New members elected to OFI Board of Advisors

OFI is pleased to announce the election of two new Board of Advisors members at our 2019 Annual General Meeting hosted by Aquarama 2019 in Guangzhou on June 1.

This year there were 4 Board of Advisors positions up for election, with current board members Sandy Moore of Segrest Inc in the USA  and Deepak Nopany from Asian Exports in India  both re-elected to the Board of Advisors unopposed.  The 2 new Board of Advisor members were also elected unopposed.

The first new member of the Board of Advisors is Mr Yannick Verry from Aquarama in China. Yannick is one of the organisers of Aquarama and works at VNU Exhibitions Asia Co. Ltd, the owner of Aquarama at their office in Shanghai, China. He has a wealth of experience in the tradeshow industry and his work with Aquarama and PetFair in China have given him a wide networks of contacts within the industry in China and around the world. It is hoped that his experience and network will help OFI develop its influence and role within the Chinese industry. Our second new member is Mr Ran Epsteen from Colors, from Israel. Ran is a well-respected ornamental fish producer and exporter from Israel with a wealth of knowledge and experience in intensive production of fish in biosecure facilities. OFI President, Shane Willis, said “We congratulate all advisors on their election and welcome our 2 new advisors. It is hoped that the new members will help the board to develop greater links into China and improve biosecurity in the industry.”

OFI would also like to thank Mr Danny Benjamin and Marc Seguinot both of whom have retired from the industry and from our Board of Advisors. Mr Willis thanked them for their contribution in saying “we thank both Danny and Marc for their contributions over the years and wish them all the best for their retirement.”



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