Group Management

  • Regin Jacobsen, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

    Born 1966. Faroese citizen. Has been Chief Executive Officer of Bakkafrost since 1989.

    Education: Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and Accounting (HDR), Aarhus School of Business.

    Number of shares in Bakkafrost: Holds 4,494,174 shares.

    Mr. Jacobsen has extensive experience from the salmon industry and finances. Mr. Jacobsen was Financial Manager of P/F Bakkafrost before he became Chief Executive Officer of P/F Bakkafrost.

  • Gunnar Nielsen, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

    Born 1977. Faroese citizen.

    Education: Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and Accounting (HDR), Aarhus School of Business. MSc in Business Economics & Auditing, Copenhagen Business School.

    Number of shares in Bakkafrost: Holds 932 shares.

    Mr. Nielsen has experience in the finance sector. Mr. Nielsen has held positions as corporate finance advisor and auditor. Before joining Bakkafrost, Mr. Nielsen held different positions in the TF Group, including being advisor and CEO in TF Íløgur.

  • Odd Eliasen, Managing Director - Havsbrún

    Born 1965. Faroese citizen.

    Education: Teacher Certificate Exam, Faroese Teacher Training College.

    Number of shares in Bakkafrost: Holds 172,256 shares.

    Mr. Eliasen has broad experience from the fish farming industry and has been an active player in restructuring the fish farming industry in the Faroe Islands. Mr. Eliasen has been responsible for Havsbrún´s farming activities and has held various board positions in the industry. Mr. Eliasen was board member of Bakkafrost from 2006 to 2012, when he was appointed Managing Director for Havsbrún and member of the Bakkafrost Group Management.

Key Executives

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Andrias Petersen, Harvest Manager

    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.

  • Jón Purkhús, Farming Manager

    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.

  • Oddvald Olsen, Farming Manager

    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.

  • 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.

  • Hartvig Joensen, Meal Manager

    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.

  • Rúni Weihe, Feed Manager

    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.

  • 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.

     

  • Leif av Reyni, Fresh Water Manager

    Leif av Reyni (born 1976) holds a BSc in Aquaculture from Høgskolen in Sogndal, Norway (1999– 2002) and an MSc degree in Aquaculture from Stirling University, Scotland. From 2003–2004, Mr. Reyni worked for Vestlax and from 2004–2005, Mr. Reyni worked as project manager for the local Aquaculture Research Station in the Faroe Islands. From 2005 to 2009, he was production manager at Vestlax and responsible for sea sites and hatcheries. Following the merger of the Vestlax Group with the Bakkafrost Group, Mr. Reyni has been Freshwater Manager responsible for the hatcheries. Since 2006, he has been on the board of the Faroese Aquaculture Research Station.

  • Guðrun Olsen, Group HR Manager

    Guðrun Olsen (born 1964) holds a BA from the Copenhagen Business School and a MA degree in International Corporate Communication from the University of Southern Denmark in Odense. From 1994 to 2004, Mrs. Olsen held positions as company secretary and HR & adm. manager at Faroe Seafood. Guðrun Olsen has been Group HR Manager of Bakkafrost since 2012.