Elena Petukhovskaya

CEO & co-founder

Elena Petukhovskaya is the CEO and co-founder of Big Akwa since 2020. With 25 years of experience in the food industry, especially in seafood, she has worked closely with global distribution channels such as Tesco, Metro and Auchan. In addition to her current role at Big Akwa, she has been CEO of Peckas Naturodlingar (Agtira) as well as CEO of Albatros Seafoods Eastern European business unit. Elena has a successful track record in strategic business development and multicultural cooperation. She holds an MBA from the Solvay Business School of Economics in Belgium and has completed several advanced trainings at IMD Lausanne in Switzerland.

Big Akwa’s project in Alby, Ånge, focuses on establishing a sustainable land-based fish farm with the goal of producing 6000 tons of fish per year through the use of Recirculating Aquatic Systems (RAS). These systems continuously recycle and purify the water to enable an efficient and environmentally friendly farming process. The facility will cooperate with other industries, especially hydrogen production, to utilize excess heat and oxygen, increasing efficiency and sustainability. In addition, the sludge will be used as organic fertilizer, and oils and proteins will be extracted from the slaughter residues, ensuring that all resources are utilized.

Elena Petukhovskaya