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Valinor: appoints new Investment Director Sea at Valinor

  • Date: June 7, 2021

  • Company: Valinor is a Norwegian family-owned investment company that makes early-stage investments in cutting-edge companies to enable solutions for tomorrow.

Petter Aanonsen started on June 1 as Director for Valinor’s focused investment strategy within aquaculture. It is with enthusiasm and humility that I will now have the opportunity from the other side of the table, says Petter Aanonsen, Investment Director Sea at Valinor.

Petter has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and partner in various start-up companies, mainly in the aquaculture segment. Aanonsen has a vocational education and certificate in aquaculture from the late 90s and worked for several years with salmon and trout farming.

Aanonsen later studied at BI Norwegian Business School where he took a bachelor’s degree in economics and administration and later studied at NHH where he participated in the Seafood Council’s education on “Market competence for the Norwegian seafood industry”. Aanonsen started his own company early in his career with shellfish farming and later a farming service company on Kvitsøy. For the last ten years, Petter has built Rensefiskgruppen from the ground up together with the Grieg family in Bergen, which was established to contribute with biological control of salmon lice.

Helping other entrepreneurs with good ideas and sustainable plans in aquaculture and fishing is one of the most exciting things there is, says Aanonsen. I want to build relationships between different investor communities in both Stavanger and the rest of the country, where we can lift entrepreneurs and start-up companies out of the death vally curve and into the growing aquaculture industry, Aanonsen concludes. Valinor places great emphasis on all our investments being future-oriented, sustainable and profitable, says Pål Selboe Valseth, general manager of Valinor. We look forward to using Petter’s expertise and experience in our work in the future, Valseth concludes.