Board of Directors

Rúni M. Hansen
Chairman of the Board

 

Born 1967. Faroese citizen. Joined the Board in 2009 and has been Chairman since. Term of office expires in 2020. Is considered to be independent. Executive chairman of the industry holding company Tjaldur.

Education:

MSc. in Economics and Business Administration, Copenhagen Business School. Postgraduate, Lancaster University.

Board meetings in 2019:

Participated in all 16 Board meetings in 2019.

Number of shares held in Bakkafrost:

Holds 10,761 shares at year-end 2019 – purchased 761 shares in December 2019 during the Subsequent Offer to shareholders to subscribe for shares.

Mr. Hansen is member of The UN Global Compact´s Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business. He was a member of the World Economic Forum´s Agenda Council on the Arctic in the Period 2012-2016. Mr. Hansen has extensive experience in the international oil and gas industry. He was among other member of Equinor´s Exploration Executive team. During his time in Equinor (former Statoil) he has been based in London, Copenhagen, Oslo and The Faroe Islands. Prior to Equinor (Statoil) he was in the seafood and shipping industry.

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Johannes Jensen
Deputy Chairman of the Board

 

Born 1962. Faroese citizen. Joined the Board in 2009 and has been Deputy Chairman since. Term of office expires in 2020. Is considered to be independent. Managing Director at P/F Gist & Vist.

Education:

MBA, Lancaster University Management School.

Board meetings in 2019:

Participated in all 16 Board meetings in 2019.

Number of shares held in Bakkafrost:

Holds no shares at year-end 2019 – no change in portfolio in 2019.

Mr. Jensen has extensive experience in seafood and marketing. He had a long career at Faroe Seafood, where he was Marketing Director from 1992 to 2001. Mr. Jensen is presently also Chairm

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Teitur Samuelsen
Board member

 

Born 1972. Faroese citizen. Joined the Board in 2016. Term of office expires in 2020. Is considered to be independent. Managing Director at P/F Eystur- og Sandoyartunlar.

Education:

MSc. in Business Economics & Auditing, Copenhagen Business School.

Board meetings in 2019:

Participated in all 16 Board meetings in 2019.

Number of shares in Bakkafrost:

Holds 100 shares – no change in portfolio in 2019.

Mr. Samuelsen has an extensive experience from accounting and finance. He has worked at KMPG and Dong E/P in Denmark and has been CFO at Atlantic Petroleum (2005-2009) and Bakkafrost (2009-2014). Mr. Samuelsen is presently a member of the Board of Directors at P/F 6. September and Betri Trygging.

 

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Annika Frederiksberg
Board Member

 

Born 1971. Faroese citizen. Joined the Board in 2008. Term of office expires in 2020. Is not considered to be independent. Sales Manager at Bakkafrost.

Education:

Basic Vocational Course, Commercial Line, Faroese Business School.

Board meetings in 2019:

Participated in 15 Board meetings in 2019.

Number of shares in Bakkafrost:

Holds directly and indirectly 15,810 shares at year-end 2019 – change in portfolio in 2019: +254 shares.

Mrs. Frederiksberg has extensive experience in the salmon industry and sales. She has been part of Bakkafrost’s administration team and sales team for over 25 years.

 

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Øystein Sandvik
Board member

 

Born 1948. Norwegian citizen. Joined the Board in 2013. Term of office expires in 2020. Is considered to be independent.

Education:

Bank Economist.

Board meetings in 2019:

Participated in all 16 Board meetings in 2019.

Number of shares in Bakkafrost:

Holds no shares at year-end 2019 – no change in portfolio in 2019.

Mr. Sandvik has extensive experience from the finance sector and seafood. He has held several positions at Nordea Bank Norge within fish farming and fishery. Mr. Sandvik is presently a member of the Board of Directors of Coldwater Prawns of Norway AS and in Drevik International AS.

 

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Einar Wathne
Board member

 

Born 1961. Norwegian citizen. Joined the Board in 2019. Term of office expires in 2020. Is considered to be independent.

Education:

Master in Animal Nutrition at NMBU. Ph.D. in Aquaculture, NMBU. MBA, Handelshøyskolen BI.

Board meetings in 2019:

Participated in 14 Board meetings in 2019.

Number of shares in Bakkafrost:

Holds no shares at year-end 2019 – no change in portfolio in 2019.

Mr. Wathne has extensive experience from seafood business and has held positions as CEO in Cargill and EWOS.

 

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