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.

    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.

  • 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 Hotel Føroyar.

    Education: MBA, Lancaster University Management School.

    Board meetings in 2016: Participated in all 9 Board meetings in 2016.

    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 the Faroe Islands Tourist Board.

  • Teitur Samuelsen, Board member

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

    Education: MSc. in Business Economics & Auditing from Copenhagen Business School.

    Board meetings in 2016: Participated in 7 Board meetings in 2016.

    Number of shares held in Bakkafrost: Holds 100 shares.

    Mr. 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 Petroleum (2005-2009) and Bakkafrost (2009-2014). Mr. Samuelsen is presently a member of the Board of Directors in P/F 6. September, Vest Pack and Tryggingarfelagið Føroyar.

     

  • Virgar Dahl, Board member

    Born 1958. Faroese citizen. Joined the Board in 2006. Is not considered to be independent. Manager in the Marine Department in Tryggingarfelagið Føroyar.

    Education: Chief Officer, Vinnuháskúlin, Centre of Maritime Studies & Engineering.

    Board meetings in 2016: Participated in all 9 Board meetings in 2016.

    Number of shares in Bakkafrost: Holds 7,000 shares.

    Mr. Dahl has maritime experience, has sailed as both officer and captain. Following his maritime career, Mr. Dahl has extensive experience from the insurance and finance sector.

  • 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.

    Board meetings in 2016: Participated in 8 Board meetings in 2016.

    Number of shares in Bakkafrost: Holds directly and indirectly 15,206 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.

  • Øystein Sandvik, Board member

    Born 1948. Norwegian citizen. Joined the Board in 2013. Is considered to be independent.

    Education: Bank Economist.

    Board meetings in 2016: Participated in all 9 Board meetings in 2016.

    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.