Management Team

Petter Martin Johannessen, Director General

Petter joined IFFO in 2018 as Director General. Johannessen was previously Global Business Director for Risk and Management Sourcing at Cargill Aqua Nutrition and before that Supply Chain Director and Global Sourcing and Purchasing lead at EWOS Group. While at EWOS, he worked closely with IFFO and presented on behalf of the feed sector at the IFFO Annual Conferences. Johannessen has also worked at PWC and Kavli Holding. He holds a Diploma in International Marketing and a degree in business administration from the Norwegian School of Management. He has also studied petroleum economy, economics and science at the University of Bergen.


Dr. Neil Auchterlonie, Technical Director

Neil joined IFFO in 2015, having worked previously in technical and production positions in aquaculture companies, consultancies, and government department and research agencies in the UK. Neil has a strong track record in managing aquaculture and fisheries science programmes in both public and private sector, specialising in commissioning, managing and reporting on science that addresses policy questions for both government and industry. He has held positions on a number of scientific and technical committees and has a strong interest in technology transfer within the seafood industry. Neil holds a BSc in Marine and Freshwater Biology from Stirling University, a MSc in Applied Fish Biology from the University of Plymouth, and a PhD in Aquaculture (halibut physiology) from Stirling University.

Maggie Xu, China Director

Maggie joined IFFO in October 2011 as the China Manager and was then promoted to China Director in 2013. She was previously a Trade Commissioner responsible for fish, seafood, meat and processed food and beverage products at the Embassy of Canada to the P. R. China for ten years. Maggie has a B.A. degree in English language and completed a summer school jointly given by London School of Economics and Peking University on international finance.

Jorge Mora, Operations Director

Jorge joined the organisation in 2006 as Business Administration Manager before being promoted to Operations Director in April 2009 with overall responsibility for members’ services and the day to day running of the organisation. Previously Jorge has worked for the Water Industry Commission in Stirling, Scotland and for the Southern Peru Copper Corporation in Lima, Peru.  Jorge holds an Industrial Engineering degree from the University of Lima and an MBA from the University of Cambridge.

Dr. Enrico Bachis, Market Research Director

Enrico joined the organization in 2009 as Business Manager and Information and was then promoted to Market Research Director in 2017. He is responsible for the market intelligence produced by IFFO also representing the industry within the working group on agri-commodities of OECD-FAO. Enrico graduated from Cagliari University in Sardinia with a Political Science degree before obtaining an MSc in Financial Economics and a PhD in Industrial Economics from the University of Nottingham (UK). 

Véronique Jamin, Communications and External Relations Director

Véronique joined IFFO in January 2019 after a 9-year experience as Communications Director and a 2-year experience as Head of the Sustainable Development department of the French branch of a water company. She started as a Mayor's Chief of staff in the Paris region. She graduated from Sciences Po Paris (Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris) and holds a French - German bilingual Master's degree in Political Sciences.