Company Profile

Management and Key Employees



Regin Jacobsen, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Jacobsen (born 1966) has been the CEO of Bakkafrost since 1989.
Mr. Jacobsen is educated at Aarhus School of Business, Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and Accounting (HD-R). From 1982 to 1988, Mr. Jacobsen was accounting manager of the former P/f Bakkafrost, and from 1988 until 2006, he held the position of Managing Director of the former P/f Bakkafrost. Regin Jacobsen is part of the Group Management.
Mr. Jacobsen holds 4,492,020 shares in the company.

Odd Eliasen, Managing Director
Mr. Eliasen (born 1965) is responsible for the Havsbrún activities (Feed, meal and oil). From 1988 to 1995 Mr. Eliasen was sales manager at Havsbrún and from 1995 Director of the Feed Department. In addition to this Mr. Eliasen was a board member of Bakkafrost from 2006 to 2012. Odd Eliasen is part of the Group Management.
Mr. Eliasen holds 170,511 shares in the company.

Teitur Samuelsen, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Samuelsen (born 1972) was appointed CFO of Bakkafrost in December 2009. He holds a BA in Business Economics and an MSc in Business Economics & Auditing from Copenhagen Business School. Mr. Samuelsen has previously worked for Dong Energy E&P A/S as licence controller, and he was CFO of Atlantic Petroleum from 2005 to 2009. Teitur Samuelsen is part of the Group Management.
Mr. Samuelsen holds 1,664 shares in the company.

Leif av Reyni, Fresh Water Manager
Leif av Reyni is Kandidat (BSc) in Aquaculture, Høgskolen i Sogndal, Norway (1999–2002) and MSc in Aquaculture, Stirling University, Scotland (2002–2003). From 2003–2004, he worked for Vestlax at two of their sea sites, in Vestmanna and Veðranes, farming salmon and trout. From 2004–2005, Mr. Leif av Reyni worked as project manager for the local Aquaculture Research Station in the Faroe Islands. Since 2005, he has been Production Manager at Vestlax and responsible for sea sites and hatcheries. Since 2006, he has been on the Board of the Faroese Aquaculture Research Station.

Jón Purkhús, Farming Manager
Jón Purkhús (born 1958) has been Farming Manager since 2006. Mr. Purkhús has extensive experience in the salmon farming industry, as he founded and has been director of Bakkafrost Farming North since 1988. Jón Purkhús is Managing Director of JH Holding, which holds approximately 1.31% of the shares in Bakkafrost.

Oddvald Olsen, Farming Manager
Oddvald Olsen (born 1964) has been Farming Manager in Bakkafrost Farming West since august 1. 2011. Mr. Olsen has extensive experience in the salmon farming industry, where he started in 1985.

Kári E. Jacobsen, Manager, VAP production and processing
Mr. Jacobsen (born 1963) has been Manager of VAP production and processing since 2008. He is educated at Statens Fagskole for Fiskeindustri Vardø (1982/1983). Kári Jacobsen was Production Manager for Tavan from 1984 to 1994 and from 1999 to 2008. Kári E. Jacobsen was Production Manager for Faroe Seafood from 1994 to 1998.

Andrias Petersen, Harvest Manager
Mr. Andrias Petersen holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the technical university of Denmark (2001) and has since completed courses in general-, project- and quality management. From 2002–2008, he worked with the Faroese Food, Veterinary, and Environmental Agency in positions as official supervisor, quality manager and head of the department of fish health, where he obtained a good knowledge of the Faroese fish farming industry. Mr. Andrias Petersen has been Production Manager at Vestsalmon since 2008.

Símun P. Jacobsen, Senior Sales Manager
Mr. Jacobsen (born 1963) is educated at Handelshøjskolen Syd and holds a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and Accounting (HD-R). From 1998 to 2005 Mr. Jacobsen was Sales Manager at United Seafood, and from 2005 to 2011 he held the position of Sales Manager at Faroe Seafood. Mr. Jacobsen has been appointed Senior Sales Manager of Bakkafrost as of 10th December 2012.

Anna Johansen, Senior Quality Manager
Anna Johansen (born 1974) holds a cand.scient in biology from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark (2002) and has since completed courses in project management, basic law and communication. From 2003-2007 she worked with the Faroese Food, Veterinary and Environmental Agency as an environmental supervisor and a project manager. Since 2007 Anna Johansen has been quality manager for P/f Vestlax and P/f Vestsalmon.

Guðrun Olsen, Group HR Manager
Guðrun Olsen (born 1964) holds a BA from the Copenhagen Business School and a MA degree in International Corporate Communication from the University of Southern Denmark in Odense. From 1994 to 2004 Mrs. Olsen held positions as Company Secretary and HR & Adm. Manager in Faroe Seafood. Guðrun Olsen has been appointed Group HR Manager of Bakkafrost as of 1st February 2012.