A VISION OF SUSTAINABILITY AND ANIMAL WELFARE

OUR TEAM

Europe


MARK WILLIAMS
MARK WILLIAMSChief Executive Officer
HADDEN GRAHAM
HADDEN GRAHAMChief Commercial Officer
CHRIS SCOTT
CHRIS SCOTTCFO
BASIL KENNEDY
BASIL KENNEDYOperations Director
IAN HUTCHINSON
IAN HUTCHINSONTechnical Director
DECLAN HANNIFFY
DECLAN HANNIFFY Marine Technology Specialist
DAN WARING
DAN WARINGGlobal Customer Service Manager
SAUL ESCOBERO
SAUL ESCOBERO EMEA Sales Manager
ARI KIVINIEMI
ARI KIVINIEMISales Consultant APAC
ANDY ADKINS
ANDY ADKINSFinancial Controller
LINH NGO
LINH NGOFinance Analyst
GULNUR KIRCALI-AYDIN
GULNUR KIRCALI-AYDIN Quality Assurance/Regulatory Affairs Specialist
CHARLENE PARKIN
CHARLENE PARKIN Executive Assistant & Office Manager

United States


DAVID DEAO
DAVID DEAO Regional Sales Manager
JOAO ECKHARDT
JOAO ECKHARDT North America Sales Manager

TEAM BIOS


MARK WILLIAMSChief Executive Officer
Mark Williams joined OHT in February 2022. Mark joins from his previous role as CFO of Insect Technology Group which was a world leading developer of sustainable protein and other products derived from insects, specifically Black Soldier Fly larvae. In his four years in that role Mark raised over US$50 million in equity and over $100m in project and holding company level debt funding. He was responsible for the finance, IT, IP, legal and compliance functions across the Group’s eight locations around the world. Prior to that, Mark was an investment banker for UBS and Nomura, holding numerous senior positions running teams across Asia Pacific which were responsible for delivering capital markets and advisory services for corporate clients. Mark began his career with KPMG, where is qualified as a chartered accountant in Sydney.

HADDEN GRAHAMChief Commercial Officer
Hadden joined OHT in late April 2021 as Chief Commercial Officer to lead the Animal Feed division in the next stage of our growth path. Prior to joining OHT he was Chief Operating Officer at Folium Science, having previously worked for AB Vista and Finnfeeds/Danisco Animal Nutrition and served as President of the European Feed Additives Association (FEFANA).

Hadden has extensive experience and success in building animal feed ingredient businesses globally over the past 30 years and holds a PhD in Agricultural Biochemistry from the Queens University of Belfast followed by 10 years in academia in University College Dublin, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Montana State University.

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CHRIS SCOTTChief Financial Officer
Chris joins the team from FrieslandCampina, a dairy co-operative and consumer food manufacturer where he was the Finance Director for UK & Ireland, before that he held various senior finance positions including at the leading multinational Kimberly-Clark UK.

He has a degree in Physics with Astrophysics and is CFA charter holder and an FCCA chartered accountant.

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BASIL KENNEDYOperations Director
Basil Kennedy has been with OHT since 2010, responsible for overseeing the activities within the organization which contribute to the effective production of goods and services.

Currently dividing his time between the Vietnamese and Irish facilities, Mr Kennedy has gained extensive knowledge and experience within the seaweed industry and in the procurement of seaweeds globally.

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IAN HUTCHINSON
IAN HUTCHINSONTechnical Director
IAN HUTCHINSONTechnical Director
Ian joined OHT in December 2022 as our Technical Director and joins us from Nutribio Ltd, a premix and animal nutrition supplement manufacturer in Co. Cork, Ireland.

Ian holds a PhD in Animal Nutrition and Fertility from University College Dublin, and an Agricultural Science degree from the University of Reading.

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DECLAN HANNIFFY Marine Technology Specialist
Declan has a BSc (Hons) in Applied Aquatic Ecology from Galway Mayo Institute of Technology in 2005. After working as a Research Assistant in the Irish Seaweed Centre in NUI Galway for 5 years, Declan joined OHT in 2011.

Declan has significant expertise and experience in the areas of hatchery production and near-shore farming of cultivated seaweed. He is responsible for the sourcing of local seaweed species through wild harvesting or using his extensive network of seaweed harvesters. His role involves working with suppliers to ensure the quality and safety of the seaweed raw materials.

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DAN WARINGGlobal Customer Service Manager
Dan has been consulting with Ocean Harvest since 2014. Initially focused on the Equine market, he has collaborated with some of Europes most prestigious studs and stables and has helped to drive a stronger awareness of the OceanFeed™ Equine product.

More recently, Dan’s role has expanded and is critical in building and maintaining business for Ocean Harvest globally, including supporting the development of our marketing strategy and exhibition planning

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SAUL ESCOBEROEMEA Sales Manager
Saul began his professional career developing technological additives and mycotoxin binders at Tolsa S.A., but on his way so far, he has collaborated with important companies specializing in additives for animal feed such as Huvepharma or Andrés Pintaluba in the technical-commercial areas.

Saul is an agronomist specialized in animal productions from Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Agrónomos, Polytechnic University of Madrid.

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ARI KIVINIEMISales Consultant APAC
Ari joined OHT as a consultant in January 2022, to generate sales and build and manage sales channels in APAC, and to support EMEA sales as well.
Ari has over 45 years´ experience in animal nutrition, in sales, sales management and business development, the last 40 years he has been active in the global technical feed additive market. After initially being employed in his native Finland in the two main animal nutrition companies, he moved to working in the international animal nutrition market and has held various sales and management positions, most recently in Finnfeeds/Danisco Animal Nutrition and in AB Vista, where he was one of the founding members to set up a successful feed additive business for the British ABF Group.

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ANDY ADKINSFinancial Controller
Andy joined OHT in November 2021 as our Financial Controller. He has managed finance teams through periods of change and instigated improvements to processes in order to improve efficiencies. Andy brings hands on experience in accounting including management accounts, statutory accounts, accounting for multicurrency transactions, consolidation accounting, forecasting and budgeting.
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LINH NGOFinance Analyst
Linh joined OHT in July 2023 and brings her experience in financial accounting and data analytics from previous roles in construction and manufacturing. Her experience ranges across operations, cost management, profit and margin analysis, budgeting and financial reporting.

Linh holds a BSc in Accounting and Finance and an MSc in Investment Management from the University of Surrey, Linh is fluent in Vietnamese.

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GULNUR KIRCALI AYDIN Quality Control Specialist
Gulnur has been with OHT since the middle of 2017. She has over 10 years experience within the Quality department and has worked in various industries. She has a Regulatory Affairs & Quality certificate from Limerick Institute of Technology (2022), MSc. Degree on Quality Management (2013, has a Bachelor of Chemistry (2009) and also an associate degree an Laborant and Veterinary Health. (2008).

Gulnur is responsible for the implementation and monitoring of the Quality Management System in Ireland and supports the Vietnamese production team. She also ensures sites are fully compliant with all regulatory corporate guidelines

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Executive Assistant & Office Manager - Theale
CHARLENE PARKINExecutive Assistant & Office Manager - Theale
Charlene joined OHT in early 2018 to oversee the management of the UK office and acts as EA to the Management Team. Over the past 18 years she has gained experience as an EA to several top-level executives in the private sector. Charlene has a varied background in marketing and event planning and holds a BSc (Hons) in Media Communications
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DAVID DEAORegional Sales Manager
David joined OHT in July 2021, as Regional Sales Manager after working for many years in Animal Nutrition sales, as well as Production Management with large scale US swine systems. Having worked with large companies like DSM Nutritional Products and Smithfield Foods as well as with branded feed companies, feed cooperatives and producers he has a wide range of background experience. The experience and network of connections David brings will be valuable to the growth of OHT product sales in all species in the USA.
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JOAO ECKHARDTNorth America Sales Manager
Joao joined OHT in September 2022, as North America Sales Manager. He has been working with technical sales for over 12 years, introducing new products and nutrition concepts into the Animal Nutrition market. He brings to OHT his business development skills to help product and sales development. He had worked with commodity products and helped introduce mycotoxin binders into the Brazilian market as well as specialty products with new functional concepts in both Brazil and North America. Joao holds a Degree in Veterinary Medicine from University of Santa Maria and Masters in Animal Science from University of Porto Alegre, both in Brazil.

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