GenoMar Genetics Group appoints new CEO

The new CEO in GenoMar Genetics Group.
Gustavo Bozano.

Gustavo Bozano has been appointed as new CEO for GenoMar Genetics Group. He will start in his new position 1 May, 2024.

Extensive experience from the industry

Gustavo is a Brazilian citizen and has more than 30 years of experience from the Brazilian aquaculture industry where he has held various technical, managerial and leadership positions. For 19 years, he has been the Managing Partner at AquaLagus Consultoria e Representação Agropecuária. The company has been actively consulting on operational and economic analysis of biological performance in tilapia production.

In addition, Gustavo has been working as Technical and Operations Director at Mcassab, a Brazilian tilapia producer and as Commercial and Marketing Manager for animal feed at InVivo Group, a Food and Beverage Manufacturing company.

He holds a Master and Doctor of Science in Animal Science from the Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil. He also has studied business strategy at the University of La Verne, California, USA.

I am very excited about joining GenoMar to further develop its position as the leading tilapia genetics supplier worldwide. I have experienced the value of genetics and efficient distribution of genetic products to be a key contributor to a healthy and profitable tilapia industry

Gustavo Bozano, CEO in GenoMar Genetics Group

We are pleased that Gustavo has accepted the position as CEO of GenoMar. His reputation in the tilapia industry and extensive experience covering the entire tilapia value chain, will play a decisive role in the process of continuous improvement of GenoMar products and services to our customers as well as developing the team’s skills and competences

Odd Magne Rødseth, Chairman of the board

New role for the former CEO

Alejandro Tola Alvarez, who has served as CEO in GenoMar Genetics Group for the last seven years, takes on the role of Executive Director for Non-Salmonids in Blue Future Holding. The company, owned by EW group specialises in aquaculture investments.

Alejandro’s history in GenoMar spans over a period of 18 years. He worked on developing GenoMar’s technology and operations in breeding and distribution, first as COO in Asia and later as CTO and CEO. This positioned GenoMar as a premium brand both in Asia and LATAM and a global leader in tilapia genetics distribution.  

I want to thank the board for giving me the opportunity to lead GenoMar for seven years. I feel really proud of our contribution to a more sustainable and profitable global aquaculture through genetics and seed production. Now, I am looking forward to new opportunities within the group

Alejandro Tola Alvarez, Executive Director for Non-Salmonids in Blue Future Holding

On behalf of the board and all the employees, I would like to thank Alejandro for his strong commitment and contribution. He has been the key person leading the company in a period of great innovation and expansion of our tilapia operations in Asia and LATAM

Odd Magne Rødseth, Chairman of the board

In his new role, Alejandro will use his comprehensive industrial experience and network in global aquaculture to support Blue Future Holding’s efforts at identifying, evaluating, and integrating new investment opportunities. He will support current portfolio companies in their scale-up and growth journeys. Alejandro will also be part of the Board of Directors and continue to perform as Director of Breeding and R&D in GenoMar.

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