Board of Directors

Rúni M. Hansen
Chairman of the Board


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.

Number of shares held in Bakkafrost: Holds 10,000 shares.

Mr. Hansen has extensive experience in the international oil and gas industry. He has been Head of Statoil’s Arctic Unit and a 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 at 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.

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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. Is considered to be independent. Managing Director at P/F Gist & Vist.

Education: MBA, Lancaster University Management School.

Number of shares held in Bakkafrost: Holds no shares.

Mr. Jensen has extensive experience in seafood and marketing. Mr. Jensen had a long career for Faroe Seafood, where Mr. Jensen was Marketing Director from 1999 to 2001. Mr. Jensen is presently also Chairman of P/F Frost and of P/F Visit Faroe Islands.

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Teitur Samuelsen
Board member


Born in 1972. Faroese citizen. Joined the Board in 2016. Is considered to be independent. Managing Director in P/F Eystur- og Sandoyartunlum.

Education: Cand. Merc. aud. from Copenhagen Business School.

Number of shares held in Bakkafrost: Holds 100 shares.

Teitur Samuelsen has an extensive experience from accounting and finance. Teitur Samuelsen has worked in KMPG and Dong E/P in Denmark and has been the financial manager at Atlantic Petroelum (2005-2009) and Bakkafrost (2009-2014). Teitur Samuelsen is presently a member of the Board of Directors at P/F 6. September, Vest Pack and Betri Trygging.

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Annika Frederiksberg
Board Member


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

Education: Basic Vocational Course, Commercial Line, Faroese Business School.

Number of shares in Bakkafrost: Holds directly and indirectly 15,792 shares.

Mrs. Frederiksberg has extensive experience in the salmon industry and sales. Mrs. Frederiksberg 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. Is considered to be independent.

Education: Bank Economist.

Number of shares in Bakkafrost: Holds no shares.

Mr. Sandvik has an extensive experience from the finance sector and seafood. Mr. Sandvik has held several positions in 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.

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Einar Wathne
Board member


Norwegian citizen. Joined the Board in 2019. Is considered to be independent.

Education: Master Degree in Animal Nutrition, NMBU. Ph.D. in Aquaculture, NMBU. MBA, Handelshøyskolen BI.

Number of shares in Bakkafrost: Holds no shares.

Mr. Wathne has extensive experience from seafood business. Mr. Wathne has held positions as CEO in Cargill and EWOS. Mr. Wathne is presently the chairman of NCE Seafood Innovation Cluster.

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