Management Team

Andreas von Scholten
Chief Executive Officer

Andreas has more than 15 years of experience working across multiple business sectors and geographies. Prior to joining Barramundi Asia, Andreas was the GM (Asia Pacific) of PHARMAQ, a part of Zoetis, the world leader in animal health. Andreas joined PHARMAQ in 2015 with Private Equity firm Permira and continued with PHARMAQ for another 4 years after the company was acquired by Zoetis. Before PHARMAQ, Andreas was the GM (Asia Emerging Markets) of Coloplast, a leading global medical device company. Andreas joined Coloplast in 2010, holding various leadership roles in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong during his time there. Earlier in his career, Andreas was an M&A consultant with Deloitte for more than 7 years, where he also led a company through a successful turnaround. A native of Denmark, Andreas received a graduate degree from the University of Copenhagen, Harvard University, and Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Helen Chow
Chief Financial Officer

Helen has more than 25 years experience in managing the financial strategy and all aspects of financial, operational and business management, including projects that support funding and business growth strategies, M&A and investor activities. She started her professional career in external audit with KPMG Singapore, subsequently assuming senior positions in regional internal audit. She served as CFO in both Australia and Singapore for listed and non-listed groups across different countries in the agriculture, retail and distribution industries. Helen earned her Bachelor of Accounting from the University of Singapore and is a Fellow CA of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and a Fellow CPA of CPA Australia.

Andrés Johnson
Chief Operating Officer

Andrés graduated as a veterinarian from the University of Chile, Santiago with a special in Economics at Michigan University, USA. He joined Mares Australes (later part of Nutreco’s Marine Harvest) and was in charge of the technical department dealing with fish health and sanitary aspects of salmon farming. He became the Production and Operations Manager and later, the Managing Director of Marine Harvest Chile in 2001, with Marine Harvest producing over 100,000 tons of salmon in 2006 and representing sales of over USD300m. Andrés also led the acquisition, integration and merger of 4 salmon farming companies. He was an active member of the team which created Marine Harvest International and was also a member of the Steering Committee, involved in strategic planning, sales strategies, global benchmarking, market and business intelligence. In 2007, he established his own consultancy company in the aquaculture business.

Charis Chua
Chief Commercial Officer

Charis is responsible for Barramundi Asia’s global sales activities. With more than 12 years of business development and sales experience across different industries, she has taken on business development roles at both local and regional levels. At BA, Charis spearheaded the exponential growth of its B2C channel in Singapore and was pivotal in entering and developing new markets for BA in China, Korea and Thailand. Prior to BA, Charis was involved in many strategic transformation initiatives at companies like Goodpack Limited (a KKR portfolio company), Lazada (Alibaba Group) and Singapore Post Limited. She translated strategic priorities into actionable game plans which increased the overall value and profitability of the companies.

James Kwan
Chief Marketing Officer

James was appointed Chief Marketing Officer of Barramundi Asia in 2019, having been involved in the inception of Kühlbarra's branding and marketing as a consultant since 2014. Prior to joining Barramundi Asia, James held senior management positions in the Commonwealth Capital Group, a Singaporean food conglomerate with retail, manufacturing, and logistics businesses. Concurrently, James was Managing and Creative Director of Spinnaker360, an award-winning, multi-disciplinary branding and design agency he founded in 2007. James' early praxis as a marketer and brand engineer spanned the architectural, design and advertising industry. He is a regular guest lecturer at local tertiary design schools and holds a degree in Studio Arts from the Université du Concordia, Montréal.

Marc Tan
Chief Technology Officer

Marc is a technologist with more than 15 years of experience. His credentials in coding, development, and deployment span the logistics, retail, fitness and FMCG industries. Prior to joining BA, Marc was an entrepreneur operating a popular gym chain, as well as Singapore's largest online sports nutrition and accessories retailer, before successfully divesting his interests in 2018. Before this, he played a key role in product development at Seesmic, a social media aggregator that was later acquired by HootSuite. As CTO, Marc provides strategic oversight of the Group’s hardware and software, ensuring a robust information technology backbone required to support its various business processes. Marc is a graduate from the National University of Singapore with a degree in Computing.

Markus Schrittwieser
General Manager, UVAXX

With over 10 years in the veterinary and aquaculture industry across Europe, Markus brings wide experience in finfish health, physiology as well as water quality analysis. His histopathology and disease management skills add a strong dimension to our UVAXX team. Markus has a M.Sc from the University of Stirling, UK and has published with Marine Scotland Science.