Felix Ratheb, CEO of seafood giant Sea Harvest in South Africa, has been elected the new chairman of the Groundfish Forum.

He replaces Klaus Nielsen, CEO of Espersen in Denmark, who has been at the helm of the organization for 13 years.

The annual Groundfish Forum brings together 300 seafood executives from around the world to discuss production and supply trends facing seafood producers, especially those in the global whitefish sector.