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Bernt Martinsen appointed as new Senior Vice President of PHARMAQ

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We are pleased to announce the appointment of Bernt Martinsen as the new Senior Vice President of PHARMAQ part of Zoetis and recognizing Morten Nordstad for his outstanding years of service. Bernt Martinsen starts in his new position on the 1st of November 2021 and continue to be based in PHARMAQ head office in Oslo, Norway.

The Senior Vice President of PHARMAQ will continue the focus on developing and delivering innovative fish health solutions to the aquaculture industry. This includes PHARMAQ fish vaccines and therapeutics, PHARMAQ Fishteq vaccination machines and services, and PHARMAQ Analytiq diagnostic, research and analytical services.

“Bernt Martinsen’s business acumen, recognized expertise combined with his academic background as Veterinarian will position him as a strong contributor to drive the growth of environmentally safe and efficacious products to the aquaculture industry, says Glenn David, Zoetis Executive Vice President and Group President, International Operations, Aquaculture, BioDevices and Pet Insurance”.

Bernt Martinsen is a graduated veterinarian from the Norwegian College of Veterinary Science and has more than 25 years of experience in the aquaculture industry. He holds a PhD in Therapeutics for fish. He is recognized for his scientific expertise and customer focus and having contributed to advancing care in fish health and welfare all along his career. Bernt’s experience spanned overseeing a diverse set of markets and he has been working in different positions from R&D, Clinical development and Sales.  

“I am very excited to take on the new role in the company and together with a strong team and dedicated colleagues we will continue to work close with the customers to understand their needs, bring innovative solutions to the industry and make aquaculture progress, says Bernt Martinsen”.


For more information, please contact:
Bernt Martinsen
, Senior Vice President PHARMAQ a business of Zoetis
Telephone: +47 23 29 85 50
Mobile phone: +47 971 80 852


About PHARMAQ part of Zoetis
PHARMAQ is the global leader in vaccines and innovation for aquaculture and part of Zoetis, the world leader in animal health. The company provides environmentally sound, safe and efficacious health products to the global aquaculture industry through targeted research and the commitment of dedicated people. Production facilities, administration and research and development activities are based in Norway with subsidiaries in Chile, United Kingdom, China, Vietnam, Turkey and Spain. PHARMAQ has approximately 375 employees. The company's products are marketed in Europe, North and South America, and Asia. For further information, visit the company's website at