Kristjan D.

Executive with 32+ years experience in Food Processing, specializing in Seafood

Iceland
English, Spanish; Castilian, Norwegian Bokmål, Danish, Swedish, Icelandic

M.Sc. Fisheries, University of Tromsoe, Norway 1987. Fishing Captains degree, Iceland Nautical College 1980. Authorized by The Financial Supervisory Authority of Iceland as Board Member of Financial I...see more

  • Hunting Fishing & Aquaculture
  • Food & Beverage
  • C-Level & Leadership
  • Consulting
  • ...

375

/hr
  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice

Experience

Member of the Board of Directors

Landeldi ehf.
3 years
Current position
Jan 2020 - Present
Landeldi is developing commercial land based salmon farming in Iceland.

Chairman Of The Board Of Directors

Snerpa ehf
4 years
Current position
Jun 2019 - Present
IT & computer services company.

Chairman of the Board Of Directors

Brim hf
4 years
Current position
Mar 2019 - Present
Brim hf. is a seafood company in Iceland. The company focuses on sophisticated fishing and processing technology and continuous production development.

Managing Director

Icelandic Aquaculture Bussiness Association
2 years
Apr 2017 - Dec 2018
Association of Icelandic Aquaculture businesses.

Member Board of Directors

Pólar togbúnaður ehf. - Polar Fishing Gear
7 years
Current position
Sep 2015 - Present
Polar Fishing Gear designs, produces and markets trawl doors to the international fishing industry.

Member of the Board of Directors - Alternate

Margildi ehf.
4 years
Jan 2015 - Jan 2019
Margildi specializes in the production of fish oil from capelin, herring and mackerel for human consumption.

Iceland Representative

North Atlantic Seafood Forum Conference
4 years
Nov 2014 - Apr 2019
The North Atlantic Seafood Forum is the world’s largest seafood business conference, and a leading executive meeting place for the seafood industry.

Honorary Consul in Iceland

The Federative Republic of Brasil
12 years
Current position
Jan 2011 - Present
Representative (Honorary) for the Brazilian Authorities in Iceland, governed by the Embassy of The Federative Republic of Brazil, in Oslo, Norway.

Member of the Board of Directors

Vaki hf.
5 years
Jan 2011 - Jan 2016
Vaki develops & produces high technology equipment and software for the aquaculture industry. Vaki was sold to Pentair, USA in 2016.

Member of the Board of Directors

Landsbankinn hf.
5 years
Jan 2011 - Jan 2016
The largest bank in Iceland (alternate 2011-2013). Chairman of the risk committee (2014-2016). Member of the audit committee (2015-2016).

Chairman/Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

Copeinca
5 years
Mar 2009 - Sep 2013
A leading seafood company with operations in Peru, listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange, operations in fishing and production of pelagic species, marketing fish meal & fish oil on the inte...see more

Managing Director

ISDER ehf.
14 years
Current position
Jan 2009 - Present
Private Investment Company.

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Valka ehf
13 years
Jan 2009 - Dec 2021
Valka develops & produces high tech equipment and software for the seafood processing industry. (Board member/alternate 2009-2011). Update: Valka was sold to and merged with Marel hf, I...see more

Managing Director - CEO for the Resolution Committee

Glitnir banki hf.
7 months
Nov 2008 - Jun 2009
Building and management of a team of experts to take care of unwinding of the multi billion dollar bankruptcy of Glitnir bank hf, an organisation with operations in several countries. T...see more

Managing Director - International Seafood Team/Corporate Banking Iceland

Glitnir
3 years
Jan 2005 - Jan 2008
Leading the International Seafood Industry Team from 2007. Managing Director of Corporate banking Iceland 2006-2007, leading a department serving large corporate clients in the Icelandi...see more

CEO

Iceland Seafood International
18 years
Current position
Jan 2005 - Present
Seafood trading company with operations in 8 countries in N-America & Europe, CEO during a carve-out & turn-around operation.

CEO

HBGrandi
2 years
Jan 2003 - Jan 2005
CEO and Dep. CEO of the largest Icelandic fishing and processing company. Also Chairman of Salar Islandica, Iceland, a fish farming company, Board Director at Fiskey, Iceland, a fish fa...see more

Managing Director

Vidskiptathroun ehf
23 years
Current position
Jan 2000 - Present
Consulting for seafood industry related companies.

Sales Manager

Marel
6 years
Jan 1994 - Jan 2000
Senior Area Sales Manager at Marel, a high tech machinery and software producer for the seafood, poultry and meat industries. Responsible for markets in Norway, Southern Europe and Sout...see more

Sales Manager

SIF
4 years
Jan 1990 - Jan 1994
Sales Manager for salted and dried seafood products at SIF, the worlds largest trading company for salted seafoods (bacalao). Founder and Managing Director of SIF-Union AS, a Norwegian ...see more

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Hunting Fishing & Aquaculture
  • Food & Beverage

Role experience

  • C-Level & Leadership
  • Consulting
  • Strategy & Business Development