Fish feed and champagne in Monaco
Hans Erik Bylling, CEO and owner of Aller Aqua, recently returned from the competition EY World Entrepreneur Of the Year 2018 (WEOY). The competition took place in Monaco where sunshine, yachts, champagne and expensive hotels added glamour to the event.
Hans Erik Bylling was in Monaco with Aller Aqua’s co-owners Henrik T. Halken and Carsten Jørgensen, as well as his son, Anders C. Bylling. Anders is the CEO of Aller Aqua Qingdao, the company’s Chinese factory, as well as 4th generation in the family owned company.
”I know fish feed is not the most sexy product, but when you look at what we can achieve together with our customers and the aquaculture sector as a whole, it suddenly gets very interesting,” explains Hans Erik. The visit to Monaco has been positive: “It is quite an experience to participate with so many skilled business people, all with amazing stories. We have learnt a lot, and we got many new contacts. We have returned to the office in Aller feeling inspired. We are also pleased with the positive publicity, for us as a company, but also for the aquaculture sector as a whole. I hope that the increased focus on aquaculture will open the public’s eyes to the fact that aquaculture is a sustainable way of producing meat. We use fewer ressources than any other meat production.”
From left: Henrik T. Halken, Hans Erik Bylling, Anders C. Bylling and Carsten Jørgensen.