Guided by Our Vision

“Naturally better tilapia”

Lake Yojoa, Honduras

Regal Springs®’ mission is to rear “naturally better tilapia” according to the highest ESG standards of sustainability, supplying our discerning customers with premium-quality fish that fulfills their expectations for taste, texture, and nutrition.

Proud to be a Swiss company

Our founder — a Swiss UN aid worker — was first inspired to begin an aquaculture enterprise while working in Indonesia over 30 years ago.

Today, while we run operations in the US, Mexico, Honduras, Indonesia, and Germany, our headquarters are still in Zurich — for several good reasons. Many of our investors are there, and it provides a convenient time zone for our worldwide operations. Zurich also offers a business-friendly, efficient environment, a high level of commercial transparency, and an internationally renowned banking system.

Switzerland has a well-deserved reputation for top quality across the board — from food products to leading-edge pharmaceuticals. This ethos of pursuing perfection and innovation matches our vision for producing premium-quality, sustainable tilapia that benefit people worldwide.

Embedding leadership in sustainable aquaculture

Since its inception, Regal Springs® has been committed to the principles and practice of outstanding corporate governance.

Our values encourage us to respect every external partner and stakeholder, as well as our own “blue food” champions.


Judged by the gold standard of “naturally better tilapia”


Representing Regal Springs® and its brand responsibly


Reliable and dependable, delivering on commitments


Treating others as we wish to be treated


Always honest, always fair, always transparent

Code of conduct

Work culture

Ensuring world-class quality in product and process, fully complying with the highest standards of ESG and creating shareholder value through sound business practices.

Respect and diversity

Nurturing the diverse communities across the four continents where we operate and from which our workforce and stakeholders are drawn.

Proud of our people

Taking great pride in our people, their passionate engagement, their consistent performance, and their integrity in delivering our vision.

Pioneers in the “blue food movement”

Regarding ourselves as steadfast pioneers in the burgeoning blue economy, working towards the goal of new and sustainable fish protein sources to boost the planet’s threatened resources.

Our sustainability program

Embodying our values of integrity, sustainability, and social engagement in our sustainability program enriches the social and environmental fabric of our workplaces.

Board of Directors

Chairman since January 2021, Torben has 25 years’ experience at senior levels in the food industry, including seven years as Group CEO of BioMar, a world-leading fish feed supplier. He currently holds six other board roles and has an MSc in Economics from Aarhus University.

Torben Svejgaard


Since its inception, Regal Springs® has been committed to the principles and practice of outstanding corporate governance.

Appointed in 2019 as CEO and executive director, Alois has over 20 years’ experience in food and beverages, with major management roles in Nestle and Almarai Dairy, serving in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Alois holds a master’s degree from Innsbruck University.

Alois Hofbauer


Since August 2020, Joerg has acted as an independent director chairing remuneration and audit committees. He’s currently the CFO for hospital group IHH Healthcare and serving on two other boards. Joerg was previously CFO for the major seafood group Thai Union and holds an MBA from the University of Augsburg.

Joerg Ayrle

Independent Director

Nicole became an independent director in mid-2021. Currently CEO of Future Meat Technologies, she previously held various roles at OSI Group, including CSO and MD of Europe. Other roles include CSO at McDonald’s and international roles at Cargill. She has a JD from the University of Minnesota.

Nicole Johnson-Hoffman

Independent Director

Geir has been an independent director since mid-2021. His earlier aquaculture experience was gained in Norway, Canada, and Australia. After 10 years in several senior roles, he served as CEO of Cermaq group from 2016 until February 2022. Geir has an MSc from Tromso.

Geir Molvik

Independent Director

Executive Management Team

Alois Hofbauer

Chief Executive

Mislav Znidaric

Chief Financial

Michael Haag

Chief Human Resources Officer

Todd Raasch

Managing Director, North America

Laurent Develle

General Counsel & Head Corporate Affairs

Diversity policy

Being a global organization with a diverse workforce, we aim to match our teams’ skills with the company’s needs. This diversity creates an innovative and open-minded outlook, reflected in our motto: “one team, one goal, one spirit.”

Regal Springs® recruits and promotes employees based on their qualifications, experience, and work performance. We provide equal opportunities for all, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, military service, disability, or medical conditions (including pregnancy).

We don’t tolerate discrimination in any form, and we treat others with respect.