Geir Olav Melingen (Benchmark)

Commercial director salmon for Benchmark, within genetics and animal health. Here he has the global responsibility for salmon ova and sea lice medicines, including the award-winning system CleanTreat. Grew up in Bergen and have spent much of his time in Austevoll and worked within the aquaculture industry for more than 40 years.

He has worked as a teacher in aquaculture in Austevoll, journalist in Norsk Fiskeoppdrett, several years within Schering-Plough Animal Health and MSD Animal Health, previously also with SalmoBreed and Fishguard, as well as the CEO of the Bergen Aquarium. He is educated as Fish Health Biologist from University of Bergen, where he also holds a Ph.D. within the interaction between the physiological and immunological development for Atlantic salmon.