LAESO Fish, a subsidiary of Denmark’s Laeso Fiskeindustri has appointed a new Chairman together with senior executives from the parent company to its board in Scotland.
This move is to strengthen and support Laeso’s operation in the UK as the business is positioned to expand and to respond to the challenges of supply and marketing in more dynamic economic and environmental circumstances.
George Mackintosh is the new Chairman of Laeso Fish Limited. A serial entrepreneur in technology markets, whose latest venture is Eggplant, a software company.
George has worked in London, Hong Kong and Chicago and has traded in many countries as recognized by three Queen’s Awards for Export.
Born in Inverness, George’s farming family moved to Aberdeenshire and he attended Peterhead Academy. He was until very recently the Chairman of the CBI’s (Confederation of British Industry) SME (Small Medium-sized Enterprises) Council and is also an Associate and Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Edinburgh Business School.
Gregers Jacobsen and Bjarne Kronborg join Svend Ole Larsen as the Danish non-executive directors of Laeso Fish in Scotland.
Laeso Fish has grown significantly since investing in Peterhead in 1998, now employing nearly 100 people in its world-class processing and cold store facilities.
Noted for the quality of its langoustines and scallops, sales are made across Europe and Asia. The General Manager is Sandy McRobbie, well-known in Peterhead, Europe’s biggest fishing port and processing centre.
Group Chairman Gregers Jacobsen said “We are delighted to have George chair our UK operation.
Laeso is the world’s leading processor of langoustines. Our product, known sometimes as scampi, is wild, organic, healthy and sustainable. It’s in demand in the finest restaurants and dining tables around the world. We’d like more people in Scotland to eat this fine local delicacy”.
George Mackintosh, said: “I relish the challenge and opportunity to help steer Laeso Fish through interesting conditions ahead. I hope to help develop and expand new markets for Laeso’s uniquely high-quality shellfish products.”