AquaGen Scotland appoints Keith Drynan as new Managing Director


We are pleased to announce the appointment of Keith Drynan (50) as the new Managing Director of AquaGen Scotland. He will take up the position on May 1st 2023.


Keith Drynan
Keith Drynan starts in his position as Managing Director for AquaGen Scotland May 1st


With decades of experience in the aquaculture industry in Scotland and abroad, Keith brings a wealth of expertise to the role. Prior to joining AquaGen he held several senior leadership positions in the industry, including BioMar, Troutlodge and Landcatch Natural Selection.


In his new role, Keith will be responsible for all commercial activities of AquaGen in Scotland as well as overseeing the day-to-day operations of the facility, ensuring that the company continues to deliver high-quality salmon eggs with the AquaGen-genetics based on more than 50-years of breeding. With a strong commitment to aquaculture, being customer oriented in combination with a business mindset and a proven track record, Keith is well-positioned to contribute to the company achieve its long-term goals.


- “We have been through an extensive process to find the right leader of our business in Scotland. AquaGen is committed to supply the global market with high quality genetics in the form of fertile salmon eggs. Scotland is a key market for AquaGen, and we are thrilled to have Keith on board. His extensive industry experience will be an asset to the Scottish industry as to our company. Keith has a background in marine biology from Glasgow and Heriot Watt Universities as well as strong skills in building customer relationships and people development through coaching and team working. Thus, he will contribute to further growth and success to our business in Scotland as well as globally," says AquaGen’s CEO Knut Røflo. - We look forward to work with Keith to achieve our shared vision of genetics being a key contributor to the future of sustainable aquaculture.


Please join us in welcoming Keith to AquaGen.


CEO for AquaGen Europe Knut Røflo / Photo: BERRE



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Knut Røflo

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CEO AquaGen Europe



About AquaGen

AquaGen is a market based and research-oriented breeding company that develops, produces, and delivers genetic material and fertilized eggs to the global aquaculture industry. Since 1971 we have, with science, willingness to innovate, sustainable production and faith in the future as driving forces, managed the world most refined breeding material of atlantic salmon, rainbow trout and pacific salmon.

Our high-tech production facilities for broodstock in Norway, Scotland and Chile produce eggs for fish farmers around the world, who refine them further into delicious seafood and millions of healthy meals - every day.

AquaGen Scotland has achieved a great deal since its establishment in 2017.  Following the acquisition of Holywood Breeding Centre in 2019 we have successfully developed year around supply of salmon eggs for our Scottish customers.  Our mission is to deliver genetic improvement of the AquaGen strain, developing products for healthy and sustainable stock performance in the Scottish environment.