Jan Tharp is President and CEO of The Bumble Bee Seafood Company, one of North America’s largest branded seafood companies and 120-year leader in the seafood industry. In her role as CEO, Jan is unwavering in her passion for people as she focuses on building a renewed culture at Bumble Bee of empowerment, collaboration, continuous improvement and trust to create a strong team while delivering superior business performance.
A champion of Bumble Bee’s mission to create a new generation of seafood lovers by delivering delicious, healthy and sustainable seafood options to consumers in innovative ways, Jan most recently led Bumble Bee’s joint venture with Gathered Foods Corporation, makers of Good Catch plant-based seafood products. The partnership makes Bumble Bee the first and only major seafood company to partner with a plant-based seafood brand and honors the company’s long-term commitment to ocean health and sustainability.
Known as a transformational leader within the industry, among her peers and with Bumble Bee employees, Jan is dedicated to continuing to redefine what sustainability means for the seafood industry. Jan is a board member of the National Fisheries Institute and International Seafood Sustainability Foundation, Good Catch Foods, and is also actively engaged with Bumble Bee’s work with organizations including World Wildlife Fund, the Marine Stewardship Council, and the Global Ghost Gear Initiative.