Dr. Reid Hole, Chairman  

Senior Adviser 
Tel: +47 90098160






1983: Norwegian University of Life Sciences – College of Veterinarian Medicine: Dr. scient (DSc) nutritional physiology
1997: Norwegian University of Life Sciences: MSc thesis in immunology

1.    RHconsulting. July 2005 to date. Senior Adviser
2.    Nutreco Holding BV. March 2002 to July 2005 Corporate Director Food Safety & Quality
3.    Nutreco Aquaculture. January 2000 to March 2002.    Director Technology & Development
4.    Nutreco Aquaculture. March 1988 to end 1999. Managing Director Nutreco Aquaculture Research Centre A/S and Director R&D
5.    Skretting A/S. January 1986 - March 1988. Research  Manager
6.    Agricultural Research Station /Norwegian University of Life Sciences.  1983 - December1985. Senior Research Scientist
7.    Research scientist, Bioforsk AS,  Bodø/Norwegian University of Life Sciences. June 1977 – 1983. Research Scientist
8.    External teacher at University of Faro (Portugal), Catholic University Valparaiso (Chile), Norwegian University of Life Sciences
9.    Publications - Scientific and Business Journals on Nutrition, Nutrition and Feed Management, Food Quality &Safety, Core Competence           Management etc.

Skills and Experience                 
Line management training - Technical Manager in Industry.
Scientific training and management experience with bottom line responsibility

Over 19 years hands-on international competence management experience:
•    Operated major R&D strategy, R&D re-organisation, process improvement and change projects in Norway and Thailand
•    Established and operated the first privately owned aquaculture research centre in the world
•    Built up competence organisations and networks  in Europe, Asia, Latin and North America

Strong leadership skills:
•    Managed multicultural competence organisations
•    Turned around research centres from scientific to  business orientation
•    Managed organisations via informal authority
•    Intellectual property management
•    Innovation, opportunity and multi disciplinary lateral driven

Selection of Assignments
•    Member of Nutreco teams related to business strategy development, management of different business and technical aspects, product development, marketing & sales, communication and manufacturing optimisation
•    Board positions, e.g. NoFiMa AS, AKVAFORSK AS, Pharmaq AS,  Cod Culture Norway AS, Fishery Industries Adv. Board (FAO subsidiary),  Nutreco subsidiaries
•    Advisory technical boards in Norway and EU

External activities
•    Experience with national and international media
•    Keynote speaker at conferences world wide
•    Regular contact at ministerial level in Norway
•    EU regular at senior level
•    Frequent contact with Non Governmental Organisations