concept architecture, concept testing and verification, up-scaling and operationalization as well as process optimization. He holds an MSc in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies.

Runhild Gammelsæter
Runhild Gammelsæter from Arctic Nutrition

Global Medical Director

Runhild Gammelsæter

Dr. Gammelsæter is highly experienced in the pharmaceutical industry. She has experience from R&D-based entrepreneurship, patenting, leading research units, and as an entrepreneur founding the biotech firm Regenics AS. Former positions include leadership roles in GSK, AbbVie, and Abbot.

Dr. Yuming Feng
Dr. Yuming Feng from Arctic Nutrition

EVP Global Business Dev

Dr. Yuming Feng

Dr. Feng has more than 20 years of experience in the food & nutraceutical business globally. He held various positions as Sr. Scientists & Procurement Manager at Campbell's, EVP at Zoneco and CEO at Holley International, with a Ph.D. in Food Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Åge Nærdal
Åge Nærdal from Arctic Nutrition

EVP Pharmaceutical Dev

Åge Nærdal

Mr. Nærdal has more than 35 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He has been an industry leader for over 20 years. Mr. Nærdal has been a board member of the Norwegian Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers for more than 10 years. Former positions include General Manager of GSK Norway.

Rick Pope
Rick Pope from Arctic Nutrition

Omega-3 Category Advisor

Rick Pope

Mr. Pope has more than 30 years of sales & marketing experience in the pharmaceutical, medical nutritional and nutraceutical industries, including senior leadership positions in the Omega-3 category. He has demonstrated proven success in the promotion of science-based nutritional products for the pharmaceutical, dietary supplement and food ingredient markets of North America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific regions.

Dr. Thomas Ringheim-Bakka
Dr. Thomas Ringheim-Bakka from Arctic Nutrition

Product Manager/ Scientific Advisor

Dr. Thomas Ringheim-Bakka

Dr. Ringheim-Bakka is the Product Manager/ Scientific Advisor of Romega. With his strong scientific background, he will be working on the support of key accounts both in Norway and internationally. He holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry specialized in medicinal applications from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. 

Federico Petruccelli
Federico Petruccelli from Arctic Nutrition

Research Scientist

Federico Petruccelli

Mr. Petruccelli is working on the development of our herring roe extracts in the Hovdebygda laboratory. His emphasis is on the creation of future production methods. He holds a Master's degree in Advanced Chemical Methodologies from the University of Camerino. 

Sigrun Lindhom Knardal
Sigrun Lindhom Knardal from Arctic Nutrition

QA and Regulatory Manager

Sigrun Lindhom Knardal

Mrs. Knardal has more than 15 years of experience in the quality assurance of marine omega-3 products in the nutraceutical and pharmaceutical industries, as well as regulatory experience. Former positions include QA Manager at Epax Hovdebygda and Natural ASA. She holds an MSc. degree in Molecular biology from the University of Bergen.

Marte Frida Grønnevet
Marte Frida Grønnevet from Arctic Nutrition

Adm and Regulatory Manager, Pharma

Marte Frida Grønnevet

Mrs. Grønnevet has 10 years’ experience from R&D and production of marine Omega-3 products, focusing on regulatory affairs and QC. Additionally, she has 15 years of experience from the process with a focus on production and logistics control of fish oil and fish meal. Mrs. Grønnevet holds an MSc in Medical Laboratory Technology.

Gwendolyn Kent
Gwendolyn Kent from Arctic Nutrition

Int. Sales Director

Gwendolyn Kent

Ms. Kent has more than 22 years of experience with global sales of patented ingredients. She is a leader in developing and marketing nutraceuticals with clinical documentation for B2C, health food, MLM, practitioner, and mass-market positioning. Achievements include taking the top three dietary supplements in the U.S. from patent inception to mass distribution.

Brett Nelson
Brett Nelson from Arctic Nutrition

U.S Sales Director

Brett Nelson

Mr. Nelson is the U.S sales director with over 10 years of experience working in sales for the dietary supplement and Health and Nutrition industry. Mr. Nelson has experience selling science-backed branded ingredients and is focused on helping customers develop and launch new innovative products into the marketplace.

Marius Nystøl
Marius Nystøl from Arctic Nutrition

Sales Manager Europe

Marius Nystøl

Mr. Nystøl is managing Arctic Nutrition’s sales in Europe. He has experience with national and international sales of patented ingredients and finished products. Mr. Nystøl has a background from The Norwegian University of Technology and Science and the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences.

Malene Eiksund
Malene Eiksund from Arctic Nutrition

Project Manager

Malene Eiksund

Ms. Eiksund is responsible for the development of Arctic Nutrition's digital platforms, including the operations of Romega.no. In addition to this, Ms. Eiksund works with the global team to facilitate the growth of Romega internationally. She holds an MSc. in Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Management from Imperial College London.