Anders Marthinussen stepped down from his position as managing director of Norway's analytical firm Kontali to join luxury farmed salmon supplier Pure Norwegian Seafood as chief business development officer.

Marthinussen joined Kontali in 2015 as a senior aquaculture analyst. In only two years, he managed to become the managing director.

Prior to that, the 47-year-old held managerial positions at Norwegian breeding company AquaGen. He holds an educational background in veterinary medicine.

Thomas Aas replaces Marthinussen as the new managing director of Kontali. He comes from a director position in the Ostfold, Norway-based company Information Services.

Pure Norwegian Seafood is based in Western Norway, and focuses on the processing of farmed fish. Its slaughterhouse is located in Averøy.

The company supplies raw material to Balik, a company based in Switzerland, that offers its finished product for NOK 6,000 (€595/$650) per kilo.

Balik processes about 150 metric tons of salmon a year into the sought-after delicatessen Caviar House & Prunier.

Production started 35 years ago in a 300-year-old farmhouse in Ebersol in hilly Toggenburg, after a traditional smoking method as practiced at the court of the Russian tsars.