Key Executives

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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