Born 1967. Faroese citizen. Joined the Board in 2009 and has been Chairman since. Is considered to be independent. Executive chairman of the industry holding company Tjaldur.
Education: MSc. in Economics and Business Administration, Copenhagen Business School. MBA, Lancaster University Management School.
Board meetings in 2016: Participated in 8 Board meetings in 2016.
Number of shares held in Bakkafrost: Holds 10,000 shares.
Mr. Hansen has extensive experience in the international oil and gas industry during his 19 years at Statoil - from 1997 to July 2016. From 2012 to 2016 he was Head of Statoil’s Arctic Unit and member of Statoil's worldwide exploration management team. For a number of years, he was the country manager for Statoil in charge of operations in the Faroes and Greenland, including operated drilling campaigns. He has also been the manager of Commercial and Negotiations for Europe and North Africa in Statoil. During his time in Statoil, he has been based in Copenhagen, London, Oslo and The Faroe Islands.
Prior to Statoil he was in the shipping and seafood industry.
Mr. Hansen was a member of the World Economic Forum´s Global Agenda Council on the Arctic in the Period 2012 - 2016.