Markus Zender to join Stolt Sea Farm as Chief Commercial Officer

Stolt Sea Farm announced today the appointment of Markus Zender as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), with effect from May 11, 2021.

Jordi Trias, President of Stolt Sea Farm, said: “The appointment of Markus Zender as CCO is an important step in taking the company’s Customer Division to the next level. We have ambitious growth and expansion plans for the coming years, and his experience will be key to our success.

"We have recently invested in improving our offering to customers by increasing the hours that our customer service team is available and implementing Salesforce’s world-leading CRM platform to enhance the way that we capture new opportunities and improve customer experience. I am delighted to add Markus to our team, and am convinced that his drive, strategic insight and commercial skills will bring a competitive advantage to our organisation as he leads our sales and marketing strategy.”

Mr Zender has a wealth of experience in the FMCG sector, having held senior roles at the German flower, plant and vegetable cooperative Landgard Fruit & Vegetables Holding Ltd and pre-packaged meat product manufacturer Abbelen Holding Ltd. He also has experience in the fresh seafood market through his role as CCO at Natsu Foods Ltd. & Co. KG, a specialist in the production of pre-packed fresh food including sushi, sandwiches and wraps.

The arrival of Markus is also another step in the Company’s journey to strengthen the Sales and Marketing Team as it continues to focus on bringing Stolt Sea Farm’s delicious seafood to a growing customer base and expanding its market reach. Stolt Sea Farm recently hired a UK-based Sales Manager to lead the development of its frozen seafood business and growth ambitions across the UK. The Company is also in the process of increasing the size of its sales team in Central Europe and the US.