Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of IFFO is made up of Directors from Producer members nominated by either individual countries or regions. Each director serves a 2-year term and is then eligible for re-election

Board of Directors for 2024-2025 term
Latin America: Adriana Giudice, José Miguel Tirado, Gonzalo De Romaña, Fernando Ribaudo, Walter Martinez, Felipe Zaldivar, Eduardo Goycoolea and Armando Coppel
Europe: Johannes Palsson, Egil Magne Haugstad and Johann Peter Andersen
USA & Canada: Dan James
Rest of the World: Andre du Preez and Mohammed Shawkath Showry


President: Egil Magne Haugstad
Egil Magne Haugstad

Egil Magne Haugstad is the CEO of Pelagia AS and current President of IFFO.  Pelagia’s Head Office is in Norway with factories concentrated on North Atlantic.  The fishmeal and -oil factories are in Norway, England, Scotland and Ireland. Pelagia is also the largest producer of pelagic seafood globally and high-quality omega-3 concentrates in Norway.  Pelagia runs the biggest fleet of vessels collecting by-products categories 3 and 2 from the salmon industry.

Vice President: Eduardo Goycoolea

Eduardo Goycoolea was one of the founders and first co-President of IFFO back in 2001 when it was created.