Key Executives

Ana Elisenda Holden-Peters
Group Sustainability Lead

Ana Elisenda Holden-Peters (born 1980) has been leading sustainability strategy, policy and reporting at Bakkafrost since 2017. Ms Holden-Peters holds a MSc in Management from the University of Bath (2003) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Business from the University of Cambridge (2017).

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Andrias Petersen
Manager - Harvest

Andrias Petersen (born 1973) holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark (2001), and has since then 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 thorough knowledge of the Faroese fish farming industry. From 2008, Mr. Petersen was production manager at the former Vestsalmon, and following the merger of the Vestlax Group with the Bakkafrost Group, Mr. Petersen has been Harvest Manager.

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Anna Johansen
Group Quality Manager

Anna Johansen (born 1974) holds a cand.scient in biology from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark (2002). From 2003–2007, she worked with the Faroese Food, Veterinary and Environmental Agency as an environmental supervisor and a project manager. Anna Johansen has been quality manager for P/F Vestlax and P/F Vestsalmon since 2007 until the merger with Bakkafrost, when she started as Senior Group Quality Manager.

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Hartvig Joensen
Meal Manager - Havsbrún

Hartvig Joensen (born 1967) has been Manager of Havsbrún’s Fishmeal and Fish oil Department since 2005. He was educated at Copenhagen University College of Engineering as a Technical Assistant in 1995 and holds a Diploma in Leadership from the Faroese Business School from 2005.

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Heini Kristiansen
Group HR Manager

Heini Kristiansen (born 1986) was appointed Group HR Manager at Bakkafrost in november 2018. He holds a Bsc in International Business and Politics and a cand.merc.HRM from Copenhagen Business School. Heini has previous experience as HR Manager at Smyril Line and as a professional within individual and collective labor market negotiations in Denmark.

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Jón Purkhús
Farming Manager - North

Jón Purkhús (born 1958) has been Farming Manager at Bakkafrost since 2006. Mr. Purkhús has extensive experience in the salmon farming industry, as he founded and has been Director of Bakkafrost Farming North since 1985.

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Kári Egholm Jacobsen
Manager - VAP Production and Processing

Kári Jacobsen (born 1963) has been Manager of VAP Production and Processing since 2008. He was educated at Statens Fagskole for Fiskeindustri in Vardø (1982/1983). Kári Jacobsen was production manager for Tavan from 1984 to 1994 and from 1999 to 2008. Kári Jacobsen was production manager for United Seafood from 1994 to 1998.

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Kristian Eli Zachariassen
Group Manager IT

Kristian Eli Zachariassen (born 1974) has been Group Manager for IT since 2014. Mr. Zachariassen holds a Degree of Advanced Computer Studies from Tietgen Business College in Odense, Denmark (1999) and a MSc in Computer Security from the University of Liverpool, England (2012).

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Oddvald Olsen
Farming Manager - West

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

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Poul Andrias Jacobsen (Addi)
Marketing Manager

Poul Andrias Jacobsen (born 1976) has been Marketing Manager at Bakkafrost since 2015. He was educated Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration from the University in Aalborg, Denmark (2002). From 2006 to 2015 Poul Andrias Jacobsen held the position as managing director of Aluplast P/F.

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Rúni Olsen
Fresh Water Manager

Rúni Olsen (born 1967) was appointed Fresh Water Manager at Bakkafrost from the 1st of February 2018. Rúni Olsen holds a Master’s Certificate from Føroya Sjómansskúli in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands. And from 1996 to 2009, he held leading positions in international shipping. From 2009, Rúni held the position as Maritime Director at P/F Smyril Line.

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Rúni Weihe
Feed Manager - Havsbrún

Rúni Weihe (born 1980) holds an MSc in Fisheries from the University in Tromsø, Norway (2008). From 2001-2003, Mr. Weihe worked as fish farmer for Vestlax. In 2008, Mr. Weihe became the RnD Manager of Havsbrún’s Feed Division. He was appointed Division Manager in 2014 and holds both managerial positions.

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Símun P. Jacobsen
Senior Sales Manager

Símun P. Jacobsen (born 1963), was appointed Senior Sales Manager for the Bakkafrost Group in 2012. Mr. Jacobsen holds a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and Accounting (HD-R) from Handelshøjskolen Syd in Denmark. Mr. Jacobsen has an extensive career within the business of sales and management in the white fish industry as well as sales of salmon products to European supermarket chains. He was sales manager for United Seafood from 1998 and for Faroe Seafood from 2005.

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Sverri Kjærbæk
Operations Manager

Sverri Kjærbæk (born 1964) was appointed Opertions Manager at Bakkafrost in September 2016. Mr. Kjærbæk holds Certificate as Master Mariner from Føroya Sjómansskúli in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, and from 1989 to 2007, he held positions as captain in Mærsk Line. From 2007, Mr. Kjærbæk has served as captain on board passenger as well as offshore vessels.

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